Author of acclaimed campus-focused novel, What It Takes and University of Lagos don, Dr. Lola Akande, has released another novel titled Where Are You From? It is about citizenship, indigenisation, inter-ethnic marriages and youthful exuberance. The novel questions the true meaning of federalism and highlights the frustration and disappointment young Nigerians face in their quest…
How Bauchi First Lady, others celebrated World Book Day
In the first day of March, all roads led to Bauchi state where all the literary enthusiasts in the state gathered for an indelible romance with the day set aside for the bookers, World Book Day, aimed at reinvigorating and instilling the gradually fading-out reading culture among younger ones.
JP Clark International Conference holds in July, calls for papers
The first Prof. John Pepper Clark International Conference will hold in July 11 through 14, 2018 at University of Lagos, Nigeria. It has theme ‘Connecting the Local and Global Across Literary Genres.’
Exploring the pervasive influence of religion on man’s behaviour
The Beast Religion and New World Order (48hr Books, U.S.; 2017) is an in-depth psychoanalysis of man as influenced and dominated by religion which is regarded as the beast, the politics and consciousness of man’s existence, divine totalitarianism and how all this affects his existence.
Ovation, admiration as Ifeoma Okoye reads at UNILAG
The audience clapped intermittently while being entertained by the octogenarian guest writer who read from her 2013 novel The Fourth World with great precision.
Nigerian feminism as alternative voice in feminist discourse
In discussing the issues of women in relation to various factors, what comes to mind is the term “feminism”. And feminism is the belief...
Global celebration for Achebe’s Things Fall Apart 60 years after
The year 2018 marks the Diamond anniversary of the publication of the 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. The story’s main preoccupation concerns pre- and post-colonial life in late 19th century Nigeria.
The writings of Emmanuel Oronsaye - Part 2
The points that I sincerely and particularly wish to establish about Oronsaye’s concern with the morbidity of our age in his poetry are two. The first...
NLNG presents $100,000 cash prizes to 2017 literature, science winners
Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited, at a public presentation last week in Lagos, formally presented The Nigeria Prize for Literature and The Nigeria Prize for Science, which come with a cash prize of $100,000 each, to four winning entries that emerged from the 2017 cycle.
Hadiza El-Rufai joins league of Northern Nigerian women writers
With the recent launch of An Abundance of Scorpions in Abuja, a novel written by the wife of Kaduna State governor, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, the literary space from northern Nigeria, especially by its women, often held in check by religious and cultural norm, keeps expanding.
Reps oppose sale of National Theatre, urge minister to boost tourism
The Chairman of the House Committee on Culture and Tourism, Mr. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, has reiterated his opposition to the sale of the National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos.Ogbeide-Ihama made this known at an interactive session between his committee and the Minister of Information and Culture,.....
Zebrudayah makes cameo appearance in new episode of Professor Johnbull
This week’s edition of Glo-sponsored TV Drama series, Professor Johnbull comes up on Tuesday with Chika Okpala (a.k.a Zebrudayah) of New Masquerade fame making a cameo appearance where he supports Professor Johnbull (Kanayo O. Kanayo) in condemning the activities of slay Queens...