The winner will be selected from the three shortlisted authors: Jacqui L’Ange author of The Seed Thief; Jowhor Ile, author of And After Many Days, and Julie Iromuanya, author of Mr and Mrs Doctor.
‘I wanted the book as map to walk you through the city of Lagos’
I wanted to make people cry. I also noticed from all the books that I read about Lagos that they were either talking about just the Island or just the mainland. No book about Lagos has talked about both the Island and mainland at once.
A feast for young writers at Abraka
The playwright drew attention to the fact that every writer must be a good observer, adding that inspiration, intuition and imagination are the three eyes a writer must have to be successful.
The university as narrative canvas in Lola Akande’s 'What it Takes'
The university has been central to the consolidation of Nigerian literature in many ways. While a great deal of the literature is produced by members of the university communities...
Ibadan and an evening of poetry in honour of Niyi Osundare
On World Poetry Day, March 21, 2017, Ibadan had an indelible literary event in celebration of Prof. Niyi Osundare, who recently turned 70.
Genre rotation and literary prizes
I started this article by doing something I should do more often: Googling its title. As an aside, it truly is a good idea to run a search engine using as keywords the title of your poetry collection, novel, or non-fiction tome.
Institute a literary prize, foundation in Buchi Emecheta’s honour
For her immense contributions to the country’s body of literary works in a writing career that spanned 44 years, authors, associates, friends and family members gathered recently to honour and pay tributes to the foremost Nigerian novelist, Mrs. Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta....
History and politics in 21st century Nigerian poetry - Part 2
Apart from Nigerian politics and history, international politics also features in the poetry of 21st century Nigerian poets. Through the agency of globalisation via the World Wide Web, as well as the self-exile or travels or Nigerian new poets, global issues have taken place in their poetry.
A festschrift in honour of Muyiwa Awodiya @70
Muyiwa Peter Awodiya is a professor of Theatre Management and Dramatic Criticism in the Department of Theatre Arts and Mass Communication, University of Benin, Benin City.