Aishat Ibrahim makes milestone as a teenage author
The Girl Who Loves her City (Grandeur, Lagos, 2016) by a teenager, Aishat Ibrahim, who hails from Kebbi State, Nigeria, serves as a correctional tool for common mistakes teenagers make while growing up.
A writers’ body and the burdens of current Nigerian writing - Part 2
The possible link between this theme andthat of terrorismis strong. Terrorism, like torture, exploits the vulnerabilities of the body to make a political statement.
Osita Ike: Death as Nuclear Festival
Death steals in the unkindest of moments. There were no signs whatsoever that Prince Osita Ike was on his way out. Aged 54, he had countless dreams ahead. I should know because we were more than friends.
A writers’ body and the burdens of current Nigerian writing - Part 1
I attempt to do three main things in this presentation. The first is to highlight what I refer to as the Nigerian tradition of writing, which I locate in the postulations of the hegemonic faction of the first generation of Nigerian writers.
Female literary icon, Onyebuchi Emecheta, dies at 72
Mrs. Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta, passed away on Wednesday in her London home at the age of 72. Emecheta, born in Lagos on July 21, 1944, published more than 20 books throughout her career.
Divinity, humanity, artistic enterprise and search for global peace in 21st century
Definitions of Arts and humanities are appropriate in articulating this lecture to the desired goal of initiating peace in the 21st century.
Prostrating patiently to get PhD
It is acutely annoying and unacceptable to my temperament that in the bid to earn the coveted PhD, some ambitious students are made to stretch from three years onto eternity the task of writing a so-called dissertation....
Arterial Network’s e-book on freedom of creative expression in Africa out
In September 2014, Arterial Network launched a call for contributions from writers, journalists and researchers from across the continent to share their opinions and knowledge on this broad topic.