Point of view and fiction
Many first-time writers of fiction settle on the first person point of view when writing their novels. This is a symptom of the fact that many first-time writers settle on writing novels with heavy autobiographical elements.
Season of Crimson Blossom: A literary criticism
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut novel, Season of Crimson Blossoms has been reviewed and rated spectacularly in recent times. Who would have thought that a first time ...
At UNILAG, scholars question validity of Nobel Prize for Literature
A Book, Bob Dylan As The Very Best, published in 1993 about his songs, put to music, underscores the fact that he is a musician not a poet, though his music has a lot of poetic qualities.
A question of audience – redux
Welcome back readers. My second article in this series was mentioned in an article by Chigozie Obioma in the UK Guardian, Who Should I Write For – Nigerians, Africans, or Everyone? in which Mr. Obioma argued...
Dylan says Nobel left him 'speechless'
Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said Friday, breaking his silence on the win that he said left him "speechless".
US author Paul Beatty wins Man Booker Prize
Paul Beatty became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize -- the world's most prestigious English-language literary award -- for his novel "The Sellout" on Tuesday.
Big data reveals mixed authorship in 17 Shakespeare plays
Seventeen plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written in collaboration with other playwrights, according to an edition of his works coming out this month that uses "big data" to reveal the mixed authorship. Shakespeare's reputed rival Christopher Marlowe is credited as co-writer in the Henry VI trilogy of plays while playwright Thomas Middleton is credited…
Yakusak’s After They Left relives memories of Jos in Season Of Madness
Jos is a mysterious city; it seemed like a bland banal municipality in terms of social structure, culture and emotional stability when compared to other cities in Nigeria.
RAN elects Irene Mbanefo national president
The Reading Association of Nigeria, RAN, at its biennial conference in Calabar, elected Mrs. Irene Chinwe Mbanefo as National President alongside four executive officers to pilot its activities for the next two years.
The Unfortunate Generation writes back: The signifying tears in Akeem Lasisi’s Night Of Flight - Part 1
Ever recurring within the sanguine stream of Nigerian literary criticism is the volatile whirlpool of the ‘generational debate,’ which has monumentally constructed polemical signposts of the Nigerian literary canon.