Call for papers: Critical Stages/Scènes critiques — The essay section
Critical Stages/Scènes critiques welcomes a wide range of submissions in English and/or French for its December edition of the journal.
Children’s literature receives boost in 2019 NLNG’s prize
One hundred and seventy-three (173) entries have been submitted this year to the Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG). This year’s prize focuses on Children’s Literature. The number of entries shows a 59 per cent increase as compared to number of entries received in 2015, when the genre was last up…
In new poetry collection, Nwagwu restates love for late wife
American soul singer Michael Bolton probably had Prof. Mark Nwagwu in mind when he sang his famous love song, ‘When a man loves a woman’. Indeed, when a man loves a woman he’d go the extra mile to do everything for her. The scientist Nwagwu at 81 has written four collections of poetry or love…
Anthology in honour of Adesanmi gets Canadian, Nigerian publishers
The editors of the proposed poetry anthology Wreaths for a Wayfarer: A Poetry Anthology in Honour of Pius Adesanmi have announced Daraja Press (Canada) as publishers of the North American edition of the anthology while Narrative Landscape Press (Nigeria) will publish the African edition. The anthology is expected to be published later this year. While…
What is really wrong with publishers in Nigeria?
There is a new publisher in town, with new poetry collections: Umar Abubakar Sidi’s The Poet of Dust and Richard Ali’s The Anguish and Vigilance of Things.
G. G. Darah: Marxist activism, literary criticism and oral literature scholarship in Nigeria - Part 2
In order to have profound insights about the Marxist patriot, Darah, it is imperative we reproduce his recollection of his generation’s exploits.
In Don’t Quit, Uranta interrogates power of perseverance
One insightful thread that runs through Don’t Quit, an inspiring book by Somi Uranta, is perseverance. This recurring issue of persistence is intense and it confronts the reader early in the book.
Nwagwu dedicates new poetry collection to late wife, Helen
There is no poet in Africa, ever, who has written four works of poetry on a loved one. And, here in Nigeria, there is no other scientist, of the stature of FAS (Fellow of the Academy of Science), which I have, writing works of literature in the genres of prose and poetry. I think, therefore,…
15 years after, time to Rejig Nigeria Prize For Literature
He's spent a lifetime trying to make himself happy again: He lost his parents very early in life. Prophecy or heresy, whichever, condemned him to a life in the street, struggling. When he sought an alternative word to his sorrow, he found pessimism. Like his idol, the 19th century realism writer, Henrik Ibsen, he often…
Providus Bank celebrates Soyinka on World Poetry Day
Tomorrow, March 21 is UNESCO’s World Poetry Day. In the world over, bookies will be celebrating the event with some reading, writing and poetry performances.