Jude Idada wins Nigeria prize for literature
For Jude Idada, luck finally shone on him on Friday as he was named the 2019 winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the cycle on Children’s Literature.
Never quite the insider for launch thursday
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, will be a special guest to review Chief Keith Richards’ latest book, Never Quite the Insider: a Nigerian Memoir, in Lagos on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
Masobe books list new authors, books
Six writers have joined the Masobe Books family. These writers share the publishing firm’s ethos of creating an exciting body of work. The books, which will be published between now and the fourth quarter of 2020, are:
Beyond aesthetics... Presentation holds today
Wole Soyinka’s latest book, Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse and Dissonance in African Art Traditions, will be formally presented today at the Freedom Park, Off Broad Street, Lagos Island. Time: 3:00pm.
Lagos action plan and future of book publishing in Africa
Gbadega Adedapo is the president of the Nigerian Publishers Association (NPA) and member of the International Publishers Association (IPA) Executive Committee. He is also a former president of the Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA) and Chair, IPA Inclusive Publishing & Literacy Committee.
Creative writing masterclass canvasses children’s writing
Recently, the Department of English and Literature, University of Benin, State hosted Messrs Anote Ajeluorou (author of Igho Goes to Farm) and Henry Akubuiro (Prodigals in Paradise) to a Creative Writing Masterclass. The event afforded the guest writers and masterclass convener, Prof. Tony Afejuku, opportunity to call on Nigerian universities’ departments of English and Literature…
Things Fall Together: Chinua Achebe is Okonkwo of Things Fall Apart - Part 2
The only difference is that while Achebe was Okonkwo-specific in his reportage, it is Achebe’s composite class of ex-colonials that were granted unimaginable wealth, position, and power.
Darah positions literature at the heart of civilisation
Prof. G.G Darah is regarded as something of an institution on his own as he traverses the lecture circuit throughout Nigeria delivering erudite and often stimulating and controversial guest lectures...
With Hanging Libraries, Nigeria evolves new way to bridge literacy gap
As part of efforts aimed at improving literacy in the country, a group of young Nigerians has come up with an innovative way of making books available in classrooms across the country.