Ndiolo-Enaholo’s book offers recipe for depression, life’s challenges
Amid growing concern about increasing rate of suicide and depression in the country, a motivational book that would point people to success despite challenges has been introduced to the public.
Gabriel Okara… Restoring the genius of Africa’s oldest living poet
In spite of this obvious genius, Okara has remained largely missing out in the discourse of Nigeria’s critical, literary establishment. A few factor have been adduced for this.
Migrant experience in Julie Iromuanya’s Mr. & Mrs. Doctor
Julie Iromuanya’s novel Mr. & Mrs. Doctor could not be more relevant than in these times. It is a time when immigration and refugee crises have reached a record high and forced world powers to align themselves with open border policies.
Etisalat prize for literature award holds May 20
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.
Theorising third-generation Nigerian novels
What is attempted in this short essay is a critical overview of attempts at theorising the third-generation Nigerian novels and the strands of discourse that are emerging from the critical interventions.
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.
Why Nigeria needs a National Poetry Month
When I was about thirteen I memorized my first real poem. It was “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” by Robert Frost. I loved the melodic sound of the words as they slipped from my mouth, sliding in rhyme against one another.