With new textbook, Oboko simplifies communication art
The ability to speak and write well in English language will continue to be a source of headache for many . This is made worse in a second language environment like Nigeria, with the numerous interferences, not least among them are poor attitude of users to the language and badly trained teachers.
ANA Lagos set to host writers, starts advocacy on reading
The executive members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 37th yearly international convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), visited Rutam House...
Nigerian authors nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize
Two Nigerian writers Chimamanda Adichie and Nnedi Okorafor have been nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize for Literature. The alternative Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by a Swedish non-profit organization called The New Academy. The New Academy was founded on the initiative of a Swedish journalist and author Alexandra Pascalidou following the announcement of…
Nigerian Writer Anietie Isong Wins UK prize With Debut Novel
Nigerian writer Anietie Isong has emerged the winner of 2018 McKitterick Prize with his debut novel Radio Sunrise, making him the first Nigerian to do so since its establishment in 1990. The McKitterick Prize is awarded for a first novel by a writer over 40, the Society of Authors said. “I wrote Radio Sunrise to…
At authors’ forum, publishers, writers seek peaceful relationship for viable book industry
Resolving the row between publishers and writers will continue to dominate discussion in the book industry. Issues such as, betrayal of trust, non-payment of royalties, inability to meet expectations, poor marketing and sale of books and breach of contract are major causes of the confrontation....
Soyinka’s Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s unfinished business for unveiling August 2
Arrangements have reached conclusive stages for the formal unveiling of Wole Soyinka’s latest Interventions Series, Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s Unfinished Business. The event holds on August 2, 2018 at the Freedom Park (Kongi Art Gallery), Broad Street, Lagos Island. Time is 11.30am.
African literature, the english language and the nation - Part 3
The fifth problem is associated with the ironic twist in an African writer condemning European values while employing an European language, which in itself is an European value item. This is probably what Sartre means when he says, “if he destroys it (French value, that is) in French, he poetizes already.
The Last Carver gets september release date
Towards the last quarter of 2018, Purple Shelves Publishers, Nigeria would be releasing The Last Carver (TLC), a well-crafted novel written by Ositadimma Amakeze in response to the growing concern about culture continuity and bequeathal of traditional values to the next generation.
In Eclipse Of Justice, Ezeji deconstructs legal schisms
It is becoming a norm for individuals to court one of the genres of literature as a conduit for the appraisal of their profession(s). Dami Ajayi’s Clinical Blues (2014) is one of such literary outputs inspired by the author’s profession. Hence, it is not a surprise to have a poetry collection from a legal practitioner, who also holds degrees in literature.
Uwaifo’s Conversations in Electric Utility Engineering for launch August 2
With his latest book, Solomon Omorodion Uwaifo, one of Nigeria’s renowned authors and professionals, has given us an exposition on the power sector, and Nigeria and the world have been handed an incisive and well-informed insight into the endemic and debilitating power sector that the country has been grappling with over the years.
Dust to Dew, memoir of a depressed soul
Depression happens to a lot of people. It is that feeling of being inadequate and weak inside. Dr. Olaokun Soyinka defines it, as “overwhelming feeling of pointlessness,” while Kadaria Ahmed says, is “a serious mood disorder, which affects how we feel, think and act.”
When UNILAG gathered eggheads for Prof. JP Clark
From July 11 to14, 2018, the University of Lagos hosted the maiden edition of John Pepper Clark International Conference. It had as theme, Connecting the Local and Global Across Literary Genres. Before the conference, there was considerable excitement, both within University of Lagos and the wider literary community, at the prospect of hosting such an…