Uranta in Contradictions
Somi Uranta first hit the bookshelf with A Date With Failure: Art of Standing Up Again in 2004. It was a book that many erroneously judged by its cover and missed the point.
Chigozie Harbor on harbour, good life
The book, Lessons from the Sea, a sailor’s disclosure on how to live the good life, is a timely intervention at a time mankind is facing the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In suffering and smiling ... A Nation’s Dilemma, Ogunlowo interrogates mental health
Salem Ogunlowo is a professional therapist. She is a trained integrative and grief counsellor. Salem is a holistic wellbeing enthusiast. She specialises in managing and supporting individuals, groups and organisations struggling with various levels of mental health concerns, including emotional distress. She recently unveiled her book, Suffering and Smiling ... A Nation’s Dilemma. She spoke…
Onagoruwa’s Dear Alaere takes on patriarchy, sexism
There are some familiar themes that will not go away because society seems like a dried, crooked stick in harmattan that refuses to bend one way or the other.
At memoirs launch, Tinubu insists Fasoranti is inspirational
In May this year, when Papa turned 94, in my special tribute, while congratulating Papa for the milestone, I commended him for his steadfastness and dedication to progressive and worthy causes and for his legacy of service to Nigeria and Yorubaland. Today’s twin-event-the public presentation and the formal launch of his autobiography and pet project…
In I Called Him Dad, Ishiaku confronts rape, child molestation
I Called Him Dad were the words Fatima Ada Ishiaku kept using, even as she suffered years of sexual molestation and abuse from her stepfather, causing her to go into depression and turn to alcoholism, momentarily, for relief. Surmounting all the odds life threw at her, she went on to study Sociology at the University…
100 years after, Omo-Oba Obadiah Johnson remembered
Among the outstanding Africans that lived through the last two centuries was the inimitable Dr. Obadiah Johnson, a Creole of Nigerian and Saro descent.
‘Ingredients for building innovative, sustainable businesses’
A book, Business Intelligence Cookbook by Ayodeji Ebadan, is bringing together concepts, tips and principles for entrepreneur to build innovative and sustainable businesses.
Experts advise publishers to embrace technology for industry sustainability
Experts have canvassed the need for the country’s challenged book industry to embrace technology amid the COVID-19 pandemic to realise its full potential. Speaking at the opening of the 2020 Nigeria Virtual Book Fair on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the President of International Publishers Association, Hugo Setzer, urged publishers around the world to embrace digital…
Emmanuel’s Lord Of Minds wins Jehf Play Writing Contest
Winners of ONE-Act Play-writing Competition 2020, organised by James Ene Henshaw Foundation (JEHF), have been announced. The competition seeks to encourage the art of dramatic writing and is open to young people between ages 18 and 35 for the best original one-act play written for stage, film, or television. The first prize went to Mary…