Ikeogu Oke wins NLNG’s $.1m literature prize
The board chairman, Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo, at a press conference in Lagos, said Oke’s collection of poems, The Heresiad, beat 183 others to the diadem.
The significance of Chinua Achebe’s short stories - Part 2
Herein lies the power of the Achebe short story. Being short, it goes straight to the heart of the matter, a moment of revelation or some intrinsically tense moment or situation with a view to highlighting a human predicament.
Publishing is exciting but challenging -Abraham
In a country, where the mobile telephone, with all its attractions, provides a compelling allure for young people, reading books ranks more than secondary pastime.
Libraries are treated like museums by people in government, says Abdullahi
A nation is supposed to have a book policy that guides the operations of the book industry. The policy normally shows how government can create enabling environment for writers and other stakeholders in the book industry to operate
ANA national officials inspect facilities ahead of convention in Makurdi
On the second day, the delegation embarked on a tour of facilities, including JS Tarka Foundation, where the arrival cocktail and convention play are expected to hold on the first and second days of the convention respectively.
Of prizes, canons at ANA convention
Denja Abdullahi said, “We decided to go with the current re-appraisal of the issue of canonization of books and writers in world literature as it affects African writers.
Xenophobia and the Nigerian Kwerekwere in post-apartheid South Africa
It is crucial to start with a very fundamental definition. “Kwerekwere” is the derogatory term that black South Africans use when referring to unwanted foreign blacks, especially Nigerians. A very insightful 401-page book, The Kwerekwere Testament: The Complete Chronicles authored by Kenneth Chukwuka Madiebo, and published by ArtRelated, Lagos, in 2011, undertakes an original meditation…
Artyrama launches art gallery
An online African art gallery, Artyrama, was launched yesterday, September 19, 2017, in Lagos. The innovative gallery would give lovers of African art around the world access to a variety of African art....