History and combative commitment in the poetry of Odia Ofeimun
Odia Ofeimun was born in 1950 in Iruekpen-Ekema, Edo State, Nigeria. Ofeimun belongs to the second generation of Nigerian poets - a generation that emerged in the seventies to challenge the tradition of “apolitical poetry” associated with an earlier generation.....
Osundare at 70: I have been extremely lucky with life
Very early in my academic and writerly career, like Pablo Neruda, the immortal poet of Chile of the world, I made an abiding pledge that the people would find their voices in my songs.
Nigerian written literature since 1914 - Part 1
He year 1914 marks the founding of a potentially great country. A hundred years after, the adverb ‘potentially’ which modifies the adjective ‘great’ has refused...
Curtailing unemployment through vocational education and training
Worried by the sprawling unemployment that has almost capsulated many countries, especially developing ones such as Nigeria, Ganiyu G. Oke, a professor of Adult Education...
How ‘A Taste of Theatre’ can help Nigerian theatre practice
An American and founder of A Taste of Theatre, Mr. Victor Gulley, had an interesting workshop session at the Lagos Theatre Festival 2017, organised by British Council Lagos.
Summit to reenact Ibadan literary glory underway
An Ibadan-based educational opportunity and literacy development organisation, BIBLOPHILLIANigeria, is perfecting arrangements for the maiden edition of its Young Writers’ Summit and Literary Festival.
Scented Offal… Omatseye’s song of a nation in search of self
History comes in many guises. When a country’s leaders allow such an important subject not to be taught in its schools for whatever political reasons, it clearly becomes a recipe for national atrophy.
Russian writer sparks war of words by joining Ukraine rebels
Prilepin is acclaimed for novels drawing on his experiences of serving with Russian forces in Chechnya and as a member of a banned radical nationalist group, and has won some of Russia's top literary awards.