Genius of the unconventional and the patterning of dualities: Wole Soyinka’s early childhood - Part 1
Africa’s most renown writer, Wole Soyinka, was born on July 13, 1934. His literary works which span the domains of drama, poetry and prose are remarkable for their aesthetic sublime and universal philosophical relevance. Soyinka is also a profoundly gifted essayist whose thoughts opened up the cultural cum philosophical mooring of much of African literature…
KABAFEST 2017: Opening up conversation, creative space of a less understood region
For the most part, Northern Nigeria seems like a closed book to many, especially those in the Southern part of the country. The interweaving of politics and culture, firmly embedded in the underbelly of religion, has not made matters any easier.
Chimamanda Adichie wins major French literary award
“Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been been named one of three winners of Le Grand Prix de l'héroïne Madame Figaro.
Abiola Irele dies at 81
Once described as the doyen of Africanist literary scholars, Irele was born in Ora (present Edo State, Nigeria) in 1936. The literary critic once served as the Provost of Kwara State University in Ilorin.
PIN poetry competition produces winners
Poets in Nigeria (PIN) have announced Bakre Fadil Adedamola, Ajah Henry Ekene and Bona O. Solomon as prize-winners for the 2017 edition of Nigerian Students Poetry Prize. The competition, which opened since February this year, received about 725 poems from students drawn from over 100 tertiary institutions in Nigeria and abroad.
I am a Nigerian
Over the past few weeks, a reading and video of a poem I AM A NIGERIAN has been circulating on social media without attribution. It has been sent to me several times, both in video and in text form as Author Unknown.
Caught in a trap: Issues in Nigerian democracy, development
The author engages with the challenges of development in the second part of the book detailing his thoughts on issues of vision and growth, the imperative of education as well as exigencies of innovation and its inevitability as a catalyst for growth and development.
At Goethe’s literary crossroads, Omotosho, Adebayo read from new books
Goethe Institut’s second Literary Crossroad for the year, women still reigned as two female writers, Yewande Omotosho and Ayobami Adebayo, read extensively from their most recent works as they joined Molara Wood in a conversation.
Paddington Bear author Michael Bond dies aged 91
British children's writer Michael Bond, the creator of the much-loved fictional character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91, his publisher HarperCollins said on Wednesday.
Abuja evening of literary flavours
Not to forget the four awards given to Zaynab Alkali (Certificate of Excellence), Leopoldo Verdesoto (Appreciation), Emeka Oparah (Excellence) and Dave Adzer (Appreciation).
Sharpening written, spoken communications’ skills with new book, English For All Purposes
The authors of English For All Purposes: A Hands-on Guide for Excellence in the Use of English must have studied the Nigerian environment closely in its use of English language, the country’s lingua franca, and noted its obvious shortcomings.