Five things to do at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Publishing giant Penguin Random House said at the Frankfurt trade show that it was seeing double-digit growth in audio books around the world. "It harks back to telling and listening to stories around the campfire," CEO Markus Dohle told reporters.
Ogun tasks pupils on effective reading habit
Ogun State Government has called on students to imbibe reading habit to improve their intellectual capability by making use of the conducive learning atmosphere provided by the present administration.
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.
‘Publishers should embrace Yoruba writing’
Book publishers have been urged to embrace Yorùbá writing in order to encourage writers in the language. This was the submission of the special guest at the second anniversary of Yorùbá Lákọ̀tun by Chief Gbemisoye Ayano.
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
The significance of Chinua Achebe’s short stories - Part 1
Balogun identifies Achebe’s stories as realistic, conveying themes and aesthetics with techniques borrowed from African folklore. He concludes that these stories rate favourably with the best in the world (58).
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.
Stories behind the mask: writers and their names
But the phenomenon has been put back in the spotlight by Italian publishing sensation Elena Ferrante's assiduous efforts to keep her real identity a secret, at a time when new reasons are emerging for publishing from behind a mask.
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…