Ebun Clark: The matriarch and her two Idols
Ebun Clark’s contribution to the field of theatre arts in Nigeria is not in dispute. Regrettably, however, this is not often acknowledged —perhaps inevitably...
Still a long wait for 2017 9mobile Literature Prize
The award of 9mobile Prize for Literature, sponsored by telecom company, 9mobile (formerly Etisalat), has become a long wait that may stretch indefinitely from all indications.
At Ake Festival, artists interrogate fantastical futures
The United States Mission in Nigeria has renewed its support for Nigeria’s burgeoning community of creative writers and artists with its participation at the 2018 Ake Arts and Book Festival. The U.S. Mission was one of the major sponsors of the festival, a yearly event, which showcases the best of contemporary African literature, poetry, music,…
At ANA Convention, Nigerian authors in mega cities, mega narratives
Last week, the city of Lagos stood still for the arts community, as the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) held its 37th convention. The yearly event, which is often marked by discussions about and around the book industry, attracted authors and publishers such as, Mabel Segun, matriarch of Nigerian Literature; Prof. Femi Osofisan, Prof. Akachi…
Going for gold in writing with Ifeoma Okoye
Ifeoma Okoye’s Go for gold with your writing, with ‘A practical self-guide to writing gold-winning sentences’ as sub-theme, is a detailed and self-explanatory textbook on how to master English and write effortlessly in it. The book caters for all categories of writing, ranging from essay, reports, theses, course term papers, reviews, articles, editorials, academic papers, business letters,…
Emmanuel Babatunde Omobowale and the emergence of literature and medicine in Nigeria
In every sane and forward looking society, the progenitors and harbingers of different traditions and social innovations are celebrated. Such honour is meant to motivate more productive thoughts, which are capable of stimulating inventive....
Living with oil and gas: A local perspective
It might seem somewhat disingenuous to begin a review of a book by quarrelling with the appropriateness of its title but in this case the issue is at the heart of the impact and content of the work.
In echoes... Emmanuel explores how past affects future
Tayo Emmanuel is a London-based author whose stories shape people’s relationships. She is a romance writer, who believes that any relationship can work, as long as someone is willing to pay the price.
‘Why we set up a society for editors in Nigeria’
The Society for Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN) held a two-day editing masterclass in July, which had ‘An Editor as a Creator: Understanding the Technical...
Prospects In Retrospects… an interrogation of Bello’s life, career
Professor Rahamon Bello is a man that I admire and most certainly, a man worthy of admiration. I really became aware of Professor Bello when he took over senate after the death of Professor Sofoluwe, though I must confess that till the death of Professor Sofoluwe my attendance at senate was sporadic.