Institute a literary prize, foundation in Buchi Emecheta’s honour
For her immense contributions to the country’s body of literary works in a writing career that spanned 44 years, authors, associates, friends and family members gathered recently to honour and pay tributes to the foremost Nigerian novelist, Mrs. Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta....
Titi Horsfall reads in Port Harcourt, harps on girl-child rights
As part of activities marking this year’s International Women’s Day, last week in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, author of historical fiction, Mrs. Titi Horsfall read excerpts from her recent novel, Influence of a King.
History and politics in 21st century Nigerian poetry - Part 2
Apart from Nigerian politics and history, international politics also features in the poetry of 21st century Nigerian poets. Through the agency of globalisation via the World Wide Web, as well as the self-exile or travels or Nigerian new poets, global issues have taken place in their poetry.
A festschrift in honour of Muyiwa Awodiya @70
Muyiwa Peter Awodiya is a professor of Theatre Management and Dramatic Criticism in the Department of Theatre Arts and Mass Communication, University of Benin, Benin City.
‘There can be no better investment than in Nigerian art’
I advise collectors to collect more in these hard times because there can be no better investment than the Nigerian art. Today, we are celebrating the amazing collection of paintings of Obiora.
Teenage author motivates children with The Girl Who Loves Her City
Ibrahim’s book examines values such as religion, morality, integrity, education and contentment, that build up individuals. In the book, Ibrahim also frowns at corruption, discrimination, indecent dressing, procrastination and illiteracy.
Series based on Elena Ferrante novel coming to HBO
Filming is set to start this summer on a TV series based on Elena Ferrante's best-selling novel "My Brilliant Friend," co-produced by American cable network HBO and Italian public broadcaster RAI.
Chimamanda Adichie makes list of 50 world leaders
Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has been named amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking.
Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter dies at 86
British crime writer Colin Dexter, best known for his popular Inspector Morse character, died on Tuesday at the age of 86, his publisher said in a statement.
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.....