At 90, matriarch of Nigerian literature, Mabel Segun’s pen remains strong
The extreme weather this Tuesday, February 18, 2020, afternoon lie heavily across Lagos like a blanket, with countless hours of buzzing heat and torpidity.
Healthy kids are happy kids, a recipe for good living
Humans are hardwired to crave adventures and excitement. The thrills of experiences that make their hearts race are entirely new and can be enjoyed over and over.
Umuahia, making of Nigeria’s literary elite
For her towering achievement, Achebe and Friends at Umuahia: The Making of a Literary Elite, Terri Ochiagha won the ASAUK Fage and Oliver Prize in 2016. Published by James Currey, it is an edition of the African Articulations...
When love conquers superstition in Tony Nwaka’s Shadows And Nothings
In spite of how far we seem to have travelled from Africa’s ancient past, it always catch up with us, especially in the superstitious realm that tends to die hard.
A peep into Udu Kingdom, the people, their history
There’s something vainglorious about trying to sum up a race, a people or a kingdom in a book: It often appears as one dish menu. But A History of The Udu People and Urhobo Nation of Nigeria, edited by His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel B. O. Delekpe, Ohworhu I, the Ovie of Udu Kingdom, is an exception.
Chinua Achebe’s ‘Anthills of the Savannah’ for review
One of the masterpieces of literary giant Prof Chinua Achebe has been picked by a book club for review. Referred to by USA Today as “A vision of social change that strikes us with the force of prophecy”, Mbari Uno Book Club presents ‘Anthills of the Savannah’; a classic of one of Nigeria and Africa’s greatest…
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A decade of literature,politics and cultural activism
The new decade is looking better for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as she is set to receive the first Belle van Zuylenring this month, starting off where she left last decade. An honorary prize set by the ILFU International Literature Festival Utrecht, Adichie is receiving the prize “because of the unique way in which she knows how…
Akpata descendants unveil book on family tree
The renowned dentist and academic, Professor Enosakhare Samuel Akpata, has written a book on the genealogy of Akpata family of Benin Kingdom. The book details the origin and accomplishments of the Akpata descendants, while also touching briefly on the history of Benin Kingdom.
At book presentation, Obasanjo admonishes Nigerians to celebrate, value their culture
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has berated Nigerians for not carrying their culture the way they should. Obasanjo said this at the 40th memorial anniversary lecture, public presentation and book launch, titled: Cultural Modernity in a Colonized World....
Chief Isaac Delano: The memory of a great legacy
Without necessarily allowing the discovery of the former to affect his commitment to the latter, he diplomatically assents that clearly there are certain parts of his scriptural conclusion