Tanure Ojaide as a poet for all sorts and kinds: A reading of Songs of Myself: Quartet - Part 2
ALL the poems in the third quartet qualify as dazzling poems of militancy and of the environment. The poet may not intend his readers to see and appreciate them as lyric autobiographies, but his first-person voice permeates the poems. The first-person voice presents the dire physical condition of the Niger Delta with one unwavering vision…
Joseph Edgar’s Loud Whispers
It’S not always that you get a book, which keeps you reeling in laughter until the last page. Loud Whispers by Joseph Edgar is one of such. You won’t want to drop the book when you start reading it. Published by Bookvine, Lagos, with forward written by Bolanle Austen-Peters, founder of Terra Kulture, the book…
Chimamanda returns with Purple Hibiscus Trust Writing Workshop
Acclaimed author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah, and The Thing Around Your Neck, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie...
Book punctures Achebe’s 37 years old leadership failure thesis
A new book, The University-Media Complex As Nigeria’s Foremost Amusement Chain (The Stone Press, Lagos; 2018), written by Dr. Jimanze Ego-Alowes, has punctured Prof. Chinua Achebe’s 37 years old thesis that lack of good leadership is essentially the cause of Nigeria’s under-development.
In While Dust Howled, Ekenta reconstructs Nigeria war narrative
The Nigerian Civil War, popularly known as the Nigeria-Biafra War, which lasted from July 6, 1967 to January 15, 1970, is one of the most dominant issues in Nigerian literature. Different writers, especially retired soldiers, have in their memoirs, vilified or sensationalized events leading...
‘Poor access to books limits literary conversation’
The allusion to waiting for ‘Godot’ suggests an endless and fruitless wait. In this case, the waiting will soon end, as a winner is sure to emerge at the appointed time.
Tanure Ojaide as a poet for all sorts and kinds: A reading of songs of myself: Quartet - Part 1
Let me state from the outset, and very urgently indeed, that Tanure Ojaide is an outstanding defining poet, an outstanding defining writer, of our age.
She writes woman … Part 1
What can one girl do in a country of 180 million people? I wasn’t sure what time it was, when the phone rang, but I jumped up. Work has started, I thought.
Three female writers in Ebedi for September residency
Three female writers have arrived Iseyin, Oyo State, for the August/September 2018 Ebedi Writers Residency session. They are, Maryjane Okon, Ayobami Odunyemi and Chinelo Chikelu.
Catching Aigbokhaevbolo at write with style workshop
If there is one thing you need to know about Entertainment Journalist of the Year 2015 All Africa Music Awards, Oris Aigbokhaevbolo, it is this: he knows what a good sentence is. Maybe he is a little too aware of his abilities, but he knows his stuff.