A Jane Austen after 200 years
Austen died in her forty-second year, unmarried. A distinguished biographer of hers, David Cecil, says: ‘Normal and feminine as she was in so many ways, it is unlikely that Jane Austen was without some maternal instinct.
Foundation’s pre-emptive approach to rights infringements gathers steam
Increasingly, platforms of intellectual property domain are now more diffused with technology becoming more advanced. The need to capture areas often overlooked into rights campaign for the creators...
Genius of the unconventional and the patterning of dualities: Wole Soyinka’s early childhood - Part 2
Femi must be particularly referring to Wole’s role as The Magician in a prize-given day play in his standard III at St Peter’s School, Ake, which has been variously pointed at as his inaugural statement on stage.
Reporting public affairs: The missing link
Just as you don’t become a lawyer (a practising one) only upon studying law in the university or a teacher after graduating from a college of education, you don’t also answer to a journalist merely because you have undertaken journalism studies.
China cremates body of Nobel laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo
Liu's remains were incinerated "in accordance with the will of his family members and local customs" in the northeastern city of Shenyang, said Zhang Qingyang, an official from the municipal office.
Genius of the unconventional and the patterning of dualities: Wole Soyinka’s early childhood - Part 1
Africa’s most renown writer, Wole Soyinka, was born on July 13, 1934. His literary works which span the domains of drama, poetry and prose are remarkable for their aesthetic sublime and universal philosophical relevance. Soyinka is also a profoundly gifted essayist whose thoughts opened up the cultural cum philosophical mooring of much of African literature…
KABAFEST 2017: Opening up conversation, creative space of a less understood region
For the most part, Northern Nigeria seems like a closed book to many, especially those in the Southern part of the country. The interweaving of politics and culture, firmly embedded in the underbelly of religion, has not made matters any easier.
Sex, lies and sickle cell
By the time we come to the end of ‘Stay With Me’, shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the reader is spent, having been taken through the mill by the protagonist’s seemingly endless travails. We have run such a gamut of emotions....
Abiola Irele dies at 81
Once described as the doyen of Africanist literary scholars, Irele was born in Ora (present Edo State, Nigeria) in 1936. The literary critic once served as the Provost of Kwara State University in Ilorin.
PIN poetry competition produces winners
Poets in Nigeria (PIN) have announced Bakre Fadil Adedamola, Ajah Henry Ekene and Bona O. Solomon as prize-winners for the 2017 edition of Nigerian Students Poetry Prize. The competition, which opened since February this year, received about 725 poems from students drawn from over 100 tertiary institutions in Nigeria and abroad.