Alkali’s tale of love and politics in Invisible Borders
Prof. Zaynab Alkali is northern Nigeria’s best known female novelist. She is best known for her first book, Still Born that established...
Koffi Tha Guru releases colourborations, features over 50 artistes
Lovers of good music in Nigeria and beyond are in for a mind-blowing musical masterpiece, as Koffi Tha Guru, the Nigerian born to a Togolese mother
Poverty, precarity and ethics of representing Nigeria, nay Africa - Part 1
Central to my thesis in this paper is the question: who or what determines the ethics and aesthetics of representing poverty and precarity in Africa? I answer this question by evaluating the role of the African writer in the present time characterised by globalisation,......
The making of a literary matriarch
Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo – Life and Literature (University Press Plc; Ibadan, 2017) by Ezechi Onyerionwu is an epitome of an intellectual biography that compels the interest of the avid reader, especially with a literary background.
Honour for art ambassadors at ‘Connecting Lagos’
It was an evening of awards, dancing, wining and dining as art enthusiasts, collectors and guests gathered at the Nike Art Gallery to celebrate the impact of arts, culture and music on the growth of Lagos.
Oyeniyi out with Terrorists in the Cockpit
When bad leaders are in office, the destiny of the people is in jeopardy. It, therefore, calls for people with the best characters to be in the position of authority.
Olusegun’s heartfelt poems elicits devotion, true worshipper
The Abundance of A Heart (Plummet, Lagos; 2017), written by Nwachukwu Olusegun, is a book of poetry that exalts the creator of all beings. The book, which contains 70 poems, incorporates four distinct poetic forms haiku, sonnet, triolet and free verse. Olusegun was a nominee for the ‘Nigerian Writers’ Award’ in the Teenage category. He…
Adewunmi’s handbook on how to make marriage beautiful
Marriage has been identified as the major institution that keeps homes, communities, nations and the entire world together. Successful homes provide stability and peace and therefore an enabling environment for progress and development. When two people come together as husband and wife, they need to learn many things. During the learning period, problems that may…
Atogun explains the African folk narrative voice in his work
When the 9mobile Prize for African Literature longlist was recently released, Odafe Atogun was one of four Nigerian authors on it on account of his debut fiction work, Taduno’s Song and he expresses how exciting it felt to arrive at that junction: “It is like getting a present I have waited for all my life.…
Shadows on Arrival celebrates womenfolk as nation builders
LAILAH GIFTY AKITA, the author of Think Great, in encouraging her readers to be true to themselves and think big said: “Stand up for yourself. Never give any one permission to abuse you.”