Xenophobia and the Nigerian Kwerekwere in post-apartheid South Africa
It is crucial to start with a very fundamental definition. “Kwerekwere” is the derogatory term that black South Africans use when referring to unwanted foreign blacks, especially Nigerians. A very insightful 401-page book, The Kwerekwere Testament: The Complete Chronicles authored by Kenneth Chukwuka Madiebo, and published by ArtRelated, Lagos, in 2011, undertakes an original meditation…
Artyrama launches art gallery
An online African art gallery, Artyrama, was launched yesterday, September 19, 2017, in Lagos. The innovative gallery would give lovers of African art around the world access to a variety of African art....
Akande-Adeola seeks fair deal for women at writers’ forum
The first female majority leader in the House of Representatives, Hon. Mulikat Akande-Adeola, was a special guest over the weekend at a reading session organised by the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) last week that had A Woman in Parliament in focus.
'Pakistan Girl' takes aim at corrupt cops and domestic abuse
The new "Pakistan Girl" comic series is based on Sarah, a normal teenager with a pet cat who discovers she has superhuman powers after waking from a coma caused by a blast in her village.
Freedom of expression… How artists can navigate boundaries of an intolerant world
In Nigeria, bloggers have been arrested and even killed. Visual performer, Atiku Jelili spent days in jail for his performance while Nengi Ilagha, a writer, spent months in jail for his artistic work that spoke against his...
The return of ‘The Guardian Literary Series’: One year after
The mediation of the first coming of GLS by Yemi Ogunbiyi, Femi Osofisan, Odia Ofeimun and G. G. Darah was not a romantic experience. This has also been what the present run of the series encountered last year.
The many themes in Nwagwu’s I Am Kagara
In all Nwagwu exudes an unbending hope in his country. This is one grand theme that one finds in I Am Kagara. Nigeria is like a stubborn child that its parents cannot but love. Nwagwu’s book could have been easily entitled ‘I Am Nigeria!’
2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize entry opens
The competition is free to enter. This year’s winner is Trinidadian writer and artist, Ingrid Persaud, who calls Barbados home. She won with her story, ‘The Sweet Sop.’