With inside the Heart of Hope, Puri preaches perseverance, optimism
At a young age, Rishabh Puri had several major surgeries, but he was determined to brave the odds. He channeled all his experiences, hopes and joys into a book ...
The cosmopolitan: Teju Cole and the new African internationalism
In his memoir, One Day is for the Thief, Teju Cole remarks that Nigeria is a “hostile environment for the life of the mind.” This is a statement ...
‘Opportunities to partner, tell stories are huge in Nigeria’
It’S been very busy! There are so many stories in this region that I want to tell. I’ve spent a lot of time talking to people to let them know I’m here and willing to engage with them....
Philosopher urges Nigerians to embrace indigenous knowledge, languages
If Nigeria is to attain real development, western educated Nigerian scholars must embrace inherited body of indigenous knowledge with their basic ideas, beliefs as well as principles, theories and technical skills....
As you know Bob – showing vs telling
I remember the first day I heard the phrase, “As you know, Bob . . .” I had just begun this journey into writing, into completing my first novel. I wondered why the first few paragraphs of copy where such rubbish.
Gun that nearly killed poet Rimbaud sells for almost half million euros
The most famous gun in French literary history, the revolver with which Paul Verlaine tried to kill his lover and fellow poet Arthur Rimbaud, sold for 434,500 euros ($460,000) at an auction in Paris on Wednesday.
30 years after Nobel Prize win, arts community celebrates Soyinka
Last Sunday remains a memorable day in the Nigerian theatre scene, as the Committee For Relevant Art (CORA) organised an Arthouse Forum in collaboration with National Troupe of Nigeria ...
Anne Frank poem fetches 140,000 euros at Dutch auction
A very rare handwritten poem by Jewish diarist Anne Frank was sold for 140,000 euros to an unnamed online bidder Wednesday, fetching almost three times its reserve price.