Tabloid tradition and modern Nigerian poetry
The body of writings known as modern Nigerian poetry owes its origins to the oral literary traditions which are predominant in Nigeria. In pre-literate Nigerian societies ...
You never learn how to write a novel
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Speculation abounds ahead of Nobel Literature Prize
Literary circles are abuzz with speculation ahead of Thursday's Nobel Literature Prize announcement, with award watchers suggesting this year's honours could go to a controversial writer such as Syrian-born poet Adonis. The Academy is known for its cloak-and-dagger methods to prevent any leaks about its choice, resorting to codenames for authors and fake book covers…