A question of audience
Welcome back, dear reader. I found that, contrary to what I expected, members of my family did read my first article. They have promised to buy every edition of The Guardian newspaper that features my articles.
Oloruntoba-Oju’s lemon for orange metaphor in a season of change
Notable public intellectual and poet, Mr. Odia Ofeimun, has always accused Nigerian writers of avoiding the urgent political issues of the day, especially in their fictional ...
Nigerians in America
The immigrant’s journey is familiar terrain for Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo, as shown in the Introduction to ‘This American Life Sef’, a collection of five essays and two short stories.
‘Why civil war narratives will continue to thrive’
In 2012, octogenarian author, famous for his novel, Eze Goes to School, co-authored with Michael Crowder, came out with his novel based on the Nigerian Civil War, Troubled Dust.
Frederick Forsyth gives up on fiction
After a dozen novels and 70 million book sales under his belt, British writer Frederick Forsyth told AFP he is giving up on thrillers because his wife told him he can no longer travel to adventurous places. "I'm tired of it and I can't just sit at home and do a nice little romance from…
Imbolo Mbue's American Dream comes true
Imbolo Mbue's rise to the top of the literary tree is a true fairytale of New York.
Pounded yam for Okey Ndibe
Let me tell you why I will pound yam for the American based Nigerian novelist and columnist, Okey Ndibe, even though I’ve not pounded yam since General Muhammadu Buhari was a head-of-state.
The subject of our stories
Welcome to the first of my articles here in The Guardian. When I was approached about this gig, I took it without thinking. Without thinking about what I would write to fill a biweekly spot, or 800 to 1500-word article in what I have to say is my father’s favourite newspaper.
Umezurike, Ibrahim, Chukwumerije light up Enugu BookJam
A regular literary feast has arrived the rolling hills of Enugu. Since early 2016, the newly formed Enugu Literary Society (EnLS) has brought the Coal City alive with Open Mic readings ...
Agudah’s fictional narrative that mends broken relationships, homes
Zara, a motivational book on parenting, love, marriage and family, and aimed at mending broken relationships and homes, written by Sola Oguche Agudah, speaker and coach, was recently launched in Lagos.
Efuru… A four-city golden celebration of Africa’s pioneer feminist novel underway
Although Flora Nwapa was, and is still, not as celebrated as her male literary counterparts, like Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and JP Clark, her novel, Efuru, became a defining and pioneering moment for feminine studies in African....