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5 Feb 2015
A TRIBUTARY in Servitude captures the complex struggles of a generation whose words have been silenced, whose rage and search for meaning have been quietened. Divided into six sections that trace the course of Africa’s servitude through a maze of histories, politics, social upheavals, prophesies and personal struggles, the poet deftly weaves metaphorical threads into…
Ka-Anyi-na
22 Jan 2015
IT was a year of intense activities for the National Gallery of Art (NGA). It began on an intellectual note with the maiden Nupe Art Conference/Exhibition which took place in the ancient city of Bida, Niger State. Traditional artists from the nooks and crannies of the old Nupe kingdom displayed different works ranging from paintings,…
22 Jan 2015
Since January 9, 2015, three female writers arrived for the January to February 2015 edition of the Ebedi Writers Residency Programme in Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria.    Leading the pack is Ugandan Writer, Nakigaze Sakawa who arrived the residency from Kampala, Uganda on Friday January 9 2014. Sakawa holds a Diploma in Guidance and Counselling…
22 Jan 2015
HISTORY will forever remain grateful to Charles de Gaulle, the French general, who led the Free France Forces (FFF) and later became the head of the Provisional Government of the French Republic for defining the words ‘patriotism’ and ‘nationalism’. According to the French statesman, who is also a writer, ‘patriotism is when one love of…
22 Jan 2015
A non-governmental organisation, Students in Nigeria Re-Awakening Initiative (STINRI) in conjunction with Citadel of Art Initiative (Cit o’Art) has launched a new movie titled Dance of Vipers; it focuses on terrorism and war. Dance of Vipers is set on a fictional pre-colonial Igbo community. It is entirely a work of fiction, creatively set to reflect…
22 Jan 2015
WRITING the biography of a famous Nigerian politician can be a nerve-wracking experience. It can also be fun. Part of the challenges of this onerous task includes last minute cancelled appointments, unanswered phone calls, delay in responses to text messages and emails, difficult interviewees and surprisingly, funding issues.  Five years and three books down the…
22 Jan 2015
THIS Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Atlantic Hall, Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Fr. Uwem Akpan, author of acclaimed fictional account of plight of children on the African continent, Say You’re One of Them, will be guest author at Rainbow Book Club. Time is 3pm.   Akpan’s cerebral collective of short stories that also…
22 Jan 2015
The fifth season of Nigeria’s internationally acclaimed music reality show, Nigerian Idol, sponsored by leading telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria, is gathering momentum with the conclusion of the second phase of its auditions in Port Harcourt over the weekend, as it searched for Nigeria’s next music star.    It was excitement all the way as hundreds…
Yetunde-Odugbesan-book-1
22 Jan 2015
YOUNG Woman’s Guide, an inspiring book by Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede, has just been published. She shares her personal stories and advice on how young women can put their best foot forward. It is a self-help book that contains how-to advice, tips and tools for young women to live a purposeful and well-rounded life. It features…
20 Jan 2015
MEDIOCRITY has been fingered as responsible for Nigeria’s inability to tackle corruption that has eaten deep into its socio-economic and political life. The disclosure was made recently at a book launch in Lagos.    The book titled ‘What’s Really Stopping You?’ was written by Pastor Debo Omotunde. Reviewing the book, Mr. Idris Dele-Osagie stated that…
Sensory
20 Jan 2015
IT is an unmistakable fact that the arts and culture of a nation are the pride and treasure of its people. However, the role art galleries and crafts and exhibition centres play in promoting art cannot be over-emphasised in the collection, conservation and appreciation of the aesthetically pleasing creative process.   In fulfillment of its…
20 Jan 2015
ACQUIRING and retaining power is sometimes a cartelised equation where certain people with common interest pool resources together to achieve their goal. And so in parts of the world associations like the Freemasons and the likes operate. But in Africa, reputedly the dark continent, such power cartel seems entrenched and operates with sinister outcomes. It…

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