5 Jan 2020
This column began as an appreciation of what it takes to be female is such a terribly patriarchal society as exists in black Africa. It goes on to appreciate women writers, including my Daughters:o Opeyemi, Yewande, Katarina, Tembi, Tosin, Taiwo, Posi and grand-daughter Paidamoyo...
24 Nov 2019
“I work toward the liberation of women. My books are about survival, just like my own life” (Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian/British Author 1944 - 2017)On what would have been her 75th birthday, that ‘s July 21, 2019, the Internet’s foremost search engine, Google, celebrated Nigerian author, Buchi Emecheta, with a Doodle. This alteration of the Google…
21 Jul 2019
Today, the 21sth of July is the posthumous birthday of Nigerian-born British writer, Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta. And Google is celebrating her with a Doodle illustration. Emecheta was born on 21 July 1944 in Lagos, Nigeria to Igbo parents, Alice (Okwuekwuhe) Emecheta and Jeremy Nwabudinke, both parents from Ibusa, Delta State. She died in London, England…
12 May 2019
Concluding part of interview with Comrade Udenta O Udenta, who released 21 books after so many years of literary hibernation. The first volume of Crisis of Theory in Contemporary Nigerian Literature and the Possibilities of New Materialist Direction is one of the most thought-provoking and latest works among the 21 books. To what extent is…
11 Feb 2018
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, there was an all-day celebration of the life and work of the renowned British-Nigerian writer, Buchi Emecheta, who passed away in January 2017. It was a gathering of writers, critics, artists, publishers, literature enthusiasts and culture activists from all over the world....
22 Oct 2017
Rape has become a spectre; a tool of male entitlement, as well as a threat issued to keep women in check. From Kenya to Nigeria, prominent men have threatened female colleagues with rape, in widely reported incidents, without censure.
4 Oct 2017
Though, the concept of children’s literature continues to be popular, the quality of some of the literary works has begun to raise concern among critics and scholars.
14 Mar 2017
How do we celebrate the death of an illustrious daughter in Africa?Sounds like the question you get from the people on the other side who believe that Africa is just one country in its primordial state...
19 Feb 2017
The gallerist Ejiro Onobrakpeya is so enamoured of the opportunity. “The government is giving us a platform,” he repeats several times.
29 Jan 2017
Foremost Nigerian novelist and author, Florence Onyebuch ‘Buchi’ Emecheta, passed away on Wednesday in her London home at the age of 72.