Fela’s place in Rock and Roll hall of fame
As a nation of over 250 million people, Nigeria is a breeding ground for gifted radicals who are unique in their own ways.
Chinua Achebe’s social allegory of Nigeria - Part 2
On that basis alone Okonkwo was the equal of any man. But by the manner of his death, death by suicide, that was not always apparent. Okonkwo lived and died in a village called Umuofia
Where is Chinweizu? Revisiting Nigeria’s discursive space
Almost everyone who has the sensibility for debates and discourses, and who is also old enough, will be familiar with the name of Chinweizu. He was the eponymous literary figure that was at the center of the literary debate around the nature...
Does love make men strong or weak?
As my family and two other families sat in the living room of my Lagos residence during our weekly movie night, watching Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” last week, the thought about writing this article started to birth in me. A man told Okonkwo (the main character) about a story that had to do with…
Femi Adesina’s defence of the indefensible
Chinua Achebe’s ‘Anthill of the Savannah’ – his seminal work after a twenty-one-year hiatus in novel publishing is eternally relevant as it encapsulates the challenges faced by journalists in Nigeria in the effective discharge of their duties.
Nigeria, through Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, arguably the foremost classic of African literature is 62 years already and has not lost its contemporary relevance in its mirror image of Africa in general and Nigeria in particular.
John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo (1933-2020)
The passing away of renowned poet, playwright, essayist and eminent professor of literature, John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, like the measured transience of sages, has depleted the shrinking forest of literary minds and intellectual activists in the Nigerian.......
Farewell to a pioneering African bard
John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, the Nigerian poet and playwright and a pioneering post-independence writer, died on October 13 at the age of 85. He published 10 collections of poems, seven plays, one book of essays, a travelogue, and a translation of an epic tale. Born on April 6, 1935 in the oil-producing Niger Delta to Ijaw parents…
‘Nigerians have lost taste of what it takes to have a good leader’
Well, I have been wondering for quite some time where we got things wrong. Growing up, I remember great names in entrepreneurship around this part of the world, Onitsha particularly.
Chimamanda Adichie debunks Anne Giwa-Amu's claims of plagiarism
Award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has denied claims of plagiarism made against her by another writer Anne Giwa-Amu. In a Youtube video published on March 14, Giwa-Amu accused Adichie of copying a novel “Sade” which was published in 1996 for her critically acclaimed 2006 novel “Half of a Yellow Sun”. Giwa-Amu, who is mixed…