Lost archive from Achebe’s secondary school recovered
An academic has reportedly recovered rare historical sources from the school the late literary icon, Chinua Achebe attended in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Terri Ochiagha, a teaching fellow in the History of Modern Africa at King’s College, London, made the recovery. According to Ochiagha, she saved a valuable amount of material while researching for…
Nigerian feminism as alternative voice in feminist discourse
In discussing the issues of women in relation to various factors, what comes to mind is the term “feminism”. And feminism is the belief...
Laurels for a fine poet
Ikeogu Oke is not new to Nigeria’s literati. Africa’s foremost novelist, Chinua Achebe, whom he had a personal relationship with, once described him as “a very fine poet.” Farther afield, the Nobel laureate, Nadine Gordimer, wrote concerning him, “[There is] no end to the wide illumination in the protean gifts of this man.” At age…
Arresting the shithole syndrome
If speech patterns could help in identifying cultural identities, one could easily say that Trump is more African American than Obama.
Stakeholders’ take as frenetic season of book festivals ends
Wikidepia's description of a literary festival, also known as a book festival or writers’ festival, comes handy in delineating the place of a gathering for conversation...
The city of London and the globalisation of the Nigerian popular imagination -Part 1
London is loaded deep into the Nigerian subconscious, and its vast array of symbolisms occupies a large expanse in the sub-consciousness of the giant West African country.
Google Honours Chinua Achebe With A Doodle
On what would have been his 87th birthday, late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has been honoured with a Google doodle. Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Considered as one of the greatest African writers of his generation, Achebe's best-known novel…
Winners emerge in Lagos essay competition
Dr. Idiat Adebule has expressed optimism that literary giants in the class of Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and world-renowned Chinua Achebe would emerge from pupils in the state.
The significance of Chinua Achebe’s short stories - Part 2
Herein lies the power of the Achebe short story. Being short, it goes straight to the heart of the matter, a moment of revelation or some intrinsically tense moment or situation with a view to highlighting a human predicament.