‘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…
Arthur Nwankwo: Patriotic activism and ideological pragmatism
Nigeria is indeed a blessed country. And this is a statement we can confidently make from the perspective of the many dimensions of Nigeria’s greatness. One usual way to assess this blessedness is to reference
Umuahia, making of Nigeria’s literary elite
For her towering achievement, Achebe and Friends at Umuahia: The Making of a Literary Elite, Terri Ochiagha won the ASAUK Fage and Oliver Prize in 2016. Published by James Currey, it is an edition of the African Articulations...
Chinua Achebe’s ‘Anthills of the Savannah’ for review
One of the masterpieces of literary giant Prof Chinua Achebe has been picked by a book club for review. Referred to by USA Today as “A vision of social change that strikes us with the force of prophecy”, Mbari Uno Book Club presents ‘Anthills of the Savannah’; a classic of one of Nigeria and Africa’s greatest…
Quality representation is possible in Idemili
It is fair to argue that his stay in the National Assembly was quite momentous. In less than five months he had sponsored motions that touched on the economic life of Nigerians and made an effort to drive them.
Six years after, Achebe gets a memorial bust at UNN
Perhaps, there is no better way to honour a man than in the presence of his people. This is what the University of Nigeria has done for the late novelist, Prof. Chinua Achebe.
Things Fall Together: Chinua Achebe is Okonkwo of Things Fall Apart - Part 2
The only difference is that while Achebe was Okonkwo-specific in his reportage, it is Achebe’s composite class of ex-colonials that were granted unimaginable wealth, position, and power.
Things fall together: Chinua Achebe is Okonkwo of Things Fall Apart
For Chinua Achebe, the standard fare is that he was not autobiographical in his novels. But is it? Whatever, the scandal is not that Achebe was actually autobiographical in writing Things Fall Apart, the scandal is that Achebe’s readers, scholars, and researchers, have missed out on this largely self-evident fact for sixty-odd years.