Don urges politicians to emulate Ken Saro-Wiwa’s selfless lifestyle
A renowned writer and dramatist, Prof. Bode Sowande, has urged politicians to emulate the selfless lifestyle of the late environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa 22 years after
It is exactly 22 years now since the renowned playwright, environmentalist, and leader of Ogoni people, Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa, was arrested in Ogoni in May 1994...
Reps reject one-minute honour for Ken Saro-Wiwa
Members of the House of Representatives yesterday kicked against a proposal by a member, Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), to observe a minute silence for late environmentalist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, 22 years after he passed on.
CORA opens entries for 2017 Ken Saro-Wiwa prize for book review
The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), promoters of the yearly Lagos Book & Art Festival (LABAF), has opened submission for entries in the yearly Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize For Book Review 2017.
Jonathan’s house as metaphor
So former President Goodluck Jonathan house was plundered? While this is a personal misfortune to the former president, it serves as a fortuitous reminder to both the leaders...
History and politics in 21st century Nigerian poetry - Part 1
History and politics are common themes in Nigerian poetry. From the pioneer writings of the nationalist poets, to the first, second, and third generations of Nigerian poets, history and politics have manifested as salient motifs.
As Obumselu, the intellectual icon, departs
With the death in the early hours of March 4, 2017, of Benedict Ebele Obumselu, Africa and indeed the world have been robbed of one of the most formidable minds in recent times.
A writers’ body and the burdens of current Nigerian writing - Part 2
The possible link between this theme andthat of terrorismis strong. Terrorism, like torture, exploits the vulnerabilities of the body to make a political statement.