Be mindful of your words: The way we speak to others becomes their inner voice!
Words have the inherent power to alter people’s mood, countenance and even change the course of destiny. When people take words casually, they mostly end up becoming casualties in life.
Literary prizes and their overweening impact on Nigerian writers
Last Thursday, July 26, 2018, the longlist for the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature was announced. The Prize is Africa’s most prestigious literary award sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited.
At authors’ forum, publishers, writers seek peaceful relationship for viable book industry
Resolving the row between publishers and writers will continue to dominate discussion in the book industry. Issues such as, betrayal of trust, non-payment of royalties, inability to meet expectations, poor marketing and sale of books and breach of contract are major causes of the confrontation....
There goes a man, true and proud
I used to call him Alagidi Ekiti (the stubborn man from Ekiti) – an appellation which brought fraternal smiles to the lips of both of us. My dearly beloved Egbon was simply that: stubborn, principled, consistent, blunt, trustworthy and dependable.
An art exhibition showing over 100 pieces of (mostly) paintings served as “starters” for the 60th Birthday dinner for Kavita Chellarams last Friday evening at the Kia Showroom on Victoria Island.
For Osundare@70: Oora o Omo Osun, Okun o Omo Oke
You are a son of rocks and hills, of streams and verdant forests. Much has been made of the fertile environment you found in Ibadan, the university town whose own seven famous hills have been made even more famous by the poet, Pepper Clark Bekederemo.
A narrative on Philistine leadership
Curtains fell, last Saturday, on 19th Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) 2017. But the memory of the one-week culture and arts festival will continue to linger.
LABAF 2017: Cruising to literacy and human capital development campaign
The 19th edition of Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) 2017 that focuses on ‘Eruptions: Global Fractures and Collective Humanism’ will hold from November 6 through 12 at Freedom Park, Lagos.
Niyi Osundare, has released a new collection of poems. If Only The Road Could Talk: Poetic Peregrinations in Africa, Asia, and Europe, has the added value of illustrated reflections by the painter, cartoonist/ art scholar Dele Jegede.
Of Abiola Irele and Mustapha Zuglool: An evaluative engagement with two literary traditions
Nigeria currently mourns two literary giants of different traditions. One of them is Abiola Irele, renowned Professor of French and African Literature and the other, Shaykh Mustapha Zuglool...
Remembering Osita Ike at University Press’ Authors’ Forum
Osita Ike was fondly remembered last week in Ibadan and eulogised just as his father was also consoled at a gathering of writers that included Emeritus Professors Ayo Banjo and Ayo Bamgbose, Profs. Niyi Osundare and Femi Osofisan among others.