‘A playwright cannot sit while society degenerates ’
Ahmed Parker Yerima is a playwright and theatre director. He was Artistic Director of the Nigerian National Theatre, and also served as General Manager of the National Theatre. The professor of Theatre and Performing Arts has been dean of the College of Humanities, Redeemer’s University since 2013. In this interview, he spoke on his play…
For black bodies and grey matter, Ake Festival returns
The 2019 edition of Ake Arts and Book Festival themed, Black Bodies and Grey Matter, will hold from October 24 to 27 at the Alliance Francaise, Mike Adenuga Centre in Ikoyi, Lagos.
From Onitsha market literature to Nollywood
Onitsha, the fabled town on the bank of the River Niger, is a place of wonder and much mystery. The town gained its ascendancy in world literature through the publishing of what became known as the “Onitsha Market Literature” that came into full bloom on Nigeria’s attainment of independence in 1960. It would appear as…