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20 Oct 2019
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.
18 Aug 2019
The book, The Voice in my Pen, written by students of Mater Ecclesiae College, Epe, has again revealed the beauty of expressing your inner thoughts through literature. The joy of the students during the formal presentation of the book knew no bounds, as the occasion featured and celebrated them as young authors.
13 May 2019
Logan February’s every bit as beautiful and quirky as their name. Self-described as a happy-ish Nigerian owl who likes pizza & typewriters, Logan is one of the youngest poets of their generation. They published not one but two chapbooks by 2018, receiving adoring reviews by literary giants like Olivia Gatwood and Kaveh Akbar. They’ve been…
17 Apr 2019
The Korean Cultural Centre, Abuja, last week, hosted Nigerians and members of the diplomatic community to an evening of arts. The event titled, ‘Poetry Feast and Photo Exhibition’ was in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Korean Independence Movement and establishment of Korean Provisional Government. Several activities were packaged to mark the day, including poetry…
10 Apr 2019
The editors of the proposed poetry anthology Wreaths for a Wayfarer: A Poetry Anthology in Honour of Pius Adesanmi have announced Daraja Press (Canada) as publishers of the North American edition of the anthology while Narrative Landscape Press (Nigeria) will publish the African edition. The anthology is expected to be published later this year. While…
13 Feb 2019
It is another February. It’s another month for the celebration of Black people all over the world. The month is set apart for the acknowledgement and celebration of what it means to be Black. Over the years, Black History Month has been a commemorative programme in honour of the black culture and a response to…
10 Feb 2019
As part of activities to ensure that they groom well-rounded children, who are capable of contributing meaningfully to the development of society, many schools often organise extra curricular activities for their children. Some of these programmes include visits to the zoo, museum, travelling to other countries, exchange programmes that enable students from different schools to…
2 Dec 2018
Poet and public intellectual, Mr. Ikeogu Oke, joined his ancestors last week and threw the nation’s literary community into mourning. In this interview, which he granted The Guardian shortly after winning The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 with The Heresiad, is a telling testimony about the commitment of the poet of heroic couplets to his…
4 Nov 2018
The United States Mission in Nigeria has renewed its support for Nigeria’s burgeoning community of creative writers and artists with its participation at the 2018 Ake Arts and Book Festival. The U.S. Mission was one of the major sponsors of the festival, a yearly event, which showcases the best of contemporary African literature, poetry, music,…
24 Dec 2017
It was an engaging and cerebral evening two Fridays ago when Goethe Institut, Lagos, drew the curtain for the calendar year while hosting poet of the marketplace fame, Professor Niyi Osundare, at its signatory programme, Literary Crossroads series, which brings ‘together African writers on the continent and from the Diaspora to discuss contemporary trends and…
22 May 2016
Curiosity! That is the word that would encapsulate the feeling of anyone who is familiar with the nature of job of the author vis-a-vis the content of the book.
12 Aug 2015
I know! I know!! People don’t like to read anymore, but I just had to bring this poem to you. It’s one of my favourites from John Donne. Before you go into it, don’t just read what you want to see, because that’s how people read these days. Read like you are reading to get…

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