27 Oct 2019
Hewett (2005) describes the third generation of African writing as a group whose account “is one of triumph over adversity, a story of courageous individuals refusing to be silenced...
12 May 2019
Concluding part of interview with Comrade Udenta O Udenta, who released 21 books after so many years of literary hibernation. The first volume of Crisis of Theory in Contemporary Nigerian Literature and the Possibilities of New Materialist Direction is one of the most thought-provoking and latest works among the 21 books. To what extent is…
7 Oct 2018
ALL the poems in the third quartet qualify as dazzling poems of militancy and of the environment. The poet may not intend his readers to see and appreciate them as lyric autobiographies, but his first-person voice permeates the poems. The first-person voice presents the dire physical condition of the Niger Delta with one unwavering vision…
16 Sep 2018
Let me state from the outset, and very urgently indeed, that Tanure Ojaide is an outstanding defining poet, an outstanding defining writer, of our age.
20 May 2018
From May 2 through 5, 2018, eggheads from universities around the country and beyond gather to honour renowned writer of global repute, Professor Tanure Ojaide, in a conference at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
5 May 2018
A literary activist and professor in North Carolina University in Charlotte, United States of America (USA), Tanure Ojaide, has frowned at the jumbo pay given to legislators in Nigeria not minding the fact that a vast majority of Nigerians live in crippling poverty and advised citizens...
29 Apr 2018
The events leading to the Nigerian Civil War and the war, which lasted from 1967 to 1970, in spite of its tragic consequences were propitious for Nigerian literature in many ways. They altered the hitherto private sensibility of the Nigerian poet and pulled him into the national fray defined by political crises.
18 Feb 2018
One of Africa’s most prolific scholar-poets, Prof. Tanure Ojaide, turns 70 in April. For nearly five decades, his literature, especially poetry, has been an integral part...
2 Oct 2017
For being continuously recognised, home and abroad, as a distinguished artist, Onobrakpeya (born 1932), owes his resplendent career to quite a number of innovations he has introduced into the visual arts profession, specifically in the print genre.
10 Sep 2017
But a former Abuja chapter chairman of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Dr. Seyi Adigun, thinks otherwise, arguing, “Prizes are meant to be won, not to be shared.”
28 Aug 2017
A statement by the company’s General Manager, External Relations, Dr. Kudo Eresia-Eke, said the lucky treble made the journey from a shortlist of 11 released in July by the Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo-led Advisory Board.
13 Aug 2017
The hard reality is that Irele’s dilemma was not a personal one, but a feature of a national, and continental travail. As it turned out, his contribution at that symposium was coincident with Biodun Jeyifo’s discussion of de-territorialization...