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15 Nov 2020
The Director-General of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, has approved collaboration with a renowned Nollywood filmmaker now based in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Mr. Jeta Amata....
4 Nov 2020
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, arguably the foremost classic of African literature is 62 years already and has not lost its contemporary relevance in its mirror image of Africa in general and Nigeria in particular.
15 Oct 2020
It all started at the local secondary school in Ndiorumbe when the literature teacher, Holy Nwankpi, asked his students: “Who wrote Things Fall Apart?” The first student pleaded his innocence thusly: “I didn’t write it-o!” Another student pointed an accusing finger at the denying student and screamed: “He is a liar. I know he wrote…
22 Dec 2019
Perhaps, there is no better way to honour a man than in the presence of his people. This is what the University of Nigeria has done for the late novelist, Prof. Chinua Achebe.
6 Oct 2019
Art, in Nigeria, no doubt, is experiencing an explosion. The last 59 years of art in Nigeria has witnessed mixed fortune.
6 Oct 2019
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22 Sep 2019
The only difference is that while Achebe was Okonkwo-specific in his reportage, it is Achebe’s composite class of ex-colonials that were granted unimaginable wealth, position, and power.
8 Sep 2019
For Chinua Achebe, the standard fare is that he was not autobiographical in his novels. But is it? Whatever, the scandal is not that Achebe was actually autobiographical in writing Things Fall Apart, the scandal is that Achebe’s readers, scholars, and researchers, have missed out on this largely self-evident fact for sixty-odd years.
13 Jan 2019
There’s something defining about the concept, ‘nneka’ (meaning ‘mother is supreme’), as expoused among the South-East Igbo people in Chinua Achebe’s famous novel Things Fall Apart. This is aptly telling when the hero, Okonkwo, at the height of his powers in Umuofia, commits sacrilege and is forced to go on exile among his mother’s people.…
11 Nov 2018
“No respect! I don’t get no respect!” Depending on your age and pop culture awareness, you credit that line to either comedian American Rodney Dangerfield...
9 Aug 2018
For book lovers, there is comfort in flipping through the pages of a book especially about an interesting one and living in the images portrayed in it. Like a journey, it transports you to a world that gives you a profound experience of adventure. There are so many books written in the world from biographies…
14 Jul 2018
Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.

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