11 authors shortlisted for The Nigerian Prize For Literature 2016
The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature, led by Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo, has announced an initial shortlist of eleven books, drawn from 173 entries, in the running for the 2016 literature prize worth USD$100,000.
Four women herald Soyinka’s 82nd birthday cultural exchange programme
Four women working in cultural and advocacy projects, Prof. Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, Hafsat Abiola Costello, Kadaria Ahmed and Sola Salako will discuss an important topic that underlines issue plaguing vulnerable groups...
To everything, its place - Part 1
The issue, I understand, is the flaunting of religious markers in public educational institutions. Let me begin by confessing that I envy the French to whom those choices have only been recently thrust to the fore....
The weapon of mass obstruction - Part 2
There was apparently worse to follow the marred investiture. After the traditional rites, a Thanksgiving service followed. I did not attend. The outraged report was that the media camera once again behaved true to form.
Reviving the pioneer literary club, Mbari through Ibadan literary society
Christopher Okigbo, JP Clark, Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Demas Nwoko, Mabel Segun and a few others, pioneers of Nigeria’s literary and cultural landscape, cut their teeth under the tutelage of a German, Mr. Uli Beier ...
Mohammed Ali at the ring side, 1985
The arena is darkened. A feast of blood Will follow duly; the spotlights have been borrowed
Life Poetry: Wole Soyinka ' In The Small Hours'
Poetry is one of the deepest forms of Literature, the deepest of emotions are conveyed in words, the meaning of the words surpass time and space, they truly last forever. Wole Soyinka is one of the greatest forces to reckon with in Literature. The poem was written some time before Nigeria gained independence, that should…