Tag: literature

SponsorOctober 4, 2017

Opportunity for African Writers: Call for entry to the 2017 Imbubé Creative Writing Prize (N200,000 cash prize)

Introduction: “There is that great proverb — that until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt ...

ToluMay 22, 2017

Lesley Nneka Arimah is carving out a niche in Literature

by Rachel Ogbu Lesley Nneka Arimah has been shortlisted for this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing. Now in its ...

RoqeebahNovember 25, 2016

New frontiers: Crime fiction and everything else to expect from African literature

RoqeebahCreative mind. Enthusiast. Learner. Multipotentialite. And here, an assistant editor.

RoqeebahNovember 18, 2016

Live From Ake: Our favourite satirist, Elnathan John makes the longlist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature

At the opening ceremony of the Ake Festival on Thursday morning, Etisalat Prize for Literature as well as the Windham ...

ToluOctober 14, 2016

5 things to know about Bob Dylan, 2016 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

“The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan for having created new poetic expressions within the ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 24, 2016

Pius Adesanmi: My language, your dialect

by Pius Adesanmi This one will be a long read. I see it as a contribution to the enhancement of ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 22, 2016

Opinion: My response to Onyeka Nwelue’s criticism of ‘Things Fall Apart’

by Simon Utsu In response to the attack on the standout literature in Achebe’s legendary body of work viz Things ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 7, 2016

POETRY: When I die, may I not die

by Adedoyin Olumodeji ERSATZ Rivers flowing with glee, Buried beneath souls, so deep, Sun shining with glee, Hidden within, hearts so ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 26, 2016

Royal African Society is receiving donations for Africa Writes (DETAILS)

Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature and book festival that takes place at the British Library over ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 12, 2016

Opinion: Feel free to slaughter me like a chicken

by ‘Káyọ̀dé Oyèró And Kpeti’s great household is no more, Only the broken fence stands; And those who dared not ...

Oreoluwa PetersJuly 1, 2016

Chimamanda Adichie reveals birth of baby, says ‘I went into hiding’

While Nigerians are still in shock and awe about Mavin singer, Di’ja’s announcement, famed novelist, Chimamanda Adiche has also revealed ...

Oreoluwa PetersMay 24, 2016

Poetry: How dare you

by Kokoette Amba How dare you? Blame us for the lack of knowledge of our native language, When u told ...

Op-Ed EditorMarch 15, 2016

Opinion: The many wrongs of Professor Wole Soyinka

The first time Wole Soyinka misdirected himself, it had to do with his “cautious endorsement” of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential candidacy. ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJanuary 29, 2016

The Ritual: Bondage, love and freedom (FICTION)

Our naked bodies tangled up like mating snakes, we were stuck, tied and sweaty. I never imagined us being this ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJanuary 29, 2016

Umari Ayim: Born Again (Episode 4)

NICON TOWN ESTATE LEKKI LAGOS JANUARY 24 3 p.m LUKE I am back before the mirrors, in my usual place ...

Adebayo EmuleomoNovember 16, 2015

Life, integrity and culture: 10 Chinua Achebe quotes to remember

Chinua Achebe would have turned 85 years old today, November 16. Chinua Achebe, who died in 2013, wrote classic books like ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 3, 2014

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: African books for Western eyes

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Who are African books for? MY close friend Mercy, when she heard about my novel, congratulated ...

July 15, 2014

Opinion: 80 canon salutes to Soyinka, African god of literature

by Olatunji Ariyomo While Wole Soyinka’s predilection as signposted by these experiences is about integrity, what is right, what is ...

July 3, 2014

Boko Haram has united Nigerians even more – Soyinka

by S’ola Filani   Despite the great carnage Nigeria has suffered at the hands of the radical Islamist group Boko ...

March 26, 2014

Cover of Chude Jideonwo’s new book ‘Are we the turning-point generation?’ released

by Akintomiwa Agbaje Kachifo Limited, which has published some of the continent’s most finest writers including Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, Sefi Atta Binyavanga ...

March 10, 2014

Uduak Oduok: No Ma’am, Chimamanda Adichie’s use of “F__k you” on TV is NOT free speech

by Uduak Oduok Let’s separate the two issues. The choice of language is not the issue. The appropriate forum for ...

January 8, 2014

Okey Ikechukwu: Those who call 1914 a mistake are mixing things up badly

by Okey Ikechukwu No one cried foul over Awo’s politics in the South West before he engineered Zik’s ouster using ...

October 11, 2013

Tade Ipadeola wins 2013 Nigeria Prize for Literature

by Oge Okonkwo Tade Ipadeola, poet, lawyer and author of The Sahara Testament, has won this year’s Nigeria Prize for ...

September 28, 2013

Dele Momodu: This Earth, my brother – A tribute to late Kofi Awoonor

by Dele Momodu Even the oracle must die and leave behind his bags of divination. That is the fate of ...

August 8, 2013

Opinion: Domestic appendage – Wole Soyinka should recede from frontline politics

by Corlenius Segun-Ojo Culturally, it is indisputable that our society does not condone assault of any kind on womanhood. When ...

July 16, 2013

SK Johnson on Chimamanda Adichie, her ‘boys’ and the Caine Prize

  I’m not even sure why I’m typing this because there have been a flurry of blog posts and articles ...

May 28, 2013

CAPTION THIS: What is Wole Soyinka saying to our editor-in-chief? (LOOK)

by Isi Esene The teams from The Future Awards and Y!/YNaija visited Africa’s first Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyina recently… ...

May 26, 2013

Opinion: A tribute to the man in whom the spirit of Okonkwo lives

by Ojay Kaikai To the man that gives life to African literature, to the man that insisted that Nigeria must ...

January 29, 2013

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu interviews NLNG Prize winner, Chika Unigwe – Report from this week’s Rubbin’ Minds

by Akan Ido Chika Unigwe, the winner of the 2012 NLNG $100,000 prize for literature was on Rubbin’ Minds on ...

December 28, 2012

Sefi Atta’s latest novel ‘A bit of difference’ for launch in Lagos

by Isi Esene Sefi Atta will launch the Nigerian edition of her latest novel, ‘A Bit of Difference’ at the ...

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