Two Nigerians challenge South African for Etisalat Prize for Literature

The winner for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature will be unveiled at the Grand Finale in Lagos.

Paulo Freire,

Reconsidering Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”

Given that the task of transforming the situation of oppression involves struggle and resistance, is violence inevitable?

Elnathan John

Nigerian writers compete with other African counterparts for literature prize

Elnathan John’s Born on a Tuesday is one of the shortlisted books.

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Nigerian wins international writing contest, to be honoured in Hollywood

The Nigerian was chosen from a group of 8 finalists.


Anenih’s Bundle of Fallacies, Self Praise and Half Truths

Most of the pages of the book end up being an exercise in self-praise and a denigration of others.

Professor Molara Ogundipe

Omolara Ogundipe-Leslie: Between the Literary, the Feminine and the Cultural

Stiwanism, in Molara Ogundipe’s fertile imagination, takes off from the need to retrieve female dignity and agency, into a larger continental reform of institutional restrictions.


Detailing the Politics of Lagos Outdoor Advertising During the 2015 Elections

There is need for reflection now, even as the electioneering wounds of the out-of-home advertising industry are yet to heal.


With Nobel Win, I Consider Myself In Very Rare Company – Bob Dylan

Not once have I ever had the time to ask myself, “Are my songs literature?”


Nigerian University alumni, others to host photo exhibition in honour of IDPs

Adamawa State governor, Muhammad Jibrila, will serve as special guest of honour at the event.


Abuja Carnival credible platform for national unity, peaceful co-existence – Buhari

The carnival opened on Saturday.


The Notable Case of a Nursing Father

“It offers a holistic presentation of the range and nuances of Sylvester Odion Akhaine’s social thought.”


Etching Lines of Silence and Profound Thirst

“The poet as a restless rider, journeying away from the diverse straits of encampment, seeks the tenderness and companionship of a beloved one.”

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Literary icon, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, to headline Ake Arts and Book Festival

The power-pack event will hold between November 15 and 19 at the Arts and Cultural Centre in Kuto, Abeokuta.


Chudi Offodile: Perfecting Biafra’s Uncompleted Narratives

“I have tried to present a …complete story of that era as much as possible, to enable the younger generation have a fuller picture of what happened.”


Water, Water Everywhere Around Lagos, But Not a Drop to Drink

“This report brings to the fore the problem of access to water as a human rights issue.”

Efe Paul Azino, Director Lagos International Poetry Festival

Poetry Festival, As Lagos Turns 50

“This year’s festival will conclude with the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Photo credit: Bianca Sistermans

The Feminist Nobody Can Resist

“Feminist has long been a negative word, but if anyone could make it fashionable, it’s Adichie.”


Chido Onumah’s Call: Essaying Towards a More Preferred Union

“What restructuring means to me is to alter the power dynamics in the country.”


Burnt library: UniJos principal officers to contribute N1 million each

The money will be used for restocking destroyed books.


Gbenga Offo’s ‘Freedom’ paintings, sculpture open

The Wheatbaker also celebrates five years of hospitality, art.

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U.S. singer, Bob Dylan, wins Nobel Prize in Literature

This year, the prize is worth 930,000 dollars.


2016 Winner of $100,000 NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature announced

The winner emerged from 173 entries.

Organic Woman by Kofi Agorsor

In Lagos, Ghanaian artists show their creativity in ‘New Threads’

The exhibition runs until November 17th and is sponsored by UBS, the Swiss global bank, and Moet-Hennessey.


Nigeria, Germany to launch book on 158 years of relations

Germany congratulates Nigeria on her 56 independence anniversary.

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Exploring the Human Condition, Beyond the ‘Local’, Is Art’s Great Purpose – Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

“It will be great to win the prize, but I am not obsessing over it. Whatever would happen will happen eventually.”