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INTERVIEW: Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” Is Not the Great African Novel – Onyeka Nwelue

 “Young people of my age have no idea who Flora Nwapa was, so they need to be told her story.” – Writer and Budding Film-maker, Onyeka Nwelue

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Four books you should read this August

There is a small comfort which comes from knowing that knowledge can be found within the pages of a good book.

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Three Nigerian writers shortlisted for Writivism Literary Prize

No Nigerian made the Kofi Addo Prize for Non Fiction category

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11 novelists emerge finalists at NLNG, CORA prize for literature

Eight women are among the shortlisted novelists who competed in Nigerian prose and fiction

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82 students to compete in essay writing to mark Soyinka’s 82nd birthday

The organisers say all the essays will be edited and subsequently published into a book.

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‘Adieu Soldier and Poet,’ Soyinka pays tribute to Elechi Amadi

“I remain appreciative for the instinctive rapport that marked our encounters, public or private.”

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The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013.
Winner, Tope Folarin.

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Two Nigerians, others shortlisted for Caine Literary Prize; winner to emerge tonight

The winner of the prize will be announced tonight

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Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, talks motherhood, racism in interview with FT

The writer also spoke about her relation with some of the characters in her books, racism, Biafra and American politics.

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Duke Asidere’s Mental Space opens July 4

The exhibition showcases 38 paintings on paper and canvas revealing Asidere’s uninhibited intellectual reflecting on critical issues in society.

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PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist, 24 others for 2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

The workshop is organized by the multi-award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie’s Farafina Trust.

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THROWBACK: Soyinka’s 1985 poem on Muhammad Ali

The poem was origInally published in Soyinka’s collection, Mandela’s Earth And Other Poems.

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Soyinka denies ‘Lagos at 50’ celebrations will run for 12 months

Mr. Soyinka’s membership of the Lagos at 50 committee has been criticized.

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Nigerian authors reveal books that shaped their lives

From Achebe to Adichie to Henshaw, Nigerian writers shaped worlds away from literature.

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ALARA Art presents ‘Down The Rabbit Hole’ by Logor ‎

Down the Rabbit Hole is Logor’s maiden exhibition with ALARA Art.

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Are ‘We Are All Biafrans’? Author, Chido Onumah, explains

Author of We Are All Biafrans, Chido Onumah, explains the central idea behind the book and hopes it sparks a national conversation.

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BOOK REVIEW: Chidi Odinkalu’s review of Chido Onumah’s “We Are All Biafrans”

Chidi Odinkalu stated one of the reason of Nigeria’s failure is our collective tendency towards convenient amnesia.

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Nigerians poor at documenting nation’s history – Kukah

Bishop Kukah says the nation would face less problems if its history is preserved and told.

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In Rivers, Nigerians pick poetry as weapon of protest amid national challenges

‘Democracy’ – a poem by the late African-American poet, Langston Hughes – could be regarded as the poem of the moment.

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Book on Nigeria’s flawed federalism “We Are All Biafrans” for public release

We are all Biafrans is a clarion call to reclaim a country that is on the verge of national suicide.

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Cambridge University Press begins production in Nigeria, promises affordable books

Cambridge University Press publishes locally relevant and accessible books for students in more than 50 countries.

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AUN students display talents at Aproko Musical Theatre

At the colourful night, students showcased talents through music, drama, and dance.

(L-R) Winner, 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature, Fiston Mwanza Mujila; Patrons of the Etisalat Prize, Kole Omotoso and Margaret Busby; Etisalat Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Willsher and the Chair of Judges, Etisalat Prize for Literature, Prof. Ato Quayson with the cheque of 15,000 BP presented to Mujila at the 2015 Awards Ceremony of the Etisalat Prize for Literature in Lagos at the weekend

Meet Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature

Mujila is the first Francophone writer to win the prestigious Etisalat Prize, the first ever pan-African prize celebrating debut fiction books by African authors

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Nigerian artists sell best works for charity

Proceeds from sold works would be used to assist the education of children from poor homes.

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Congo DRC writer, Fiston Mujila, wins Etisalat Prize For Literature

Mr. Mujila was unveiled at the award ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday night.

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Gerald Chukwuma’s ‘People’s Paradise’ opens March 21

The exhibition of 43 artworks features wooden slats, as well as new watercolour paintings and sculptures.