Arts/Books

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Obasanjo, Buhari to honour Bolanle Awe at book launch, Sept. 29

“The book is a chronicle of 33 Nigerian women whose lives and achievements distinguished as outstanding, and who made notable contributions to the development of Nigeria.”

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Chigozie Obioma’s “The Fishermen” – A Deadly Game Between Leviathans And Egrets

“Nigeria is a Western idea that needs to be rethought and turned into an African construct to be viable.”

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INTERVIEW: How we shipped 36 million books to Nigeria, others since 1988 – U.S.-based charity

Emeka Offor is the group’s largest single donor of books for Nigeria.

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Obiora Udechukwu: Honouring Genius, Moral Integrity

“Through his visual art, poetry, scholarship and social engagements, Udechukwu has inspired countless people.”

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Pained Remembrance, Prayers for Vigilance and “The Book of Chibok”

“The Book of Chibok” is an invocation of a landscape and the pillaged psyche of a people outside and inside Chibok on the edge of erasure.

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Professor Isidore Okpewho to be buried Sept. 17

“News of his passing has sparked reactions from the literati, as well as a broad range of friends, associates, admirers, and public officials in Nigeria and abroad.”

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Five books you should read this September

There is Chasing Facades this month, and there is Black Ass.

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Vanishing Reading Culture Has Inflicted Failed Leadership on Nigeria – Shehu Sani

“Our young people are no more interested in reading books. They prefer to tweet and to post”, Sani said.

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Okowa Mourns Literary Icon, Isidore Okpewho

“Governor Okowa described Prof. Okpewho’s passage as a monumental loss to the country and the literary world.”

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Foremost literary scholar, Isidore Okpewho, dies at 74

The don also won many literary awards.

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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.