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Nigerian Writer, Helen Oyeyemi, wins PEN USA 2017 OPEN BOOK Award

Helen Oyeyemi’s latest triumph is seen as a remarkable feat considering the impressive names on the shortlist of finalists.

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Nigerian novel shortlisted for Kingston University Big Read 2017

The novel is one of the six shortlisted titles to be considered for staff and students to read.

FILE PHOTO: Former Army chief General Ishaya Bamaiyi (C) is led out of the courtroom after regaining his freedom of attempted murder charge at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos on April 3, 2008. A Lagos high court has discharged and acquitted General Bamaiyi, former Army Chief during the dictatorial regime of General Sani Abacha, who has been standing trial on four counts of attempted murder since 1999.  AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Army Chief, Bamaiyi, plans tell-all book on Abacha regime role

Mr. Bamaiyi is seen as one of the henchmen of the 1993-1998 Abacha regime.

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130-year-old Harvard Law Review elects Nigerian as first black woman president

Former U.S. President Barack Obama was the first black to be elected president of the Harvard Review in 1990.

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Tributes pour in for late novelist, Buchi Emecheta

The author died on Wednesday.

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Literary icon, Buchi Emecheta, dies at 72

Following her success as an author, Buchi travelled widely as a visiting professor and lecturer.

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Lagos to honour late Gbadamosi with arts exhibition

“We want to do a monthly build up of Lagos at 50 by organising a programme on 27th of every month.”

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Tayo Olayode’s ‘Permutations’ opens January 23

Olayode presents his latest experimental works with stirring portraits of global influencers like Mahatma Gandhi and Bob Marley

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?”

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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.

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

The carnival opened on Saturday.

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The Notable Case of a Nursing Father

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

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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The Feminist Nobody Can Resist

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