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.”

Elnathan John

Elnathan John’s Naming of the Anonymous in Northern Skies

“Applauded as a triumph of craft, Elnathan John’s book opens up under-told vistas of the human experience, while serving up a reality also peculiar in its forcefulness.”

Chika Unigwe | Photo by Belinda Otas

Chika Unigwe: When Trepidation Hones the Imagination Into Literary Gems

“Chika Unigwe is a widely acclaimed Nigerian-Belgian author with an impressive oeuvre, including the Night Dancer, one of the three books in contest for the 2016 Prize.”

Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Literature.

NLNG’S $100,000 Nigerian Literature Prize 2016 – Who Picks the Bounty Out of 3 Shortlisted Authors?

“Celebrating literary excellence for the twelfth year running, the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature has, since 2004, rewarded eminent Nigerian writers.”


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.”

Book Cover of Chigozie Obioma’s “The Fishermen”

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.”


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.


Obiora Udechukwu: Honouring Genius, Moral Integrity

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


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.

Isidore Okpewho

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.”


Five books you should read this September

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

Shehu Sani

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.

Ifeanyi Okowa, governor, Delta state.

Okowa Mourns Literary Icon, Isidore Okpewho

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

Isidore Okpewho

Foremost literary scholar, Isidore Okpewho, dies at 74

The don also won many literary awards.


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


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.