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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Living In the Same House With Achebe

When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the global literary stage at the age of 26 in 2003, with her award-winning debut novel Purple Hibiscus, the world rallied around her. Fifteen years on, she has kept faith with that mandate by churning out two more award-winning novels, a collection of short…

Memory and Trauma In Ogaga Ifowodo’s “A Good Mourning”

When a poem is beautifully crafted, images bop up and resonate, lines dance on the page, metaphors grip the reader and one is taken on a voyage of discovery. That was my experience while reading Ogaga Ifowodo’s latest collection of poems, entitled A Good Mourning. A reader’s delight, the 26…

Poetry Festival, As Lagos Turns 50

The city of Lagos is abuzz with talk about the forthcoming Lagos International Poetry Festival (LIPFEST 2016). The fiesta which holds between October 26 and 30, 2016 at Freedom Park and the MUSON Centre in Lagos will be attended by 35 poets from across the globe. And it features a…

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

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim has been announced winner of the 2016 Nigeria Prize for Literature. Mr. Ibrahim, a Nigerian journalist and writer, won the prize, worth §100,000, with his novel, Season of Crimson Blossom. The winner of the prize, which is awarded annually by the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NNLG), was…