Arts/Books

Kazuo Ishiguro [Photo Credit: The New Yorker]

Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Mr. Ishiguro has written eight books, which have been translated into over 40 languages.

A guest writer session with the Ecuadorian ambassador, Mr Leopold Verdosoto and AWF coordinator, Dr Emman Shehu. Picture by Tosin Omoniyi

Five winners emerge in Ecuador-Nigeria writing contest

The winners are to be published in a bilingual publication (English and Spanish).

Ogaga Ifowodo

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

The collection is, indeed, unputdownable in all its lyrical and artisitic grace.

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BuzzFeed Announces 2018 Emerging Writers $14,000 Fellowship

Winners will benefit from career mentorship, editorial guidance and financial support.

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Abuja writers host Henry Akubuiro, Mike Ekunno In monthly reading session

The Guest Writer Session also features music and a raffle-draw for books.

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Prolific writer Oyeyemi shortlisted for BBC short story award

The winner will be announced on 3 October.

Don Williams. [Photo credit: Mark Humphrey/AP]

Don Williams: “I Just Wan Mellow With Julie”

Well, good night Don Williams. I doubt you truly understood the full power of your impact on us, on our psyche, in them days. It was megaton.

Photo from art exhibition to raise awareness on Hepatitis B used to illustrate the story

2017 Ake Arts and Book Festival holds November

Event holds in Abeokuta between November, 14-18, 2017

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French, German cultural missions organise training for Nigerian film animators

Two workshops on film animation will hold Sept 24-Oct 8 in Lagos and Abuja

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Documentation, preservation, key challenges to Hausa Literature – Professor Furniss

The Briton spent five decades studying and teaching Hausa literature.

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BOOK REVIEW: Wizards dethrone world’s highest-paid author

Here, we review the 2017 Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid authors

L-R, Wale Okediran, Kunle Ajibade, Obiageli Okigbo and Patrick Oguejiofor at the news briefing in Lagos on Monday

Soyinka, Scholars, Others For Christopher Okigbo’s 50th Posthumous Celebration

Okigbo isacknowledged as an outstanding post-colonial African poet.

Professor Mark Nwagwu

An Unbending Hope: Mark Nwagwu’s “I am Kagara” and the Nigerian Project

Nwagwu’s book could be easily renamed, “I am Nigeria”.

Gimba Kakanda

Nigerian writer Gimba Kakanda selected for prestigious Iowa Writing Program

He will be participating alongside 25 other writers from across the world.

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As Business Meets Literature: Would the Affection Endure?

Big business is what Nigerian and African writers need to flourish, to blossom, considering the economic circumstances they find themselves in.

D.O Fagunwa

Engaging With D.O. Fagunwa’s ‘Writing Into Being’ of the Terrifying Wild

For Fagunwa, there is no possibility of textual closure..

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Beware of the Bad Samaritans!

Developing countries planning to adopt protectionist strategies could learn a few things in the book from past pitfalls.

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Nigeria to rebuild World Heritage Site destroyed by Boko Haram

The Sukur world heritage site was destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014.

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BOOK REVIEW: Samuel Ladoke Akintola (SLA): A Warrior Enslaved by History, By Festus Adedayo

This is an interesting review of Femi Kehinde’s “Samuel Ladoke Akintola: A Biography and Postscript”.

Art exhibition to raise awareness on Hepatisis B holds in Abuja

Art exhibition to raise awareness on Hepatisis B holds in Abuja

“We are convinced that we can positively use art to sensitize people to social issues.”

Okey Ndibe

INTERVIEW: My writing, my books and my Nigerian tour — Author Okey Ndibe

The writer speaks about his work and his book tour of Nigeria

Tokini Peterside ART X Founder in conversation with Mo Abudu, Reni Folawiyo & Bolanle Austen-Peters

Africa’s leading artists prepare for Lagos Fair

The fair is aimed at increasing visibility of African artists