Arts/Books

Three Nigerian writers shortlisted in prestigious African award

The winner and two runnersup will be announced on June 21.

Philip Roth (Photo Credit: cbc.ca)

Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, dies at 85

He published more than 30 books before ending his fiction career in 2009

Artists at work during the 2017 edition of ART X Lagos

ART X calls for entries from emerging Nigerian artists

Winner will get a ₦1million grant towards an ambitious project or installation.

“The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” to hit London Theatre

Since the novel was first published in 2010, it has already been under stage lights in Abeokuta.

Farida Ado

Nigerian author makes TIMES’ “Next Generation Leaders” list

The 32-year-old is a Hausa-language author of six books featuring forbidden romance

Bakre Fadil, Ajah Henry and Bona Solomon presented with cash prize for emerging winners of NSSP 2017 (Kolade Olanrewaju)

10 shortlisted for Nigerian Students Poetry Prize

The prize was instituted in 2016 to stimulate creativity and promote literary excellence among Nigerian undergraduates.

Caine Prize

Three Nigerians shortlisted for 2018 Caine Prize

A South African and a Kenyan are also shortlisted.

Segun Adeniyi

Awujale, Olukotun, others for Segun Adeniyi’s book reading

The book reading will take place on May 17 in Ibadan.

woman with camera

Dorcas online photography competition calls for entries

The contest is part of GTBank’s Art635 Gallery initiative.

Portrait of Olumide Onadipe

Olumide Onadipe’s ‘Connecting the Dots’ opens in Lagos

Connecting the Dots’ exposes the different layers of Onadipe’s artistic personality.

Mabel Ndagi (Head, Corporate Comms & External Affairs - BOI)_ Moses Umoru (DG, CCI-France Nigeria)

Adekunle Gold, Ituen Basi, seven others for Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange

The event is an initiative of the Embassy of Nigeria in France.

A Nigerian poet, Theresa Lola. {Photo credit: Medium]

Nigerian wins Brunel African poetry prize

Theresa shares prize with Hiwot Adilow from Ethiopia, and Momtaza Mehria, a Somalian.

Chimamanda

Chimamanda Adichie named Harvard class day speaker

Award-winning author to address graduating seniors on May 23.

African Drum Festival in Abeokuta

Nigerian govt to add drum festival to national calendar

The festival is important to Africa because it provides us an avenue to showcase our rich cultural heritage.

89 writers jostle for $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

The sponsors of the prize announced this during a formal ceremony held in Lagos.

Challenges writers face (3): Money!

The real writer’s block for many people is “lackoffunditis”, a bad disease coined from lack of funds with which to feed the family

Six ‘Mobile Museum’ artists on their Way to Dak’Art

Their arrival will coincide with the opening of the 13th edition of the International Biennial DaK’Art, beginning in May.

British-Nigerian writer, Sarah Ladipo, others shortlisted for California Book Awards

Manyika’s novel is up against Andrew Sean Greer’s ‘Less’, Percival Everett’s ‘So Much Blue’, and Josh Weil’s ‘The Age of Perpetual Light’.

Chinua Achebe's last visit to Nigeria

Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ makes 12 ‘Greatest Books Ever Written’ list

The honour comes months after the 60th anniversary of the publication of the novel.

Challenges Writers Face (2): A solitary occupation

Several studies suggest a disproportionate number of writers report loneliness, compared to other professions.

Challenges Writers Face (1): Sitting as the new cancer

Experts say you may sit to write, but shouldn’t be for too long before you change position.

Indonesian ambassador thrills Abuja writers at literary session

The session also featured Nigerian writer, Adama, and poet Ochega.

Adichie wins Barnes & Nobel award

The award was presented on Wednesday in New York.

What selling my father’s ‘Tutu’ artwork means to me – Ben Enwonwu’s son

Ben Enwonwu’s “Tutu” was auctioned on March 1, 2018 in London.

Chinua Achebe's last visit to Nigeria

Lost archive from Chinua Achebe’s secondary school recovered

Terri Ochiagha, a teaching fellow at King’s College, London, reportedly made the recovery.