Arts/Books

Stage Play, ‘The Confab’ comes alive in Lagos

The Confab is a satire about Nigeria, fused with comedy and witty dialogue says director.

Ooni and wife at Art X Lagos 2018

Ooni of Ife, wife, others attend Art X Lagos opening night

The art exhibition was declared open at the Civic Centre.

BBC Hausa honours winners of “Hikayata” writing competition in Abuja

This year, Safiyya Jibril won the best story award with her story “Ya Mace” or ‘The Girl-Child’.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Lola Shoneyin pictured at the opening day of Ake Festival in Lagos on Friday

Osinbajo reveals ‘love story’ that ended literary dream

The festival is the biggest annual gathering of African writers, founders, editors and art enthusiasts in Nigeria.

Tony Attah, MD, NLNG

Tony Attah, Taofik Adegbite, spar on The Joy of Reading

“This conversation is one of the highlights of the 20th Lagos Book and Art Festival.”

NAFEST (Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria)

Traditional Wrestling, Dance Drama take center stage at NAFEST 2018

Wednesday’s events would begin with NAFEST Cultural Roundtable on Entrepreneurship.

Nigeria LNG prize for science, literature winners named

Nigeria LNG prize for science, literature winners named

$100,000 each was given in the prize for Science and Literature respectively while one million naira was given for literary criticism award.

Pidgin essay winner -Izeowayi Izaza Victor

21-year-old wins BBC News Pidgin essay competition

His entry was chosen from amongst 18 other entries submitted by talented young African writers.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Living In the Same House With Achebe

Achebe has trodden his path; Adichie is also treading her own path, one she has constructed through hard work, perseverance and tenacity of purpose.

Ordinary Saviour

Ordinary Saviour: Literary Resilience as A Counter-Insurgency Strategy

This text should thus be considered a literary blueprint for resilience.

Former Governor Timipre Sylva

Ex-Bayelsa governor Timipre Sylva, others headline Abuja Writers session

Mr Sylva will debut “Take Five”, a segment where high profile personalities talk of five books that have impacted their lives.

Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin is the Director, Forsyth County Library, North Carolina

INTERVIEW: Public library, necessary resource in any society – African-American Library Director

Sprinkle-Hamlin is the first woman and African-American to head the Forsyth County library system.

REVIEW: Introducing Ordinary Saviour: New Stories from Nigeria’s Northeast, By Richard Ali

Introducing Ordinary Saviour: New Stories from Nigeria’s Northeast, By Richard Ali

“The devastation wrought by Boko Haram has rewritten the narrative of northeastern Nigeria, this time with blood and gore.”

Odia Ofeimum. [PHOTO CREDIT: Book Art Ville]

Odia Ofeimum to deliver keynote at 2018 Lagos Book and Art Festival

LABAF was birthed in September 1999, as Nigeria returned to civil rule after 16 years of military dictatorship.

L-R Sheila Chukwulozie, Chimamanda Adichie, Sam Onyemelukwe and Mazi Nwonwu

Chimamanda Adichie announces return of creative writing workshop

“The workshop would also serve as a platform for writers to learn from one another and from established writers.”

2018 ART X Prize

18 galleries set for 2018 ART X Lagos

The 2018 ART X Prize with Access winner, Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, will have a solo presentation of her project.

Participants at Minna Book and Arts Festival

Zaynab Alkali, other literary giants storm Minna arts festival

The event is the first of its kind in Minna and the North-central region of Nigeria.

Nigerian photographer makes Portrait of Britain shortlist

The Portrait of Britain is a foremost photography competition in the United Kingdom.

Olatorera Oniru

In new eBook, Nigerian writer challenges youth to ‘push dreams’

The idea, she says, is to motivate youth to aspire to be more. 

Teju Cole

Contemplation Is African: A Conversation With Teju Cole

Categories like Afro-pessimism are just a little bit empty, sometimes.

LIVE UPDATES: Books on social disorder, ethnic polarisation unveiled in Abuja

The two books explore the subject of religious polarisation.

Peterson Ojieson

Nigerian who crossed Mediterranean narrates own tale in new book ‘Irregular Migrant’

The writer also speaks about what inspired the book.

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Wole Soyinka’s “A Dance of the Forests” was featured on stage.

Anietie Isong (Photo Credit: Pukaar Magazine)

Nigerian writer wins UK’s biggest literary prize fund

The winner says he wrote the novel to help draw attention to a myriad of issues in Nigeria.

Elnathan John

Nigerian writer named judge for 2019 Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize, launched in 2005, is an international literary award hosted in the UK