Arts/Books

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

Duke University confers honorary degree on Chimamanda Adichie

Duke University confers honorary degree on Chimamanda Adichie

Adichie received the award alongside Marry Bara, Chairman of General Motors.

Shugri Jama Ibrahim - winner BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2018

18-year-old wins BBC news Somali young female poet award

Shugri’s poem explores old Somali culture and the cultural utensils that were in use in nomadic life.

Barack Obama

Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading

The former U.S. president is visiting Africa next week.

Atukwei Okai (Photo Credit: MyJoyOnline.com)

Renowned Ghanaian poet, Atukwei Okai, is dead

Mr Okai was the secretary-general of the Pan African Writers Association of Ghana.

France President, Emmanuel Macron with Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode at the launch of the 2020 African Cultural Season in Paris

Macron in Lagos: My view of Africa differs from that of many Europeans

The French President was at the Afrika Shrine in Lagos.

Some participants on stage. [Photo credit: Ibraheem Alawode]

Lagos literary event urges reading culture among young Nigerians

At the event, students staged plays that dissect the Nigerian society.

Teju Cole

Narrating Lagos: Beyond the Chronicler’s Paltry View

Cole’s narrator makes everyday available for the thief in this book, the owner never had his day. It is a farce.

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Lagos book club to host literary event

The event will also see stage performances from students of the Creative Arts department of the University of Lagos.

Art Work

Group canvasses for better deals for local arts and crafts

Group says talented artists in rural communities live on peanuts as proceeds.

A Nigerian writer, Anietie Isong,

Nigerian writer shortlisted for UK’s biggest literary prize fund

The four prizes will be awarded at The Authors’ Awards on July 19, in London.

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Tourism Corporation partners writers for Abuja Literary Festival

The festival is slated for June 28-30, 2018 in the nation’s capital.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie wins 10th PEN Pinter Prize

She will be presented with the prize on October 9.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘In the Name of our Father’ exposes tragedy of a soulless society

‘If literature is the mirror of the society, ‘In the Name of our Father’ showcases Nigeria in its ugly nakedness.’

Wiebe Boer's A Story of Heroes and Epics: The history of football in Nigeria

New book reveals football in Nigeria started in Calabar

Author, Wiebe Boer, speaks about his new book, The history of football in Nigeria.

Plateau State University, PLASU TETFund

25 universities’ contingents in Plateau as Theatre Arts festival begins

The six-day festival begins Sunday, June 3.

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