Arts/Books

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” $450.3m bought by Saudi Prince Salman

Saudi Prince Salman revealed as buyer of Jesus $450 million paint

The crown prince allegedly made the purchase through a proxy.

Dami Ajayi is a fusion of different poetic traditions and influences

Dami Ajayi: Journeying Beyond the Geography of Desire

This collection is a call not only into this body of poems but a body that births new meaning and imaginaries as you journey.

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Writers, artistes, books lovers storm Ibadan for ‘literary feast’

The literary festival targets the younger generation of writers.

Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

Da Vinci’s portrait of Jesus shatters art record, sold for N162 billion

The same portrait was sold for 45 pounds in 1958.

Chinua Achebe's last visit to Nigeria

Google honours Chinua Achebe at 87

If he hadn’t died in March of 2013, Achebe would have clocked 87 today.

Helon Habila

Helon Habila, Maaza Mengiste named The New American Voices award judges

The novelists will judge alongside Booker and Baileys Prize finalist, Madeleine Thien.

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FESTAC ’77 not fetish, says Obasanjo

“We must not accept the narrative given to us by others, stories of helplessness.”

Mark Nwagwu

The Kagara In Us

Mark Nwagwu finally provides us with ethically justifiable revolutionary violence in the must read “I am Kagara”.

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Three finalists emerge for 9mobile Photography Competition

A voters’ choice winner also emerged.

Ikeogu Oke

Why I consider Poetry an endangered art form – NLNG prizewinner Ikeogu Oke

Ikeogu says his award-winning poem took 27 years to write.

House undergoing renovation

After decades of abandonment, Ogun govt moves to convert Fela’s parents’ home to museum

The Ransome-Kutis built and lived in the one-storey building over a century ago.

Kehinde Wiley

Nigeria’s Kehinde Wiley to paint Obama’s official portrait

Wiley, a hip-hop portraitist, is known for lush, larger-than-life portraits.

Njideka Akunyili-Crosby

Nigerian painter awarded $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant”

Chimamanda Adichie received the grant in 2008.

Ikeogu Oke

Former journalist wins NLNG $100,000 literature prize

Nearly 200 entries were received this year.

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.

Buzzfeed [Photo Credit: Tubefilter]

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.

Helen Oyeyemi
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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