Arts/Books

Etching Lines of Silence and Profound Thirst

“The poet as a restless rider, journeying away from the diverse straits of encampment, seeks the tenderness and companionship of a beloved one.”

Literary icon, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, to headline Ake Arts and Book Festival

The power-pack event will hold between November 15 and 19 at the Arts and Cultural Centre in Kuto, Abeokuta.

Chudi Offodile: Perfecting Biafra’s Uncompleted Narratives

“I have tried to present a …complete story of that era as much as possible, to enable the younger generation have a fuller picture of what happened.”

Water, Water Everywhere Around Lagos, But Not a Drop to Drink

“This report brings to the fore the problem of access to water as a human rights issue.”

Poetry Festival, As Lagos Turns 50

“This year’s festival will conclude with the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Photo credit: Bianca Sistermans

The Feminist Nobody Can Resist

“Feminist has long been a negative word, but if anyone could make it fashionable, it’s Adichie.”

Chido Onumah’s Call: Essaying Towards a More Preferred Union

“What restructuring means to me is to alter the power dynamics in the country.”

Unijos school gate used to illustrate the story. (IPPIS)

Burnt library: UniJos principal officers to contribute N1 million each

The money will be used for restocking destroyed books.

Gbenga Offo’s ‘Freedom’ paintings, sculpture open

The Wheatbaker also celebrates five years of hospitality, art.

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U.S. singer, Bob Dylan, wins Nobel Prize in Literature

This year, the prize is worth 930,000 dollars.

2016 Winner of $100,000 NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature announced

The winner emerged from 173 entries.

In Lagos, Ghanaian artists show their creativity in ‘New Threads’

The exhibition runs until November 17th and is sponsored by UBS, the Swiss global bank, and Moet-Hennessey.

Nigeria, Germany to launch book on 158 years of relations

Germany congratulates Nigeria on her 56 independence anniversary.

Exploring the Human Condition, Beyond the ‘Local’, Is Art’s Great Purpose – Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

“It will be great to win the prize, but I am not obsessing over it. Whatever would happen will happen eventually.”

Elnathan John

Elnathan John’s Naming of the Anonymous in Northern Skies

“Applauded as a triumph of craft, Elnathan John’s book opens up under-told vistas of the human experience, while serving up a reality also peculiar in its forcefulness.”

Chika Unigwe: When Trepidation Hones the Imagination Into Literary Gems

“Chika Unigwe is a widely acclaimed Nigerian-Belgian author with an impressive oeuvre, including the Night Dancer, one of the three books in contest for the 2016 Prize.”

NLNG’S $100,000 Nigerian Literature Prize 2016 – Who Picks the Bounty Out of 3 Shortlisted Authors?

“Celebrating literary excellence for the twelfth year running, the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature has, since 2004, rewarded eminent Nigerian writers.”

Obasanjo, Buhari to honour Bolanle Awe at book launch, Sept. 29

“The book is a chronicle of 33 Nigerian women whose lives and achievements distinguished as outstanding, and who made notable contributions to the development of Nigeria.”

Book Cover of Chigozie Obioma’s “The Fishermen”

Chigozie Obioma’s “The Fishermen” – A Deadly Game Between Leviathans And Egrets

“Nigeria is a Western idea that needs to be rethought and turned into an African construct to be viable.”

INTERVIEW: How we shipped 36 million books to Nigeria, others since 1988 – U.S.-based charity

Emeka Offor is the group’s largest single donor of books for Nigeria.

Obiora Udechukwu: Honouring Genius, Moral Integrity

“Through his visual art, poetry, scholarship and social engagements, Udechukwu has inspired countless people.”

Pained Remembrance, Prayers for Vigilance and “The Book of Chibok”

“The Book of Chibok” is an invocation of a landscape and the pillaged psyche of a people outside and inside Chibok on the edge of erasure.

Professor Isidore Okpewho to be buried Sept. 17

“News of his passing has sparked reactions from the literati, as well as a broad range of friends, associates, admirers, and public officials in Nigeria and abroad.”

Five books you should read this September

There is Chasing Facades this month, and there is Black Ass.

Senator Shehu Sani

Vanishing Reading Culture Has Inflicted Failed Leadership on Nigeria – Shehu Sani

“Our young people are no more interested in reading books. They prefer to tweet and to post”, Sani said.