Arts/Books

Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed has a love affair with books

Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed talks about her love for books amongst other things

Duro ONI

Arts professor, Oni, turns 60

The professor will mark his 60th birthday with a series of art events.

Nigeria’s Pita Okute wins the 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction

“Wild Spirits is sumptuously well-written, and it deservedly won the 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction.”

The transition of Onitsha market literature to home movies, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The market town of Onitsha earned worldwide renown when market literature was all the rage. Now that home movies have taken over, Onitsha has shot ahead as the centre of the booming trade. The remarkable transition from the scribal to the audio-visual model demands considerable attention. According to a study published by the British Library […]

Making Nigeria Work: A review of “The Way We Are”, By Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo

THE WAY WE ARE: Ideas for a Better Nigeria by Jonas Odocha; Eagleman Books; 2012; 265pp One has lost count of the number of books published in recent times on the subject of Nigeria and the challenge of building a strong, united and prosperous nation. So when I was asked to review a new book, […]

Book Presentation: The Way We Are: Ideas for A Better Nigeria

The public presentation of the book, The Way We Are: Ideas for A Better Nigeria

Chinua Achebe at 82: “We Remember Differently”, By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I have met Chinua Achebe only three times. The first, at the National Arts Club in Manhattan, I joined the admiring circle around him. A gentle-faced man in a wheelchair. “Good evening, sir. I’m Chimamanda Adichie,” I said, and he replied, mildly,  “I thought you were running away from me.” I mumbled, nervous, grateful for […]

From Wole Soyinka: A Manifesto for Africa, By Barbara Crossette

The Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka, winner of Africa’s first Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, has published a new book calling for urgent action by Africans to save themselves from the threat of Islamic extremism, against which corrupt regimes seem unable protect the tolerance and spiritual strength of traditional cultures. “If Africa falls to the will of the […]

Chika Unigwe

Chika Unigwe emerges 2012 winner of NLNG prize for literature

Nov.1 (PREMIUM TIMES) Chika Unigwe get $100 thousand for her book titled Black Sisters Street.

Maxim Uzoatu

A Philosopher King Named Ekwueme, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

A review of From State House to Kirikiri by Alex I. Ekwueme; Nwamife Publishers, Enugu; 2002 Ekwueme simply means a personage who does what he says. Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is without any shadow of doubt a man who lives up to the exact letters of his name. The first ever Vice-President of Nigeria, he […]

Excerpt from the novel “BONFIRES OF THE GODS”, by Andrew Eseimokumo Oki

The excerpts are from a new novel written by Andrew Oki.

Ilaro prepares for huge Oronna festival

The festival has the potential to generate revenue for Ogun State.

Nigeria AT Fifty Two By Temitope Oyadokun

A touching poem by a young Nigerian Corps member.

Literary adherents gather for book reading

The Pulp Faction Club spices up its sixteenth edition with unending conversations about topical issues.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Beautiful Inside and Outside By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

“If one is so fuzzy about putting a prefix before her name, “Ms.” will simply do.”

Book: A review of Richard Ali’s “City of Memories”, By Bokoru Julius

“Richard Ali mirrors how religion has become a weapon for people with a lust for contemporary relevance and political power”

Tourists besiege Osun Osogbo festival

Tourists from all over the world have filled up Osun’s capital city, Osogbo, for the upcoming festival

Sins of the Past, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

A Review of Ugochi Chienyenwa Oshai’s Bumps of Life.

Letter to Lugard from Flora Shaw

I honestly think the name 'Royal Niger Company Territories

TRAVELOGUE: In search of Mary Slessor

Mary Slessor was not just a missionary. She was a humanitarian, an angel of peace, a leader, a mother of all.

Lagos carnival showcases magnificent costumes, designs, acrobatics

Nigeria can stop importation of finished products, says Fashola

Zebrudaya mourns "Giringori"

The actor describes the late Iroha as an ingenious actor, producer

Following Premium Times report, DSTV compensates shortchanged mobile subscribers

The digital TV company is trying to pacify angry subscribers

History, optimism and rededication: A Review of Time to Reclaim Nigeria (2)

In the second part of the series, Edwin Madunagu continues his thorough review of ChidoOnumah

History, optimism and rededication: A Review of Time to Reclaim Nigeria (1)

In this first part, Edwin Madunagu does a thorough review of Chido Onumah