Arts/Books

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

Artists at work during the 2017 edition of ART X Lagos

ART X calls for entries from emerging Nigerian artists

Winner will get a ₦1million grant towards an ambitious project or installation.

“The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” to hit London Theatre

Since the novel was first published in 2010, it has already been under stage lights in Abeokuta.

Farida Ado

Nigerian author makes TIMES’ “Next Generation Leaders” list

The 32-year-old is a Hausa-language author of six books featuring forbidden romance

Bakre Fadil, Ajah Henry and Bona Solomon presented with cash prize for emerging winners of NSSP 2017 (Kolade Olanrewaju)

10 shortlisted for Nigerian Students Poetry Prize

The prize was instituted in 2016 to stimulate creativity and promote literary excellence among Nigerian undergraduates.

Caine Prize

Three Nigerians shortlisted for 2018 Caine Prize

A South African and a Kenyan are also shortlisted.

Segun Adeniyi

Awujale, Olukotun, others for Segun Adeniyi’s book reading

The book reading will take place on May 17 in Ibadan.

woman with camera

Dorcas online photography competition calls for entries

The contest is part of GTBank’s Art635 Gallery initiative.

Portrait of Olumide Onadipe

Olumide Onadipe’s ‘Connecting the Dots’ opens in Lagos

Connecting the Dots’ exposes the different layers of Onadipe’s artistic personality.