BBC Hausa honours winners of “Hikayata” writing competition in Abuja
This year, Safiyya Jibril won the best story award with her story “Ya Mace” or ‘The Girl-Child’.
Osinbajo reveals ‘love story’ that ended literary dream
The festival is the biggest annual gathering of African writers, founders, editors and art enthusiasts in Nigeria.
Tony Attah, Taofik Adegbite, spar on The Joy of Reading
“This conversation is one of the highlights of the 20th Lagos Book and Art Festival.”
Traditional Wrestling, Dance Drama take center stage at NAFEST 2018
Wednesday’s events would begin with NAFEST Cultural Roundtable on Entrepreneurship.
Nigeria LNG prize for science, literature winners named
$100,000 each was given in the prize for Science and Literature respectively while one million naira was given for literary criticism award.
21-year-old wins BBC News Pidgin essay competition
His entry was chosen from amongst 18 other entries submitted by talented young African writers.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Living In the Same House With Achebe
Achebe has trodden his path; Adichie is also treading her own path, one she has constructed through hard work, perseverance and tenacity of purpose.
Ordinary Saviour: Literary Resilience as A Counter-Insurgency Strategy
This text should thus be considered a literary blueprint for resilience.
Ex-Bayelsa governor Timipre Sylva, others headline Abuja Writers session
Mr Sylva will debut “Take Five”, a segment where high profile personalities talk of five books that have impacted their lives.
INTERVIEW: Public library, necessary resource in any society – African-American Library Director
Sprinkle-Hamlin is the first woman and African-American to head the Forsyth County library system.
Introducing Ordinary Saviour: New Stories from Nigeria’s Northeast, By Richard Ali
“The devastation wrought by Boko Haram has rewritten the narrative of northeastern Nigeria, this time with blood and gore.”
Odia Ofeimum to deliver keynote at 2018 Lagos Book and Art Festival
LABAF was birthed in September 1999, as Nigeria returned to civil rule after 16 years of military dictatorship.
Chimamanda Adichie announces return of creative writing workshop
“The workshop would also serve as a platform for writers to learn from one another and from established writers.”
Zaynab Alkali, other literary giants storm Minna arts festival
The event is the first of its kind in Minna and the North-central region of Nigeria.
Nigerian photographer makes Portrait of Britain shortlist
The Portrait of Britain is a foremost photography competition in the United Kingdom.
In new eBook, Nigerian writer challenges youth to ‘push dreams’
The idea, she says, is to motivate youth to aspire to be more.
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.
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
Wole Soyinka’s “A Dance of the Forests” was featured on stage.
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.
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
Adichie received the award alongside Marry Bara, Chairman of General Motors.
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.