‘Americanah’, ‘Things Fall Apart’ make Obama’s favourite 2018 books list
‘Americanah’, which is reportedly being made into a film, is Adichie’s critically acclaimed third novel.
2018 Calabar cultural carnival kicks-off with 25 states
”Why should Africa wait for the Western world to tell its story and show its own heritage.”
Fusion of dance, drama as ‘Made in Nigeria’ poetry event holds
Chukwumerije held the audience spellbound for a little over two hours when he performed 20 poetry pieces in drama form.
Chimamanda Adichie concludes creative writing workshop in Lagos
The event was organised in partnership with Trace TV and Venator Partners Ltd.
Nigerian professor, Ugandan win Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature
Another Nigerian was the runner-up for the prize.
Nigerian prisoners have voting rights – Appeal Court
The appeal was filed by five inmates on behalf of other inmates in Nigerian prisons.
Nurudin Farah In Conversation: Good Fiction Is Never Far From the Truth
Writing is like tilling the ground and preparing the earth to bear fruits.
Plagiarism: American author, Nora Roberts, addresses Tomi Adeyemi’s allegations
Ms Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels while Ms Adeyemi is an award-winning Nigerian writer, based in the U.S.
Nigerian writer wins prestigious international award
The award comes with $100,000.
British, French museums to return Benin bronzes after over 100 years
More than 1,000 of the bronzes are held at museums across Europe.
Obituary: Ikeogu Oke: Nigeria’s ‘Poet Laureate’ takes a bow
Mr Oke was a socially conscious poet and a political analyst.
Tributes as Nigerians mourn celebrated poet, Ikeogu Oke
Mr Oke, who won the Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by the NLNG, died Saturday at 51.
The Passport of Mallam Ilia’s animation movie underway
The plot explores colonial Northern Nigeria, and tells a story of love, loss and revenge.
Ooni of Ife, wife, others attend Art X Lagos opening night
The art exhibition was declared open at the Civic Centre.
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.