Arts/Books

Bursting a Criminal Syndicate

Our own Nuhu Ribadu and his EFCC, and Adeola Fayehun, the sassy SaharaReporters journalist, are present in this novel.

Chimamanda

French journalist under fire for asking Adichie if Nigeria has bookshops

The event went from a joyous occasion to an awkward and outrageous interviews.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Praises for Adichie as she gives French journalist epic clapback

Nigerians praise the author for her repost to the withering remark.

Moss, Olatunde, Sar headline AWF’s Guest Writer Session

The session also features a raffle-draw for books.

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Literary club announces contest for African writers

The organisers say the contest is also open to non-Africans.

Semiu-Okalawon

History and the Burdens of Journalism

The book has come at the right time to provide deeper and better perspectives to our struggle as a nation on the way to nationhood.

INTERVIEW: The Challenges the Visual Arts face in Nigerian Universities – Peju Layiwola

The professor also speaks on her history in the visual arts and her efforts to transform that area of expertise.

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” $450.3m bought by Saudi Prince Salman

Saudi Prince Salman revealed as buyer of Jesus $450 million paint

The crown prince allegedly made the purchase through a proxy.

Dami Ajayi: Journeying Beyond the Geography of Desire

This collection is a call not only into this body of poems but a body that births new meaning and imaginaries as you journey.

Writers, artistes, books lovers storm Ibadan for ‘literary feast’

The literary festival targets the younger generation of writers.

Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

Da Vinci’s portrait of Jesus shatters art record, sold for N162 billion

The same portrait was sold for 45 pounds in 1958.

Chinua Achebe's last visit to Nigeria

Google honours Chinua Achebe at 87

If he hadn’t died in March of 2013, Achebe would have clocked 87 today.

Helon Habila

Helon Habila, Maaza Mengiste named The New American Voices award judges

The novelists will judge alongside Booker and Baileys Prize finalist, Madeleine Thien.

FESTAC 77

FESTAC ’77 not fetish, says Obasanjo

“We must not accept the narrative given to us by others, stories of helplessness.”

The Kagara In Us

Mark Nwagwu finally provides us with ethically justifiable revolutionary violence in the must read “I am Kagara”.

1004 Estate

Three finalists emerge for 9mobile Photography Competition

A voters’ choice winner also emerged.

Ikeogu Oke

Why I consider Poetry an endangered art form – NLNG prizewinner Ikeogu Oke

Ikeogu says his award-winning poem took 27 years to write.

House undergoing renovation

After decades of abandonment, Ogun govt moves to convert Fela’s parents’ home to museum

The Ransome-Kutis built and lived in the one-storey building over a century ago.

Kehinde Wiley

Nigeria’s Kehinde Wiley to paint Obama’s official portrait

Wiley, a hip-hop portraitist, is known for lush, larger-than-life portraits.

Njideka Akunyili-Crosby

Nigerian painter awarded $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant”

Chimamanda Adichie received the grant in 2008.

Ikeogu Oke

Former journalist wins NLNG $100,000 literature prize

Nearly 200 entries were received this year.

Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Mr. Ishiguro has written eight books, which have been translated into over 40 languages.

Five winners emerge in Ecuador-Nigeria writing contest

The winners are to be published in a bilingual publication (English and Spanish).

Memory and Trauma In Ogaga Ifowodo’s “A Good Mourning”

The collection is, indeed, unputdownable in all its lyrical and artisitic grace.

BuzzFeed Announces 2018 Emerging Writers $14,000 Fellowship

Winners will benefit from career mentorship, editorial guidance and financial support.