Ayu hails writers, pledges support for indigenous literature

Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has commended the Nigerian authors, especially those from the northern part of the country, for their foresight in organising the summit of indigenous writers across the 19 northern states. He stated this during the Northern Nigerian Indegenous Literatures and Languages, Arewa Writers’ Summit, Awards and Annual Congress […]

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Chimamanda: Murdered Anambra lady not my sister

Award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, has faulted claims that she was related to a 40-year-old lady, Nkiru Okoye, who was murdered in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. The deceased, a wife of a mechanical engineer, Emenike Okoye, was reportedly beaten to death by her brother-in-law, George Okoye, over the ownership of some disputed […]

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Wole Soyinka at 88

Farotimi, others lead conversation on citizenship, nation building Wole Soyinka Centre holds media lecture series The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism’s (WSCIJ) lecture series will hold as a webinar today, by 2:00pm with the theme – ‘Can democracy work without a strong sub-national media?’ The event will also serve as the public launch of […]

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Abiodun eulogises Soyinka at 88, Ogunlesi at 99

Says literary giant, doyen of Medicine are Ogun’s flag bearers of excellence As the world renowned playwright and Nobel Laureate prize winner in Literature, Professor Wole Soyinka clocks 88 years, Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has described him as a rarest breed of mankind and one who has straddled the planet earth with exceptional candour. […]

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Aké Arts and Book Festival… Changing the literary narrative

Festival Director, Lola Shoneyin The Aké Arts and Book Festival is a yearly literary, cultural, and arts event. It was founded in 2013 by the Nigerian writer Lola Shoneyin, in Abeokuta. Although it features new and established writers from across the world, its focus has been to promote, develop and celebrate creativity on the African […]

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Introspection into Onyeka Onwenu’s My Father’s Daughter

To read Onyeka Onwenu’s autobiography is to be a fly on the wall completely absorbed in multilayered intimate conversations with her about a thoroughly fascinating life. It transports the reader from the joys of a relatively privileged childhood in pre-Civil War Port Harcourt to the traumatic death of her father in a car crash before […]

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