Breaking News
Translate

Odia Ofeimun bags 2010 Fonlon-Nichols Award

Nigerian poet, essayist, journalist, and social critic, Odia Ofeimun has been announced as the 2010 winner of the Fonlon-Nichols Award. The award, administered by the African Literature Association, ALA, is given to an African writer every year for excellence in creative writing and for contributions to the struggle for human rights and freedom of expression, according to Dr. Oty Agbajoh-Laoye, chair of the ALA award committee.

Read More

NLNG’s dialogue with writers

Following the controversies that trailed the non emergence of a winner from the nine short listed poets for the 2009 NLNG prize for Literature which somehow strained the relationship between the writers and the sponsors of the Africa’s richest poetry prize, Liquefied Natural Gas of Nigeria (NLNG), the company last week at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs(NIIA) Victoria Island organized what it tagged a ‘Dialogue with Writers’ to look for the way forward.

Read More

Artluv in the season of Valentine

IT was indeed a Valentine gift to Arts and culture lovers and numerous customers of Mega Plaza Shopping complex as Cameroonian artist and designer, Catherine Pittet in partnership with Mega Plaza presented a special exhibition of unity tagged, Valentine Art Exhibition – an exhibition of Art works and paintings of Cameroonian and Nigerian Artists at Mega Plaza, 14, Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island. The exhibition which featured about 50 works of arts mixed with fashion show opened on February 12 and will end on February 21, 2010.

Read More

We should not talk about our earliest critics as if their time is over — Nwachukwu-Agbada

One of the public faces of contemporary literary scholarship in Africa, the reasons why Professor Nwachukwu-Agbada maintains an exulted status in African literary criticism range from his awesome prolificity to his incisive and indepth consideration of the most germane issues in African literature. In this interview, he handles in characteristic manner some of those issues.

Read More

Testimony from tenant of the House

It was a gathering of eminent personalities at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) Victoria Island venue of the public presentation of the book, Tenants of the House written by Dr. Wale Okediran, a medical practitioner, writer, politician and former ANA president and former member of the House of Representatives as his friends, associates and lovers of book converged for the sole purpose of identifying with a worthy cause.

Read More

How late Afrobeat King, Fela composed his songs

Late Afrobeat master, Fela Anikulapo Kuti had something mystical about his very engaging musical career. This mysticism that defined the life and musical times of Fela popularly addressed as Abam eda has given birth to all kinds of scholarly investigations both by scholars of popular culture and scholars of music, who through their different accounts try to unravel the Fela mystique.

Read More

Day writers drank from Eugenia Abu’s libation

Energetic and high-spirited, the fact that she was AWF’s Guest Writer on January 30, 2010 couldn’t have escaped the attention of anyone who walked into the venue as a first time attendee. Eugenia would easily have been picked out from the teeming crowd as she greeted guests and passed compliments at friends; who gathered at the Pen and Pages Bookstore, Abuja venue of the event.

Read More