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N500,000 up for grabs at ‘Speak Up Bayelsa’

Speak Up Bayelsa, a public speaking contest organized by FastTrack Consulting is giving away N500,000 to the winner of the speaking contest. The contest which is aimed at engaging the minds of the Bayelsa State youths to think constructively and properly articulate their intellectual properties and ideas to the ultimate advancement of the state will […]

Our experiences in prisons-Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Ajibade

Adefoyeke Ajao Legendary Kenya writer, Prof.Ngugi wa Thiong’o and the Executive Editor of The News Magazine, Kunle Ajibade have recounted their life experiences in prisons in their various countries at the recently-concluded Ake Arts and Book Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. The use of language as a form of resistance also dominated Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s speeches […]

My characters determine the course of my stories-Omotoso

Yewande Omotoso is an architect and novelist resident in Cape Town. Her widely-acclaimed debut novel, ‘Bom Boy’, won the 2012 South African Literary Award for a first time published author and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize as well as the Etisalat Prize for Literature. Adefoyeke Ajao met with her at the recently-concluded […]

Why I chose to write about aging-Ladipo-Manyika

Sarah Ladipo-Manyika is an accomplished academic and novelist. Her recently-published novella, ‘Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun’ is the first African novel to be shortlisted for the prestigious Goldsmiths Prize. In this interview with Adefoyeke Ajao, she explains why the celebrated book tells a story through an elderly character. Your novel, Like […]

2016 Etisalat prize for Literature Longlist announced

The longlist for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature has been announced. The list of nine books and authors was unveiled at the opening of the 2016 Ake Arts and Book Festival. Elvis Ogiemwanye, Etisalat Nigeria’s Director, Brand and Experience and award-winning author and poet, HelonHabila announced the longlist. On the longlist for the 2016 […]

Ake arts and book festival begins in Abeokuta

The 2016 edition of the Ake Arts and Book Festival kicked off Thursday with an opening ceremony in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Hosted by media personality, Wana Udobang, the event began with the arrival of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo and renditions of the national and Ogun State anthems by Falana and Adunni […]

LABAF 2017 to focus on global fractures, collective humanism

At the end of a four-day fun-filled “fiesta of Ideas and Life”, the 18th edition of the Lagos Book & Art Festival, LABAF adjourned to next year, which would be its 19th edition and focusing on the theme: “Eruptions: Global Fractures and Collective Humanism.” The 2017 will hold November 9-12 at its traditional home, Freedom […]

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