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Sokoto Sultanate to establish female university

Sultan Abubakar: female university coming

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, said on Saturday that arrangement has been concluded by the Sultanate Council to establish a female university in the state. He spoke at the launch of three books authored by Dr Sa’adiya Bello, the Director of the Centre for Hausa Studies, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. The books focused […]

Godfather of magic realism, Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: godfather of magic realism

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died on 17 April at the age of 87. Known affectionately as “Gabo,” the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” became one of the […]

124 writers vie for NLNG Literature Prize

Tade Ipadeola: won the  prize in 2013

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd, on Tuesday said that 124 entries had been received for the 2014 edition of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, Africa’s most prestigious literary prize. The company made the announcement in a statement signed by Mr Kudo Eresia-Eke, its General Manager, External Relations. Eresia-Eke did not indicate which books […]

The Making Of My New Book

•Wale Adebanwi

A book, Yoruba Elites and Ethnic Politics In Nigeria: Obafemi Awolowo And Corporate Agency, will be presented to the public in Lagos on 17 April. Its author, Wale Adebanwi, Associate Professor at the University of California-Davis, USA, speaks to NKRUMAH BANKONG-OBI on the book and its theme Your book centres on ethnicity, one of the […]

Chimamanda’s ‘Americanah’ shortlisted for Baileys Women’s Prize

Chimamanda: Americanah shortlisted for Bailey's Prize

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new novel, Americanah has been shortlisted for the $50,000 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, a literary accolade reserved only for female writers in English from around the world. Her book is up against Americans Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland and Donna Tartt’s Goldfinch. “Americanah,” a novel about race and identity has […]

My Life, My Writings

•Dr. Sarah Manyika

Dr. Sarah Ladipo Manyika is a child of many worlds. She is by birth Nigerian, has lived in East Africa, Europe and the United States of America, where she now teaches at the San Francisco State University. Author of the celebrated book, In Dependence, Manyika, a member of the panel of judges of the Etisalat […]

Nigerian poet seeks to reclaim Sahara Desert

Tade Ipadeola: won the  prize in 2013

Headlines portray the Sahara as a barren desert that claims the lives of many African migrants but Nigerian poet Tade Ipadeola had a different story to tell — and it was worth $100,000. Ipadeola’s “The Sahara Testaments” won the most lucrative writing award in Africa, the Nigeria Prize for Literature, for his account of the […]

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