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Worth its weight in gold

Worth its weight in gold

Title: Ogun State: The Golden Years Author:  Soyombo Opeyemi Reviewer: Femi Adesina Publisher: No of pages: 200 The Golden Years, a 200-page book dedicated to the Ibikunle Amosun’s years as…

I have a cheating husband

By Anonymous I am a 36-year-old female, married, for the second time, to a 28-year-old, who is very charming, sexy and charismatic. I love him with every depth of my…

UNN Arts Faculty calls for proposals, abstracts

By Yemi Adebisi The Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has announced its interdisciplinary African Arts Conference Series in honour of Nigerian and other African scholars who have made…

Breaking forth in Nigeria’s local dialects

Breaking forth in Nigeria’s local dialects

Title: Prophetic Engagement -The Issachar Mandate Author: Obii Pax-Harry Reviewer: Enuma Chigbo Publisher: Minds of Creation The prophetic church needs to identify more with present global issues. This is part…

Movie producers should partner with writers –Durowaiye

Movie producers should partner with writers –Durowaiye

Popularly known as the King of Suspense (KOS), veteran thriller story writer, Segun Durowaiye, who recently clocked 50, shares his passion in the business of writing with Reporter, CHINYERE ABIAZIEM.…

Where there is life, there is will

Where there is life, there is will

Title: When There Is Life Author: Safiya Ismaila Yero Reviewer: Salamatu Sule Publisher: Almaz When There Is Life, is a novel that uniquely captures the life of a northern Nigeria…

Usman: Proactive phenomenon in creative writing

Usman: Proactive phenomenon in creative writing

Title: My Literary Journey Author: Bukar Usman Reviewer: Yemi Adebisi Publisher: Klamidas Communications Limited No of pages: 235 Though I have been an ardent fan of Dr. Bukar Usman’s witty…

I’m more comfortable with Soyinka’s childhood memoir, Ake – Chadd Ford

I’m more comfortable with Soyinka’s childhood memoir, Ake – Chadd Ford

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Though some people said in as much as they like the rare gesture of Professor Wole Soyinka, the linguistic complexity of his literature causes…

Youth poets dazzle at Eko Poetry Slam

By Chinyere Abiaziem, Reporter, Lagos Several youth poets dazzled while delivering captivating poems at the Eko Poetry Slam last weekend. The slam (putting life into words) was organised in celebration of…

Manual for proactive leadership

Manual for proactive leadership

Title: Resilience for  Leadership: A biography of Alhaji D.S. Adegbenro Author: Olajire Olanlokun Reviewer: Yusuph Olaniyonu Publisher: Ikofa Commercial Press Limited No of pages: 196 The book, Resilience for Leadership:…

Daughter of Necessity

By Marie Brennan Too late, she will see that it has gone too far. He has coaxed from her words she never meant to speak, implications she cannot disavow. To…

Let’s build better image for Nigeria, Douglas tells Nollywood

By Yemi Adebisi Stakeholders in Nigerian film industry have been urged to use their talents to promote Nigeria’s image home and abroad. Speaking at the closing of the just-concluded 4th…

Short stories can be more interesting –Parthasarathy

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Writers perhaps have divergent opinion about whether a bestseller of any genre really makes the best read on every shelf. But then, the Director,…

Hope for better days ahead

Hope for better days ahead

Title: Save the Dream Author: Chigbo Nnoli Reviewer: Yemi Adebisi Publisher: Kraftbooks, Ibadan No of pages: 280 The cardinal function of a contemporary fiction in any given society is to…

What gets measured, gets done

What gets measured, gets done

Title: Doing Business in Nigeria Author: World Bank Group Reviewer: Yusuph Olaniyonu Publisher: World Bank Group No of pages:  September 21, 2014 was a unique day for the people of…

Reading biographies made me –Becker

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Blogger and author of best seller, Simplify, Joshua Becker, has said countless number of times how reading has influenced his career and broaden his…

At 16, LABAF canvasses for freedom

By Yemi Adebisi The 2014 edition of the Lagos Art and Book Festival (LABAF), which begins on Friday November 14, through Sunday November 16, has been dedicated in honour of…

Daughter of necessity

By Marie Brennan  The strands thrum faintly beneath her fingertips, like the strings of a lyre. Plain grey wool, held taut by the stone weights tied at the ends, awaiting…

Exclusive record of the first West African Residency

Exclusive record of the first West African Residency

Title: Ebedi Review Editors: Paul Liam and Obinna Udenwe Reviewer: Gbemisola Adeoti Publisher: Ebedi International Writers Residency,  Iseyin No of pages: 95 Ebedi Review, a 95-page compendium, is the in-house…

Onwueme’s arts, symbol of international repute –Jonathan

By Yemi Adebisi President Goodluck Jonathan has described the works of university Professor of Global Letters at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Tess Onwueme, as a field that focuses…

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