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Unending controversies over Yoruba progenitor

Unending controversies over Yoruba progenitor

Title: The Benin-Ife Controversy, the Clash of Myths of Origin Author: Wajeed Obomeghie Reviewer: Yemi Adebisi Publisher: wadOrm communications No of pages: 344 The late Spanish philosopher and foremost novelist,…

Short stories can be more interesting –Parthasarathy

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,…

Feminism in African literature

Feminism in African literature

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts South African poet and short story writer, Naomi N. Nkealah, in her article titled Conceptualising feminism(s) in Africa: The challenges facing African women writers…

World Book Capital donates 66,500 books to 100 schools

By Yemi Adebisi As Port Harcourt plans to hand over the UNESCO World Book Capital City title to Incheon, South Korea by Thursday April 23,  a total of 66,500 books…

The Mouse and the Light

By Lisa Suhay In the centre of the most beautiful garden in the world stood the Tree of Wisdom. From this great tree, there grew many branches and leaves. It…

Positive thinking, magic word behind good success

Positive thinking, magic word behind good success

Title: Dynamics of Positive Thinking Author: Dr. Chukwunyere Chukwu Reviewer: Ifeanyi Okocha Publisher: Noble-Div Limited No of pages: 86 In Nigeria today, many youths are faced with the quest to…

A day in Alaba’s pirates den

A day in Alaba’s pirates den

By Yemi Adebisi Acting Head, Literary/Arts An invitation for the media to cover an inspection exercise by the Nigerian Copyrights Commission (NCC) hardly invokes any form of suspicion. Although the…

Masterpiece for running business enterprise

Masterpiece for running business enterprise

Title:    Another Perspective: Challenging Dominant Logic  Author:  Chidi Okoro Reviewer: Okechukwu Ikonne No of page: 165 From the foreword written by James Odiase in the book under review, Another…

Romance novels, my favourite –Whitman

Romance novels, my favourite –Whitman

By Yemi Adebisi Author of Heart to Mend, Myne Whitman, with a pen name of Nkem Okotcha, is a Nigerian based in United States of America (USA) with peculiar soft…

Literary awards: The prize, the winners, the fame

Literary awards: The prize, the winners, the fame

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts The historical gathering of writers, students, politicians, captains of industries and the media at the public presentation of the winners of 2014 edition of…

Africa and the emerging economy

Africa and the emerging economy

Title: Emerging Africa: How The Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper And Matter  Author: Kingsley C. Moghalu Publishers: Bookcraft, Ibadan Reviewer: Abdul-Ganiyu Garba Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s “Last…

Modiano’s literature of identity, existence

Modiano’s literature of identity, existence

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts (With agency reports) When the news broke that the 69-year-old French novelist, Jean Patrick Modiano, has emerged as the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature…

Dead Ghosts Walking

By Walter Giersbach  “But I heard Mosul had a lot of Christians.  Were they Christian or Muslim? “Fuck do you care?  Okay.  The chick is named Anna.  What kind of…

African writers lead the world –Ndibe

By Yemi Adebisi The seasoned author, political journalist, essayist and founding editor of African Commentary, Okey Ndibe, has distinguished himself over time as a critic and activist. This Professor of…

Ecstatic documentation of reality

Ecstatic documentation of reality

Title: A Man Like Me (A Noteography of a Father To His Son) Author: Debayo Coker Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola No of pages: 153 There comes a time in the life…

Fr. Akpan reads at book capital city

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Rainbow Book Club (RBC), convener of UNESCO’s Port Harcourt World Book Capital (PHWBC) 2014 will play host to Nigerian Jesuit and writer, Fr. Uwem…

Ekwensi’s literature, my favourite –Adichie

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts  In one of her articles titled Blinded by God’s Business, the award winning author, Chimamanda Adichie, disagreed with the popular notion that Nigerians don’t…

Dead Ghosts Walking

By Walter Giersbach Distance from my second floor window on Fourth Street to Anna’s apartment across the street was a canyon, a gulf stretching six thousand miles.  Back to the…

British Council holds creative class conference

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts The British Council has invited interested writers to her digital conference titled, Connecting the dots: The Creative Class, an event coming up as part of the Social…

When the fringe becomes the core  

When the fringe becomes the core  

Title: Say You’re One Of Them Author: Uwem Akpan Reviewer: Lindsay Barrett Publisher: Bookcraft Publishers, Ibadan This is one of the most exciting and unusual literary debuts ever published anywhere,…

I read Jehovah Witness literatures, poetry –Liam

I read Jehovah Witness literatures, poetry –Liam

By Yemi Adebisi Formal education, according to experts, is classroom-based, provided by trained teachers while the informal, happens outside the classroom, in after-school programs, community-based organisations, museums, libraries, or at…

The affected disaffections of Charles Lescaux

By James Metcalf He went to parties where he saw his brothers and parents, and although he spoke to them with the somewhat supercilious air that he now affected with…

The essentials in will power

The essentials in will power

Title:  Your Will Power Sub Title: Get Ahead With Your Intention and Come to a Place called Attention Author:  Joseph Akinola Reviewer: Dumbiri Frank Eboh Publishers: Trafford Publishing (USA) There…

Obasanjo ‘goofed’ on Osoba’s obituary

Stories by Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts One of the major errors in the controversial book, My Watch, written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was the announcement of the death of…

The affected disaffections of Charles Lescaux

By James Metcalf Charles was well loved by all who met him. This was not the case because of his kind and generous character, as with his brother Matthew, or…

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