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You Must Set Forth at Dawn

You Must Set Forth at Dawn

Author:  Wole Soyinka Reviewer:  Olumide Ogunremi Publisher:  Random House No of pages: 528 I recently acquired a welcome addition to my library entitled You Must Set Forth at Dawn by…

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 inasmuch as they like the rare gesture of Professor Wole Soyinka, the linguistic complexity of his literature causes literary disaffection…

11 authors shortlisted for 2014 NPL’s $100,000

By Yemi Adebisi The Advisory Board for the Nigeria LNG-sponsored 2014 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Literature (NPL), led by Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo, has announced an initial shortlist…

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…

X-Ray of Impact of Community Leaders in Ofada Area Community Development Committee of Obafemi Owode Local Government in Ogun State

X-Ray of Impact of Community Leaders in Ofada Area Community Development Committee of Obafemi Owode Local Government in Ogun State

Author: Engr. Gboyega Adeleke Reviewer: Yemi Adebisi Publisher: Ofada Area CDC No of pages: 140 Experts stated that every good literary study, apart from reading texts, should creatively delve into…

Soyinka: The Man Lived

Soyinka: The Man Lived

By Soyombo Opeyemi Language, the source of Wole Soyinka’s fame; the reason also for his alienation by the average reader. The Nobel Laureate is a man of complex locution. Besides…

I read politicians’ biographies, fiction, others –Wanner

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Zukiswa Wanner is a South African journalist and writer. Described as a true pan-African at heart in a write-up, she was born in Zambia…

Policing and Terrorism: Challenges and Issues in Intelligence

Policing and Terrorism: Challenges and Issues in Intelligence

Author: Oyesoji Aremu Reviewer: Aderemi Raji-Oyelade Publishers: Stirling-Horden Publishers Ltd. No of pages: 183 “…the major challenge is how to sustain and maintain democracy and development in the face of…

I choose African literature for empowerment – Mahama

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts When the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, arrived Ogidi, Anambra State, the home country of the late novelist, Professor Chinua Achebe, in the…

50 love poems in 50 years for reading July 20

By Yemi Adebisi Poetry specialists at the Southbank Centre have released a long list of 50 modern love poems across the globe, selected from works written over the last 50…

Ignite Africa revives reading culture

By Nkasiobi Oluikpe Correspondent, Lagos  Worried at the status of reading culture and rate of failure of younger ones during examinations, a group of eminent Nigerians, under the auspices of Ignite…

Kidnapped

By Martie Coetser The sound of a speeding car close behind urged Mia to steer her bike onto the pavement and almost through a shrubby fence. Anger overwhelmed her. The…

Wild Ixora

Wild Ixora

Author: Philip Ngozi Ifechukwude Reviewer: Emeka Esogbue Publisher: Carophem No of pages: 127 The novel, beautifully opens with a 6-line poetic prologue, is set in a small community of Isubogu.…

Literature: A bridge across oceans of culture

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Literary critics observed that apart from sporting activities, one of the weapons that unite people of different socio-cultural, political and religious backgrounds together is…

Beckett, my formative influence in literature –J M Coetzee

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts One of the few writers that influenced governance with his literature in South Africa, before he changed his nationality to Australia is the novelist,…

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