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Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation

Author: Uzodinma Iweala Reviewer: Ogaga Okuyade Publisher: Harper Perrenial No of pages: 176 Agu, the protagonist of the narrative, begins as a young boy growing up in a provincial locale…

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…

Soyinka, model for social conscience, activism –REPRONIG

By Yemi Adebisi Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG) has congratulated the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, as he marked his 80th birthday. In a statement signed by the organisation’s…

See the books that made me –Bill Gates

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer and inventor, William Henry ‘Bill’ Gates III, is one of the few examples of excellence in the…

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…

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