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Fresh look at Nigeria’s political leadership

Fresh look at Nigeria’s political leadership

Title: The Shepherd Leader Author: Isokari Francis Ololo Reviewer: Tongha Fiubode Publisher: CreayeSpace, North Charleston, SC No of pages: 250 The Shepherd Leader by Isokari Francis Ololo, is not just…

Foremost African writers, my favourite –Allfrey

Foremost African writers, my favourite –Allfrey

By Yemi Adebisi Acting Head, Literary/Arts Come to think of how great minds are made and nurtured, the secret may be traced into the pages of books they read. No…

Gimba: Farewell to the Mandarin

Gimba: Farewell to the Mandarin

By Wale Okediran Abuja. November 22 1997. It was another election year for the Association of Nigerian Authors  (ANA) and the writers could be seen in groups and clusters feverishly…

Impingement: Bane of modern day woes

Impingement: Bane of modern day woes

Title:  Legend of the Kings Author:  Prince Ib’ Oriaku Reviewer:  ‘Debayo Coker and Olutayo Irantiola Publisher:  Kraft Books Limited No of pages: 187. It is very important to have a…

I read good poetry –Clark

I read good poetry –Clark

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts One of African eminent playwrights and author of Ozidi Saga, Professor John Pepper Clark, has been a source of encouragement to a lot of…

Social experience as a delinquent romp

Social experience as a delinquent romp

Title: We Need New Names Author: NoViolet Bulawayo Reviewer: Lindsay Barrett Publisher: Vintage Books, United Kingdom The fragmented language and informal spontaneity of its form, which is sustained from the…

Ayaoge Arts Studio: Emergence of creative standard

By Chinyere Abiaziem Reporter, Lagos The Foundation for Black Heritage (FOBHE), an art development company, officially opened an art studio recently in honour of late Godfrey Youpele Ayaoge, in the heart…

A tale of youthful passion and liberation

A tale of youthful passion and liberation

Title: The Virtuous Woman Author: Zaynab Alkali Reviewer: Lindsay Barrett Publisher: Longman, Nigeria This novella tells a story about young people in a manner meant for young readers. While it…

Revolution from Within, my feminist Bible –Baingana

Revolution from Within, my feminist Bible –Baingana

By Yemi Adebisi Ugandan writer, Doreen Baingana, is known for writing fiction and poetry. She has been a celebrity in the literary world, as her story, Tropical Fish, won the…

Nigerian writers review African adaptation in America

Nigerian writers review African adaptation in America

By Yemi Adebisi Participants at the February edition of the ‘book-of-the-month,’ one of the most excited moments of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital, must have found a new space…

BPE breaks the work norm

BPE breaks the work norm

 By Ikeogu Oke Officially, work schedule and other engagements at the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) can be so challenging due to the significant volume of daily activities assigned to…

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…

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