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Wild Ixora

Wild Ixora

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

LNG receives 124 drama entries for NPL 2014

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Nigeria LNG Limited has received 124 entries for the 2014 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Literature (NPL), its flagship CSR initiative and Africa’s most…

I read African contemporaries, British writers –Egya

By Rukayat Atanda, Special Correspondent, Lagos Art of reading, experts affirmed, is one of the major criteria that determines the success story of most intellectuals. Author of What the Sea…

NIBF 2014: Engaging literati on e-book, physical book

NIBF 2014: Engaging literati on e-book, physical book

By Yemi Adebisi Acting Head, Literary/Arts It is assumed that in Africa, literacy level is going down. It was observed that the reading culture has not been encouraging as most…

Nightmares in Paradise

Nightmares in Paradise

Author: Adjekpagbon Blessed Mudiaga Reviewer:  Christy Anyanji Publishers: Bulkybon Publications Company Nightmares in Paradise comes with a captivating title and an attractive cover design reminiscent of hell on earth. A…

Otuoke varsity, a world-class material –Aluko

Otuoke varsity, a world-class material –Aluko

Pioneer Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Professor Mobolaji Aluko, is an activist and public commentator on Nigerian and African affairs.   In this interview with YEMI ADEBISI at…

Children dominate Achebe celebration at Abuja

Children dominate Achebe celebration at Abuja

In line with the eight-city celebrations of Achebe’s Arrow of God at 50 in Nigeria, the National Organising Committee (NOC) on Thursday April 3 at NTA Arena Abuja, held another…

Things Fall Apart, Hardley Chase, my surviving literatures –Maduka

Things Fall Apart, Hardley Chase, my surviving literatures –Maduka

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Passion for reading, experts say, is inborn. It has been severally argued that the introduction of social media, Global System for Mobile Communications, originally called…

Ijapa and Friends

Ijapa and Friends

Author:   Adefemi Adebajo Reviewer:  Folu Agoi Publisher:  El Roi Publications Limited No of pages: 95 Ijapa and Friends, the second in England-based Adefemi Adebajo’s series of tortoise stories drawn…

‘Nigeria centenary, a waste’

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Former National President, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Dr. Wale Okediran has appealed to Nigerians to create enabling environment  for the country to move forward in…

Arrow of God: Recommended novel for National Confab delegates

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts For delegates at the ongoing National Conference to make reasonable progress, award winning scholar and writer, Professor Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo of the University of Lagos has…

I love to read everything literature – Verissimo

Award winning Nigerian poet and writer, Jumoke Verissimo, is a lady with an outstanding mind. The graduate of African Studies and Literature-in-English was introduced to literature by her father at…

Aroma of a Burning Bush: a Collection of Poems

Aroma of a Burning Bush: a Collection of Poems

Author: Samuel Osaze Reviewer: Reginald, Chiedu  Ofodile Publisher: No of pages: 104 Aroma of a Burning Bush roused, then doused, a certain suspicion of mine.  It is my distrust of…

Akinrinade, Tinubu, Anyaoku, others present book on Awo

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Former Chief of Defence Staff, General Alani Akinrinade (rtd), will lead eminent Nigerians to Agip Hall, MUSON Centre, Lagos on Thursday, April 17 for the…

Loving memoir, biography and comics is an experience – Kalango

Loving memoir, biography and comics is an experience – Kalango

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Most literary critics have over-flogged the attitude of reading culture of Nigerians, which was assumed to be dying gradually as values are shifting from moral…

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