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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…

Poetry as history of self

Poetry as history of self

Title: Full Tide: Collected Poems  Author: J.P. Clark Reviewer: Lindsay Barrett Publisher: Mosuro Publishers, Ibadan  No of pages: The impact of the prolific John Pepper Clark’s poetry on the global…

Port Harcourt World Book Capital project excites Writers

Port Harcourt World Book Capital project excites Writers

By Yemi Adebisi When the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) selected Port Harcourt as the 2014 World Book Capital, Nigerian writers were anxious to witness its success…

The Gift of the Magi

By O.Henry The Gift of the Magi is a well-known tale by American short story writer O. Henry (the penname of William Sydney Porter). The story first appeared in The…

2014 reviews: Outstanding picks of the year

2014 reviews: Outstanding picks of the year

By Yemi Adebisi Most of the books that were reviewed during the year appeared to have enjoyed fair judgment from literary critics partly because of its improved editorial quality and…

Clark marks birthday with kids, poets

Clark marks birthday with kids, poets

By Yemi Adebisi To crown off the 2014 activities of Port Harcourt World Book Capital year (PHWBC), the Rainbow Book Club (RBC) celebrated yet another African icon, John Pepper Clark.…

I have a cheating husband

By Anonymous (www.experienceproject.com) Of course, I immediately laid down the law; I did everything I could to put a stop to what was going on. I begged, I pleaded, I…

Worth its weight in gold

Worth its weight in gold

Title: Ogun State: The Golden Years Author:  Soyombo Opeyemi Reviewer: Femi Adesina Publisher: No of pages: 200 The Golden Years, a 200-page book dedicated to the Ibikunle Amosun’s years as…

I have a cheating husband

I have a cheating husband

  By Anonymous I am a 36-year-old female, married, for the second time, to a 28-year-old, who is very charming, sexy and charismatic. I love him with every depth of…

UNN Arts Faculty calls for proposals, abstracts

By Yemi Adebisi The Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has announced its interdisciplinary African Arts Conference Series in honour of Nigerian and other African scholars who have made…

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