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Guest Writers’ Session to feature Anima Aboje, Elsie Ogheneka

  Two female writers, Amina Aboje and Elsie Oghenekaro, will take centre stage at the February 24, 2018, Guest Writers’ Session of the Abuja Writers Forum (AWF). A statement signed by Edith Yassin, on behalf of the AWF, said the event which will hold at Aso Hall of Nanet Suites by 4pm, would also features […]

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ANA receives N3m grant for 2018 literary campaign

  The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has secured the 2018 ANA/Yusuf Ali nationwide literary awareness campaign grant of N3,000,000, which was donated by Yusuf Ali (SAN), an Ilorin-based legal practitioner, author and philanthropist. ANA in statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, South, Wole Adedoyin, said this year’s grant would be deployed to facilitate a […]

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It’s herculean task to get traditional publishing deal –Speaking Pen

Nigerian poet, Abegunde Sunday Olaoluwa, fondly called ‘Speaking Pen’ is the winner of World Union of Poets Prize 2016. He is the principal director of Speaking Pen International Concept (SPIC). The author of bestselling self-help book, ‘Unleash Your Potential: Beyond Just Motivation’, in this interview with ABDULHAFEEZ T. OYEWOLE speaks about his unflinching commitment to […]

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Kaduna: New attraction for literature – BM Dzukogi

BM Dzukogi is former general secretary Association of Nigerian Authors and founder of the Hill-Tops Art Centre based in Minna, Niger state. He is also a facilitator of numerous literary initiatives. In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, he discusses his new initiative, Nigerian Festival of Teen Artists (NIFESTEENA), scheduled to hold in Kaduna state.   […]

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I started writing at 5-Girl20 Ambassador

Kate Ekanem, is a 24-year-old writer, girls’ rights activist and Founder, Kate Tales Foundation with lots of written works to her name. In this Interview with ENE OSANG she discusses her love for writing and the plight of the Nigerian girl-child.   What kind of books do you write and where do you get your […]

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Vanity publishing is to authors as a prostitute is to love – Prof. Okpoko

Professor John Okpoko is a Mass Communication scholar, who has taught book publishing in many Nigerian universities for years. In his book titled “Understanding Book Publishing, he reveals different genres of book publishing and their peculiarities. Excepts below Generally, there are three kinds of publishing arrangements commonly in the practice today. They are: Corporate publishing, […]

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Nigeria: A new history of a turbulent century

Author: Richard Bourne Reviewer: Olutayo C. Adesina Publisher: Zed Books Pages: 353 Year: 2015 Since its founding in 1914, Nigeria has not ceased to confound a plethora of observers, commentators, political pundits and students of history and politics. Nigeria became ‘One’ country in 1914. But what did this mean for the disparate ethnic groups populating […]

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How to become a successful poet

By Alison Feeney-Hart 1. Let your subject find you My parents were not writers and they didn’t really read very much either. My Dad once told me he had only read half a book in his life. I had a wonderful English teacher called Peter Way. He walked straight into my head, turned all the […]

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How to self-publish a book in Nigeria

  This is a story I had wanted to tell a long while ago, but events after my first book publication since 2010 had hindered it. I even tried to tell it at my 2012 book launch, but the book review had usurped the time for that. I have been able to tell it to […]

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I found myself through writing –Joe Akagu

Joe Akagu is a writer with many publications to his credit. Akagu, who started writing at a very young age, alongside two others started the Early Readers Book Club, aimed at inspiring reading culture in young people. In this interview Abdulrahman Zakariyau, he speaks on his writings, the book club among others. Can you give […]

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A review of oil pollution law and governance in Nigeria

  By: Irekpitan Okukpon Title: Oil Pollution Law and Governance in Nigeria Author: Kayode Oyende Publisher: Stirling Horden, Date: July, 2017. Number of Pages: 355 Oil pollution is regarded as a very sensitive issue for two main reasons. First, oil plays a key role in sustaining the economy of various nations in the world, including […]

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Poetry can be used to correct ills of society –Prince HTO

Abdulhafeez Taiye Oyewole is popularly known as, Prince HTO. He is a poet, who is passionate about poetry and a social scientist who specialises in development communication. In this interview with Abdulrahman Zakariyau, the Kwara-born poet explained how poems can be used to proffer solution to the ills of the society. How did you start […]

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Tragic portrait of the girl-child in northern Nigeria

  TITLE: Habiba AUTHOR: Razinat T. Mohammed PUBLISHERS: Kraft Books Limited (Ibadan) YEAR: 2013 PAGES: 175 ISBN: 978-978-918-125-4 The age-long concern for the plight of the woman has found expressions in various fields of human endeavour, especially the arts. Quite a number of literary productions have been inspired by the global interest in redefining the […]

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Speculative fiction gives lie to pigeonholing of African writers – Aito

  Osemegbe Aito, who hails from Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, is the author of a speculative fiction: Petrichor. His work has appeared in Munyori Literary Journal, Brittle Paper, and Kalahari Review, among others. In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, Aito discusses his writing as well as compares African writers to their counterparts in the West. What […]

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How Halimafactor Initiative illuminated Gombe Day of Literature

The Gombe Day of Literature started in 2014 under the Halimafactor Community Initiative in collaboration with the Gombe State University, and the National Orientation Agency (NOA). It has since become an annual event. This year’s edition, which is the 4th in the series, was held at the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Gombe, and witnessed […]

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Review of Kabiru Abdullahi’s The Golden Girl of Galma

By Aliyu Kamal Title: The Golden Girl of Galma Author: Kabiru Abdullahi Year: 2017 Pages: 45 Publisher: Nigerian writers/children literature series Atine Dan Tanimu is a Princess. When she is old enough to get married, her father, the King, invites suitors to come, he asks her to choose one of them as her husband. When […]