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Not a total surprise

—Bulawayo’s win of first Etisalat African Book Prize:  NoViolet Bulawayo’s win of the first Etisalat African Book Prize which centres on fiction written by an African in any part of the world, did not come […]

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Kakadu… The musical (a story in song)

Cultural Centre-Calabar (2013) Cast: Tina Mba, Haji Bello, Benneth Ogbeiwe, Damilare Kuku, Zara Udifia, Bongolipso, Tom Godwin, Kemi Akindoju, Onyeka Fiaka. Playwright: Uche Nwokedi (SAN) Director: Kanayo Omo Reviewer: Ogunkoya, Ninilola Jennifer. Department of Theatre […]

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Spirituality in Poetry

Poetry is the language of the noble. It is the primary preserver of the essence of communication. Poetry gives differentiation from the ordinary to the extra-ordinary meaning of verbal communication. It is the classical language […]

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EL-KANEM……

Deep in the Sahel Across vast land, of shrubs and date Palm Herds of cattle raising a cloud of dust, As they cross to the Basin Sits a Dynasty. Evolved from a civilization Built upon […]

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Achebe’s lost country

In theory, this is a memoir, but the real subject is Nigeria, with Achebe as a bit player in a catastrophe. Students of Things Fall Apart, Achebe’s first and most famous novel about a village […]

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AWF hosts Abbah, Liam, Makut

Two writers and a singer/songwriter – Theophilus Abbah, Paul Liam and Christy Makut – will share the spotlight in the February 22 edition of the Abuja Writers’ Forum’s  Guest Writer Session at the Nanet Suites, […]

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Artistry of Time in Creation

Time is the canvas on which life is painted; it is immortal, perfect and colourless.  In civilisations past, time was a central character in their build, degeneration and demise, therefore, the painter, the writer and […]

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Creativity and creative weirdness

S. K. Mangal, in his book of Advanced Educational Psychology (second edition), 2008, came up with a number of scholars with their different opinions of what creativity contains in humans: Bartlett (1958) sees creativity as […]

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Nature

A houseful of people Dancing, winning and dinning But how long would these last A week, months or years Why moon not stagnant like pond? Lightening can be so frightening But its light is colourful! […]