The judges described Jowhor Ile as a writer who understands that the things left unsaid can be as important as the things that are said. I agree with them, wholeheartedly.
Jowhor Ile is the First Nigerian to win the Etisalat Prize for Literature!
And After Many Days marks different eras of Nigeria’s history, through the pulse of the events that the Utu family encounters, the serenity of village life from over a decade ago, descriptions of post military era Port Harcourt, and more
In Norway, the National Library is considered a custodian of both the past and the future. The Oslo library, whose four wings were built over the course of more than a century in architectural styles that both clash with and complement one another, is a symbol of a country not just accepting of the march of modernity, but in full embrace of it
The 2017 Caine Prize shortlist has been announced and this year's shortlist is as exciting as it is surprising
Binti’s spirited ambition sees her breaking stereotypes and charting a new perspective not always familiar to her kind.
Sefi Atta paints Lagos with mesmerising hilarity and astute details. You will recognise this Lagos, that sweet rot that never decays. In talking about the kind of customary relationship that is often found within this corrupt middle class, this will entertain you...
Congratulations to Oriogun!
But hate is not all there is to Yewande Omotosos The Woman Next Door as there is also the question of race and of family, and all the baggage all humans come with because of social conditioning.
Helen Oyeyemi writes about love in a subtle manner. Perhaps, this is one of the attracting points in the collection. Love is humanity. And the collection seeks a way to humanise life’s many mishmashes. Like in life, love in this collection is a bargaining chip.
This is a huge feat for the prolific writer Nnedi Okafor who won both the 2016 Nebula Award and 2016 Hugo Award.
The winners will be announced at the Ake Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria in November 2017.
This year’s six shortlisted books include one debut novelist (Ayomide Adebayo) and one previous winner of the Prize.
The conversation, which will run from 4pm to 7pm, will begin with an open mic session of poetry and prose readings.
Iromuanya’s writing is not just words strewn together but the brush strokes of an artist bringing words to life, painting moving pictures with suspense, irony, satire and more
Four Nigerians made the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize Shortlist.
Truth be told, I would have been nonplussed if this book did not make the Etisalat Prize Shortlist of three mainly due to its superb narrative technique and uniqueness of themes.
Ayobami Adebayo's Stay With Me is one of only three debut novels, and Yewande Omotoso's The Woman Next Door is one of the four second novels, making an appearance on the longlist.
Chimamanda Adichie has a new book out today- "Dear Ijeawele: A Feminist Manifesto in 15 Suggestions", and Nikolas Kristof interviews her live on Facebook; for the first time.
Dear organisers of Nigerian Writers’ Awards, you do an awesome job for seeking to promote Nigerian writing through these awards. But I have a few questions.