Of Ingenuity & Surprises at the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016 Award Ceremony

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 Emerges Winner of 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature with ‘And After Many Days

Jowhor Ile is the First Nigerian to win the Etisalat Prize for Literature!

Book Review – Coming of Age in Jowhor Ile’s And After Many Days

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

A Tale of Two National Libraries: Norway and Nigeria Come Together

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

Caine Prize 2017 Shortlist – Nigerian Writers Dominate Again

The 2017 Caine Prize shortlist has been announced and this year's shortlist is as exciting as it is surprising

Book Review: Exploring Identity & Trans-Culturation in Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘Binti’

Binti’s spirited ambition sees her breaking stereotypes and charting a new perspective not always familiar to her kind.

Book Review: Women as Centre of Discourse in Sefi Atta’s ‘A Bit of Difference’

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...

Book Review: Racism and Social Conditioning in Yewande Omotoso’s The Woman Next Door

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.

Book Review: ‘What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours’ by Helen Oyeyemi

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.

#OperationBlueMilk: Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor is Writing the Next ‘Star Wars’ Book!

This is a huge feat for the prolific writer Nnedi Okafor who won both the 2016 Nebula Award and 2016 Hugo Award.

Shortlist for the First NOMMO Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans Announced

The winners will be announced at the Ake Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria in November 2017. 

Nigeria’s Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ Makes Bailey’s Prize Shortlist 2017 With Her Debut, ‘Stay With Me’!

This year’s six shortlisted books include one debut novelist (Ayomide Adebayo) and one previous winner of the Prize.

In Conversation With ‘The Carnivorous City’ – Toni Kan Goes to Unilag

The conversation, which will run from 4pm to 7pm, will begin with an open mic session of poetry and prose readings.

Of Pastures Not so Green: A Review of Julie Iromuanya’s Mr. and Mrs. Doctor

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

4 Nigerians Make the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize Shortlist

Four Nigerians made the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize Shortlist.

Review: The Seed Thief by Jacqui L’Ange – A Green Journey Motif

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.

2 Nigerians Longlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

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 Talks New Book -‘Dear Ijeawele’, More on Her First Facebook Live Interview

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.

Where Were the Writers at the Nigerian Writers’ Awards Ceremony?

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.