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.
This story shows the evolution of a man’s mind. The first timid steps towards enlightenment when he starts questioning himself, his ideals, his environment and every other thing he has hitherto taken for granted.
Shonda Rhimes is helping Luvvie Ajayi build her empire.
The widely travelled author and mother of five won numerous international awards including Best Black British Writer (1978), Jock Campbell Award for the New Statesman (1979), One of Granta’s Best of the Young British Novelists (1983) and an Order of the British Empire (1985).
Toni Kan touches on everything possible in Lagos, from corrupt policemen to fraudsters and so on, and then you realise that what you are reading in The Carnivorous City can as well be a brief history of Lagos.