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.

Book Review: Technology and Government in Shadreck Chikoti’s ‘Azotus the Kingdom’

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 Comes to Nigeria: The TV Goddess is Making Luvvie Ajayi’s Book into a...

Shonda Rhimes is helping Luvvie Ajayi build her empire.

Book Review: ‘Shadows’ by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

With many underlying meanings and stories touching on characters so real, Novuyo has written nothing short of a beautiful book.

Award-Winning Writer, Buchi Emecheta, Dies at 72

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).

Book Review: The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan – Crime Fiction or Guided Tour of...

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.


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