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.
Genevieve, the world cares. Even Etisalat with its popularity contest turned Prize for Flash Fiction is seeking quality and creativity. Plus, the great Pa for all of his “write, just write” is not yet a Linda Ikeji.
Nwapa is known for challenging the representation of women in fiction with her writing of complex female characters, her work in reconstructing post-war Nigeria, and for her work in publishing.
In late April we are fighting too much. He kisses a black girl with a south London accent right in front of me and tells me the mere fact that he did it right in front of me should tell me it means nothing.
The panel was meant to select the top three entries out of which a winner will be announced at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Award Ceremony which holds in March 2017.
Applications not following the rules will automatically be disqualified. The working language of the workshop is English
2016 was quite the eventful year for literature, we take a glance at some highlights as well as a look at authors we look forward to in 2017
Jacqui L’Ange (The Seed Thief), Jowhor Ile (And After Many Days) ,Julie Iromuanya (Mr & Mrs Doctor) make the shortlist of the Etisalat literature prize 2016
To remain untouched by the stories spun in this narrative of one score poems, was to be insensate. And there were no robots in the audience that night.
And not only did she meet Oprah, the entertainment guru included her in the prestigious Super Soul 100 list of people from around the world.
The panel will be chaired by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, award winning author, poet and editor.
'The kind of writing that, I really like, the kind that I want to do, is one that is both concerned with the character in the narrative and where (location) the character is, because I think that's important. Writing about a place gives you the politics of the place.'
Title: Route 234 Publisher: Homestead Media Year: 2016 Pages: 212 Reviewer: Socrates Mbamalu Travel writing is probably one of the most unexplored forms of writing in the Nigerian literary scene,...
'There is a striking integrity in Umar Turaki’s story-telling -- and in Umar himself, by the way.' - Chimamanda Adichie
Of the twenty-two names, eleven are from Nigeria, four from South Africa, two each from Somalia and Kenya, and one each from Gambia, Ghana, and Zimbabwe