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Igbo Language Is Officially A Course Of Study At Oxford University

April 19, 2022

People around the globe can now learn the Igbo Language at the University of Oxford Renowned global institute of learning, the University of Oxford, England, has for the first time in its 926-year history, introduced the Nigerian Igbo language as a course of study. Igbo Language which is mainly spoken by the Igbo people of … Continue reading Igbo Language Is Officially A Course Of Study At Oxford University

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Literature

Nigeria’s Sheikh Al-Fulani Wins International Prize For Arabic Literature

April 19, 2022

  High profile Nigerian Arabic literary writer, Sheikh Yahaya Abdul Rahman Al-Fulani, has emerged winner of the best Arabic literary writer award for the 2021 Egyptian Hamsat for Arts and Literature. Read more about Literature Sheikh Al-Fulani has produced over 30 Arabic literary works, cutting across novels, poems, history, book reviews, rhetorics and criticism. The … Continue reading Nigeria’s Sheikh Al-Fulani Wins International Prize For Arabic Literature

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Literature Men Personality

Men You Should Know: Ogaga Ifowodo

April 19, 2022

  Ogaga Ifowodo was born on May 14, 1966, in Oleh, Delta State of Nigeria. He attended Federal Government College, Warri, for his secondary education. He studied law at the University of Benin (Nigeria) from where he obtained an LL.B in 1989. He was called to the bar in 1991 and has worked for many … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ogaga Ifowodo

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Books Literature

Nigerian Books To Read In 2021

April 19, 2022

  As we continue to launch, quicker and quicker, into the year 2021, a lot should be added into our to-do list for the new year, and book reading should be on our list. The greatest of secrets are hidden in the pages of books, especially unsuspecting books. To this effect, we have curated a … Continue reading Nigerian Books To Read In 2021

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Books Literature Top 10

Top 10 Nigerian Books In 2020

April 19, 2022

  In no particular order, we present to you top 10 books published in the year 2020 by Nigerian authors, old and young. This is in recognition of their tenacity, skill, artistry and level-headedness in the face of a very tough year for creatives. Read more about Literature Chronicles Of The Happiest People On Earth … Continue reading Top 10 Nigerian Books In 2020

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Literature Top 10

Top 10 Nigerian Authors In 2020

April 19, 2022

In a year that greatly affected the mentality of so many through the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, Nigerians found a way to thrive and make the society seem normal. One group, Nigerian writers, were not to be left out.  Every year, they have thrived both at home and on the world stage and 2020 was … Continue reading Top 10 Nigerian Authors In 2020

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BUSINESS Literature

The Rookie Entrepreneur By Funke Medun

April 19, 2022

  “The Rookie Entrepreneur” by Funke Medun is finally here. This is an exciting and relatable simple story with practical guides on starting and running a sustainable business. This book has been written to entertain and educate simultaneously. The Rookie Entrepreneur takes a look at the life of Nneka Badejo, a fictional character, who once … Continue reading The Rookie Entrepreneur By Funke Medun

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Literature

Chimamanda Grabs Winner Of Winners Prize For Fiction

April 19, 2022

  After thirteen years of winning the Women’s Prize For Fiction (then known as the Orange Prize For Literature), foremost Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has won the Prize’s Winner of Winners award. The award set out to celebrate the prize’s 25 years history saw Chimamanda emerge from the list of the 25 previous winners … Continue reading Chimamanda Grabs Winner Of Winners Prize For Fiction

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Literature

Chimamanda Releases First Fiction Work In Seven Years

April 19, 2022

  After seven years of wait, high profile writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, finally decided to thrill her fans with a fiction work titled ‘’Zikora.’’ Since 2013 when Chimamanda released ‘’Americanah,’’ she has had nothing on fiction for her readers, rather, she has been giving them readings and special discussions on her Instagram page to help … Continue reading Chimamanda Releases First Fiction Work In Seven Years

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Arts Literature Nigeria

#EndSARS: Creativity in Support of the Protest

April 19, 2022

The #EndSARS movement has baffled the world. During the two weeks of active peaceful protests, we saw creative content like never before. As Nigerians evaluate whether the protests were worth it or not, we want to share the beauty of creativity displayed during those weeks. Read more about #EndSARS Photography Nigerian photographers shined through amazing … Continue reading #EndSARS: Creativity in Support of the Protest

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Books Literature Reviews

Troubled Horizon: Through A Woman’s Eyes

April 19, 2022

By Ann Esievoadje Publisher: Pulchra Publishing, 2019 Page: 43 ISBN: 978-978-973-043-8 Troubled Horizon is a fictional collection of short stories written by Ann Esievoadje, the author of The Quilt. As the title suggests, it is a book that highlights through storytelling, the travails of human beings. The uncertainties of life are put to paper by … Continue reading Troubled Horizon: Through A Woman’s Eyes

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Books Literature

The Quilt: An Instructional Manual

April 19, 2022

  By Ann Esievoadje 2013 Pages: 147 ‘The Quilt’ is a collection of short stories (fiction and drama) written by Ann Esievoadje. The stories were well crafted with humanity in view. It touched vital parts of the human existence; from spirituality to the mundane aspects of man. Every story is relatable because they convey the … Continue reading The Quilt: An Instructional Manual

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Women You Should Know: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

April 19, 2022

  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, was born, September 15, 1977, in Enugu, Nigeria. The Nigerian author is one whose work has drawn extensively on the Nigeria-Biafra war of the late 1960s. Background and Education Adichie was born in the city of Enugu in Nigeria and grew up as the fifth of six children in an Igbo … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Literature

Some Great Bookshops In Nigeria To Check Out For Literature

April 19, 2022

  If there is something the average Nigerian is not interested in, it is a book. Most Nigerians only read books for exams. But as it is often said, Readers are Leaders. And even though digital and e-books are taking over hard copies, some readers are ardent lovers of hard copies. Below is a list … Continue reading Some Great Bookshops In Nigeria To Check Out For Literature

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Literature

The Lagos International Poetry Festival Is Set To Hold

April 19, 2022

  The 2020 Lagos International Poetry Festival (LIPFEST) is set to take place from October 1st to November 1st, 2020. This year’s edition will be the first wholly virtual festival, presenting the opportunity for greater reach and participation. It will centre on the realities that have unfolded before us during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the … Continue reading The Lagos International Poetry Festival Is Set To Hold

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Books Literature

Yellow: The Complexities Of Life

April 19, 2022

Yellow is a collection of short stories. The title is significant in itself. Yellow signifies brightness, hope, and sunshine on one hand, and cowardice, caution, deceit, and jealousy on the other hand. These significance are well represented in the book. Read more about Book Review This is a compilation of fourteen short stories, with engaging … Continue reading Yellow: The Complexities Of Life

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Books Literature

The Nigerian Reality In Loving Gladys

April 19, 2022

Nigeria as a subject matter is inexhaustible and forms part of our daily ritual. Loving Gladys is an anthology of poetry and short stories that conveys everyday Nigerian subject matters. It takes the reader on a ride through the streets of the Nigerian reality, and with good use of imagery, it exposes the circumstances that … Continue reading The Nigerian Reality In Loving Gladys

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Entertainment Literature

Another Nnedi Okorafor Book, ‘Binti’, Is Coming to TV

April 19, 2022

Unfortunately, if you’re in Nigeria, it won’t exactly be coming to a television near you. Binti, a multiple award-winning science fiction novella by Nnedi Okorafor, will be adapted for screen and will premiere on the U.S based platform, Hulu. Hulu is an on-demand subscription video service owned by Walt Disney, and is currently only available … Continue reading Another Nnedi Okorafor Book, ‘Binti’, Is Coming to TV

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Literature

Molara Wood, Appointed Ouida Books New Chief Editor

April 19, 2022

Renowned Nigerian writer, journalist, critic, and editor, Molara Wood, has been appointed the new Chief Editor of popular publishing press Ouida Books alongside its One Read initiative. Founded by popular Nigerian novelist and director of Ake Festival, Lola Shoneyin, in 2016, and based in Lagos State, Ouida Books is notable for publishing books from some … Continue reading Molara Wood, Appointed Ouida Books New Chief Editor

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Books EDUCATION Literature Press Release

Long-list for the Nigeria Prize for Literature

April 19, 2022

The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature announced the long-list of 11 drawn from 173 books, for the 2019 edition of the prize over a month ago. All 11 long-listed authors are in the running for winning the cash prize of $100,000 (₦36,200,000) The 11 books on the long list of 11, in … Continue reading Long-list for the Nigeria Prize for Literature

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Literature

Nigerian Writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Wins The 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing

April 19, 2022

Without a doubt, Nigeria has produced some of the finest writers the globe has ever seen. Names like Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and a host of other Nigerian writers ring a bell in the literary world. Most of these writers have won numerous awards and are globally recognised. Nigerian writers have not … Continue reading Nigerian Writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Wins The 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing

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Literature

World Poetry Day: Five Nigerian Poets

April 19, 2022

21st March is World Poetry Day. Its purpose, according to the 1999 UNESCO declaration, is to promote the reading, writing, publishing, and teaching of poetry throughout the world. What better way to celebrate the day than to celebrate some of the most famous Nigerian poets? Ben Okri Ben Okri is a Nigerian poet and writer, … Continue reading World Poetry Day: Five Nigerian Poets

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Books Literature

“Children Of Blood And Bone” Gets Nigerian Director

April 19, 2022

45-year-old Rick Famuyiwa, a Nigerian-American film director, producer, and screenwriter has been contracted to direct the Fox 2000 adaptation of 2018 best selling fantasy novel, “Children of Blood and Bone.” Famuyiwa has been active in Hollywood since 1999 and has worked on films like the 1999 “The Wood”, “Brown Sugar” released in 2002, “Talk To … Continue reading “Children Of Blood And Bone” Gets Nigerian Director

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Literature

Chimamanda Adichie Hosts Michelle Obama For A Q&A Session In London

April 19, 2022

Nigerian novelist and writer of short stories, Chimamanda Adichie, hosted the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, for a Q&A session at the Royal Festival Hall in London, on Monday evening. The event, which was already sold out about half an hour after it was announced, is part of Michelle’s tour to … Continue reading Chimamanda Adichie Hosts Michelle Obama For A Q&A Session In London

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Recap – LIPFEST 2018: Conversations From ‘Finding Home’

April 19, 2022

Many arguments exist and still persist about why there is not the proliferation of poetry in mainstream entertainment in Nigeria, and while some views hold that Nigerians just do not appreciate the form of art, a handful of Nigeria’s finest exports in Performance Poetry gathered to engage the debate by simply practicing their art under … Continue reading Recap – LIPFEST 2018: Conversations From ‘Finding Home’

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Literature

CORA Book Trek

April 19, 2022

An evening of rousing book readings, conversations, poems and good music — the CORA Book Trek took center stage at the British Council, Ikoyi Lagos, on Monday, November 5, 2018 and was totally phenomenal. This time of year is the season for art lovers across the country and Africa in general. With events like the Lagos … Continue reading CORA Book Trek

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Literature

Why You Should Write A Book

April 19, 2022

If you’re a reader, you already know how important books are, but what about writing your own? If you haven’t given it much thought, or you’re just not convinced yet that it’s necessary, consider these reasons why you should write a book: You will grow. This will come about partly because writing a book will … Continue reading Why You Should Write A Book

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Literature

Emeka Okereke Conferred France’s Knight Of The Order Of Arts And Letters

April 19, 2022

Another admirable Nigerian, Emeka Okereke, has been added to the long list of esteemed Nigerians who do our great nation proud everyday. Okereke, a Nigerian photographer, filmmaker, writer, and visual artist, was on 27th of October 2018 conferred France’s respected insignia of Chevalier De l’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres (Knight of the Order of … Continue reading Emeka Okereke Conferred France’s Knight Of The Order Of Arts And Letters

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Literature

10 Questions for Sally Kenneth Dadzie, Okadabooks Bestselling Author

April 19, 2022

Okada Books bestselling author, Sally Kenneth Dadzie, who is also an editor, holds a BSc in Sociology and recently signed a publishing deal with CSS Bookshops Limited. Joy Ehonwa had 10 questions for her.   CN: When did you decide you were going to become a writer? Probably eight years ago. But I’d started writing … Continue reading 10 Questions for Sally Kenneth Dadzie, Okadabooks Bestselling Author

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BUSINESS Literature

SME Spotlight: TheBookDealerNG

April 19, 2022

Mariam Sule-Izuagbe is a writer and aspiring teacher. She was a Writer-in-Residence at the Ebedi International Writers Residency, and her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Ake Review, Brittle Paper, Ebedi Review, Arts and Africa, ITCH Creative Journal, and Litro Magazine UK. Clearly a lover of books, she talks to Connect Nigeria about her … Continue reading SME Spotlight: TheBookDealerNG

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