Nigeria’s Kehinde Wiley to paint Obama’s official portrait
Wiley, a hip-hop portraitist, is known for lush, larger-than-life portraits.
Nigerian painter awarded $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant”
Chimamanda Adichie received the grant in 2008.
Former journalist wins NLNG $100,000 literature prize
Nearly 200 entries were received this year.
Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature
Mr. Ishiguro has written eight books, which have been translated into over 40 languages.
Five winners emerge in Ecuador-Nigeria writing contest
The winners are to be published in a bilingual publication (English and Spanish).
Memory and Trauma In Ogaga Ifowodo’s “A Good Mourning”
The collection is, indeed, unputdownable in all its lyrical and artisitic grace.
BuzzFeed Announces 2018 Emerging Writers $14,000 Fellowship
Winners will benefit from career mentorship, editorial guidance and financial support.
Abuja writers host Henry Akubuiro, Mike Ekunno In monthly reading session
The Guest Writer Session also features music and a raffle-draw for books.
Prolific writer Oyeyemi shortlisted for BBC short story award
The winner will be announced on 3 October.
French, German cultural missions organise training for Nigerian film animators
Two workshops on film animation will hold Sept 24-Oct 8 in Lagos and Abuja
Documentation, preservation, key challenges to Hausa Literature – Professor Furniss
The Briton spent five decades studying and teaching Hausa literature.
BOOK REVIEW: Wizards dethrone world’s highest-paid author
Here, we review the 2017 Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid authors
Soyinka, Scholars, Others For Christopher Okigbo’s 50th Posthumous Celebration
Okigbo isacknowledged as an outstanding post-colonial African poet.
An Unbending Hope: Mark Nwagwu’s “I am Kagara” and the Nigerian Project
Nwagwu’s book could be easily renamed, “I am Nigeria”.
Nigerian writer Gimba Kakanda selected for prestigious Iowa Writing Program
He will be participating alongside 25 other writers from across the world.
As Business Meets Literature: Would the Affection Endure?
Big business is what Nigerian and African writers need to flourish, to blossom, considering the economic circumstances they find themselves in.
Engaging With D.O. Fagunwa’s ‘Writing Into Being’ of the Terrifying Wild
For Fagunwa, there is no possibility of textual closure..
Nigeria to rebuild World Heritage Site destroyed by Boko Haram
The Sukur world heritage site was destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014.
BOOK REVIEW: Samuel Ladoke Akintola (SLA): A Warrior Enslaved by History, By Festus Adedayo
This is an interesting review of Femi Kehinde’s “Samuel Ladoke Akintola: A Biography and Postscript”.
Art exhibition to raise awareness on Hepatisis B holds in Abuja
“We are convinced that we can positively use art to sensitize people to social issues.”
INTERVIEW: My writing, my books and my Nigerian tour — Author Okey Ndibe
The writer speaks about his work and his book tour of Nigeria