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REPORT | Inside Nigerian Literature’s Sponsorship Problem and the Worsening Struggle Between Prizes and Defaulting Funders

AT THE START OF THE 2010s, a community of Nigerian poets had formed on Facebook, sharing links to poems, offering free critiques. Young and promising, they were in search of opportunities. In 2015, one of them, Samson Iruesiri Kukogho, registered Words, Rhymes & Rhythm, a publishing company operating from Ibadan, Lagos, and Abuja, meant to […]

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ANA President Denja Abdullahi Has Not Paid 18-Year-Old Student the N100,000 Prize Money He Won, Despite Months-Long Requests from Teachers

In October 2018, at the prize ceremony at Preston Hotel, Ikeja, 18-year-old Nigerian writer Ernest O. Ògúnyemí was announced winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) NECO/Teen Prize for Prose, for his 60-page collection of stories. The prize money was N100,000, and he had travelled from Abeokuta to Lagos to attend the event. He […]

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The Inaugural Minna Book and Arts Festival To Be Headlined by Zaynab Alkali, First Northern Nigerian Female Novelist in English

The inaugural Minna Book and Arts Festival will be held from 18-21 September in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. It is an initiative of AMAB Books & Publishing and The Arts-Muse Fair, both of which are headquartered in Minna and have jointly and separately organized a host of literary and arts events in the city. Themed “Northern […]

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Association of Nigerian Authors Breaks Silence on Sexual Molestation Allegations Against Chijioke Amu-nnadi

Nigerian poet Chijioke Amu-nnadi is currently trending on social media following allegations of sexual molestation. A group of young women, including Miracle Adebayo and Mary Ajayi who are both writers, have come forward in the last few days, claiming that Mr. Amu-nnadi made aggressive and unwanted sexual advances. [Click here if you missed it.] Given Amu-nnadi’s long-standing […]

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Some Exclusive Details on EC Osondu’s New Novel When the Sky is Ready the Stars Will Appear

EC Osondu's New Novel When the Sky is Ready the Stars Will Appear

Nigerian author E C Osondu has a new novel on the way, and we have some exclusive details on the synopsis […]

Nwando Achebe’s New Book Celebrates Centuries of Female Power in Africa

Nwando Achebe's New Book Celebrates Centuries of Female Power in Africa

A new book by renowned historian Nwando Achebe traces a history of African women in power. Female Monarchs and Merchant […]

My Memories Are of Flowers | Sodiq Oyekanmi | Poetry

My Memories Are of Flowers _ Sodiq Oyekanmi _ Poetry

to the tome of memories tonight I revisit opening pages of the past like a writer editing a dusty manuscript, […]

Umbrella | Meredith Chiwenkpe Asuru | Fiction

Umbrella _ Meredith Chiwenkpe Asuru _ Fiction (1)

  “Are you coming in or not?” she asked in a seductive tone, three fingers raised slightly above her neck. […]

Nnedi Okorafor’s LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic

Nnedi Okorafor's LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic (3)

Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor is on a roll! Barely two weeks since bagging an Eisner Award, Okarafor wins the coveted Hugo […]

Ugandan Novelist Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Celebrated Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi is on the longlist of the 2020 Edge Hill Short Story Prize for her debut […]

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