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Literature Isn’t Always Popular Culture | Interview with Tade Ipadeola | By Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún

Mr. Tádé Ìpàdéọlá is a barrister at law, writer, and poet. His latest poetry volume, The Sahara Testaments, won the 2013 Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by the NLNG. It was the last time, until last week Monday, that the poetry prize was awarded. In 2009, he won the Delphic Laurel in Poetry for his […]

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NLNG Prize-shortlisted Playwright Jude Idada Accuses Nollywood Actress Omoni Oboli of Stealing His Script

The ANA Prize-winning playwright Jude Idada, whose Oduduwa, King of the Edos was shortlisted for the 2014 NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature, has accused Nollywood star actress Omoni Oboli of stealing his script for use in her new film, Okafor’s Law. The accusation, which first surfaced in September of 2016, gained traction this year and […]

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The Dearth of Literary Criticism and the NLNG Prize For Literature | Bura-Bari Nwilo

Three novels were shortlisted for the 2016 NLNG Prize for Literature. These novels are Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John, Season of Crimson Blossom by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, and Night Dancer by Chika Unigwe. Abubakar’s book won. In the days that followed, save for the controversial 2016 Nobel Laureate in Literature, the media was friendly with Abubakar. […]

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Let Me Tell You About Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s “Useless” Book | by Toni Kan

“It means a lot, not just for me but every person who has ever believed, to every writer who is struggling and working hard to tell a story, and to the publishers who take risks on our works because they have faith. I am honoured to have shared the podium with these two amazing writers […]

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Two Announcements Later, Chika Unigwe Brightens Our 2016

2016 has been a rather dark and gloomy year, to say the least. Tragic news of loss and violence seems to be the mainstay of our social media timelines. While it is important to pay attention to these unfortunate happenings around the world and to canvass for change, we also want to hold on to happy news when […]

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Obafemi Awolowo University Alumni Collaborate on Poetry/Photography Project

Whenever I find a cool literary project, I love sharing it with you guys. Here is  “Sandstorms in June,” a poetry and photography collection put together by a group of 7 OAU alumni. The project comes at the recommendation of no other than Tade Ipadeola, author of The Sahara Testaments and winner of the 2013 NLNG […]

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The Guardian UK Criticized for Headline Calling Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker Prize-winning Novel Obscure

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Right after Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood were announced joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, the UK’s […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Joint Win of the Booker Prize, with Margaret Atwood, Makes Her the First Black Woman & Second Nigerian to Receive the Honour

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The Nigerian-British novelist Bernardine Evaristo has been awarded the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, […]

The Queen of Dahomey: Episode Three | The Witches of Auchi Series | Anthony Azekwoh

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There was an old woman with a ragged scar on her cheek who lived alone on the outskirts of Dahomey. […]

Befeqadu Hailu, Ethiopian Writer-Activist & Co-founder of Zone 9 Blog, Named 2019 International Writer of Courage

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Befeqadu Hailu, the Ethiopian writer, activist, and co-founder of the Amharic-language human rights platform Zone 9 Blogging Collective, has been […]

Kalaf Epalanga, Angolan Author & Musician, Named Curator of the 2020 African Book Festival in Berlin

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The Angolan musician and author Kalaf Epalanga, who looks like the actor Mahershala Ali, has been announced as the curator […]

Addis Ababa Noir, Edited by Maaza Mengiste & Featuring Mahtem Shiferraw, Sulaiman Addonia, Linda Yohannes, Meron Hadero, Hannah Giorgis, Forthcoming in April 2020

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Each anthology in Akashic Books’ noir series is “set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city” and […]

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