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Three City ‘Parley’ For Soyinka at 85

By Damian Otu, Associate Editor, Bookartville.com The Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange, WSICE, which has marked the Nobel Laureate’s birthdays since 2009, will be running a number of programmes in three cities from July 12 to 15, to celebrate the iconic playwright’s 85th birthday. There will be performances of two of his plays, as well […]

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How do you face the world when your grandfather was Verwoerd?

Most whites with a modicum of sense will acknowledge that almost 30 years after apartheid began to be dismantled, they are still advantaged. And so are their children, even children born today. It’s what the often tiresome trade unionist and former city councillor Tony Ehrenreich correctly refers to as the apartheid generational advantage… Click here […]

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Rele Pushes the Contemps into A Bootcamp

Art Foundation, the capacity enabling arm of the Rele Gallery is taking its initiative of nurturing young Nigerian artists a notch higher. It will go continental. It will also have more rigour. In this, the programme’s fourth year, RAF is introducing the Young Contemporaries Bootcamp, an intense training programme for young artists and curators, that […]

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Campus Cults? A  Diary In Search of the Answer

Book review by Socrates Mbamalu At the Obafemi Awolowo University, once called the University of Ife and popularly referred to as Great Ife, every July 10 marks the day cultists struck the campus in 1999 and killed five students, including the General Secretary of the Students Union, George Iwilade’, a.k.a Afrika, after whom the Afrika […]

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Wawa: The Book, The Review And The Venue

In February of 2018 Wawa Book Review launched a Young Literary Critics Fellowship programme with a publicity tour of universities across five geopolitical zones of Nigeria. The idea was to provide some support as well as an opportunity for self-identified emerging writers to develop into world-class literary critics through a disciplined process of learning by […]

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Ake Wants Your Prose, Debola Talks Art, Ubong at the Shrine, Enigo’s Paintings at the Park and Teju Cole Comes to Town…

The Lagos City Arts Calendar, This Weekend, this month, and Beyond.. PAGES The Ake Arts and Book   is pleased to announce to the public A CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2019 edition of the journal called the Ake Review. These entries are in four folds which are: Prose, Poetry, Artwork and Bio. Submission, since Monday […]

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Q Leads Bariga Jam; Its Raining Drama at The Park, Ake Wants Your Prose and Umutu Hosts Jazz Party

The City Arts Calendar, This Weekend and… PAGES The Ake Arts and Book is pleased to announce to the public A CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2019 edition of the journal called the Ake Review. These entries are in four folds which are: Prose, Poetry, Artwork and Bio. Submission, since Monday JUNE 10, 2019 Deadline: Monday […]

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Prisoners of Jebs: Satire and the Clichés of History

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Prisoners of Jebs does not spare anybody or anything. In the finest tradition of satire, Saro-Wiwa does not spare himself. His dramatis personae make up a bewildering gallery. Figures of world-historical stature share a platform with puny potentates. Stock characters taken straight from Nigerian life jostle for a place alongside sheer monsters conjured […]

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It’s an All Female Season in Mid Year at Ebedi Residency

Four Female Writers from Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria, have arrived Iseyin, in Oyo State of Nigeria, for the June/July 2019 Ebedi Writers Residency Session. Bintou Sanneh is youth activist and budding novelist from The Gambia; Josephine Odura Attafuah, from  Ghana, is a published novelist working on her second book of fiction;  Oyindamola Rabiat Muhammed and […]

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André Brink biography may contain just a touch too much information

Reviewer: Vivien Horler The Love Song of André P Brink, by Leon de Kock (Jonathan Ball Publishers) LOVE SONG BRINK A three-and-a-half-year undertaking to produce a significant work on groundbreaking South African author André Brink has turned into a marketing nightmare for publishers Jonathan Ball.. Click here to read full article

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