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CORA’s Sixth Book Trek, Tomorrow, at Quintessence

Committee for Relevant Art, CORA is pleased to invite you to its SIXTH Book Trek in 2019, which is its Fourth at Quintessence Gallery in the year. Tomorrow, Saturday, July 20, 2019, we’d be hosting the author Dele Farotimi, to a reading of Do Not Die in Their War  The event runs from 2.30pm to 5pm and will be very […]

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CORA’s Sixth Book Trek, This Saturday, at Quintessence

Committee for Relevant Art, CORA is pleased to invite you to its SIXTH Book Trek in 2019, which is its Fourth at Quintessence Gallery in the year. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, we’d be hosting the author Dele Farotimi, to a reading of Do Not Die in Their War. The event runs from 2.30pm to 5pm […]

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CORA’s Fifth Book Trek, This Afternoon, at Patabah

CORA is pleased to have you join us at a Book Reading at Patabah Bookstore in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria, this afternoon, Tuesday July 16, 2019. It’s our second BookTrek at this quaint store and our fifth BookTrek in the year. Time is 4pm John Oseo Omuruan’s My Campus Cult Diary, a front row account of […]

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Leslie’s Skinned is the 2019 Caine Winner

Leslie Nneka Arimah is the winner of the Caine Prize for an African short story. She won the trophy with the work: Skinned, a story which envisions a society in which young girls are ceremonially ‘uncovered’ and must marry in order to regain the right to be clothed. Arimah’s unsettling tale of bodily autonomy and […]

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Osundare: The Poetry Feast Reaches Calabar on Monday

The fifth edition of the Niyi Osundare International Poetry Festival (NOIPOFEST) starts in the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Calabar, on Monday July 15. The first of the annual feast of words to venture outside the southwest of Nigeria, it would be formally opened with a key note address by the Harvard Professor Biodun Jeyifo, whose […]

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JAGAGBA On Tour, Starts At Muson

JAGAGBA, a drama of palace intrigues, begins a tour of performances at the Muson Centre in Lagos on the July 19 to 21 weekend. Curtains on the first show open at 7pm, Friday July 19. The winning entryinthis year’s edition of the Beeta Playwright competition, written by Abdul-Qudus Ibrahim, JAGAGBA is a take on leadership […]

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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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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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