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‘Poor access to books limits literary conversation’

Denja Abdullahi is the president of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). His play, Death and the King’s Grey Hair, a metaphorical piece on tenured, monarchical leadership in an ancient African society, is one of the three drama pieces shortlisted for The Nigeria Prize for Literature Prize 2018. The prize is worth… Click here to read […]

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The Underground Railroad

The historic Underground Railroad of America which made legends of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass was not located underground nor was it a railroad. Click here to read the full article ______________________________________ Please Share Our Article On Social Media

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Good reads to go “Ah!” over

The Diary of a Bookseller, published last year, is a diary of a year in the life of a secondhand bookshop in Scotland’s Wigtown, written by its proprietor Shaun Bythell. Wigtown is Bythell’s home town and, aged about 30 and jobless, he goes to visit his parents to discover the bookshop is for sale. He tells […]

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Ofeimun, Kate Henshaw, Headline The LABAF Weekend

By Collette Njabulo The poet Odia Ofeimun and the actress Kate Henshaw are, beginning from today,  headlining the events of the weekend segment of the ongoing Lagos Book and Art Festival, which has been running since Monday, November 5. The busy weekend of this 20th edition of the “culture picnic” starts with the Book in […]

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The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist announced

The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist was announced on October 25, 2018. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live The Short Story! is a competition set up by South African based Black Letter Media which involves a short story call out and prize followed by an anthology. Previous winners […]

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Moghalu: Turning The Rhetoric Into Targets

A review of Kingsley Moghalu’s Build, Innovate & Grow By Dipo Ogunbiyi I had first known of Kingsley Moghalu during his time as a Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria, and then again when he was thrust into limelight because of his presidential ambition. In truth, I was excited about Mr. Moghalu’s aspirations […]

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Kate Henshaw To Headine LABAF With The Book In My Life

The actress Kate Henshaw will be taking the stage at the Lagos Book and Art Festival, on Friday, November 9, to talk about her life’s journey with The Book. She will be effectively declaring open a core segment of the Festival: the Kiddies’ programme, featuring 300 students from over seven secondary schools. The Book in […]

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Tony Attah, Taofik Adegbite, This Evening, on the Joy of Reading

Tony Attah, Managing Director of the Nigerian LNG Limited will be on a Panel with Taofik Adegbite, CEO, of Marine Platforms, This Evening, November 7, 2018, to converse around the Joy Of Reading at the Lagos Book and Art Festival. They will both be engaged by Reuben Abati, former spokesperson of the Nigerian Presidency. They […]

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Booker judges shouldn’t blame editors for overlong novels

Authors take the credit when their books win prizes, and it should be admitted that they are also responsible for their failings. Every year, there is a controversy at the Man Booker prize; this year, it is all about the work of editors. Or rather, the supposed lack of work that editors are doing…to read […]

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Teen’s desperate flight through the bush is gritty, brilliant reading

The Shepherd’s Hut, by Tim Winton (Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin) shepherd’s hutJaxie Clackton is 15 and a survivor of his father’s inexorable fists. He lives in a small town in Western Australia where his father is the butcher. His mother is recently dead, but didn’t do much to protect Jaxie when she was alive. Click here […]

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