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CALENDAR: ARTIST TALK At Rele, OBSESSION At Jazzhole, Etc

ARTIST TALK Rele Gallery Presents A conversation around visual art Featuring Sejiro Avoseh, Dipo Doherty and Ayobola Kekere -Ekun at Rele Gallery, 5, Military Street, Onikan Thursday July 19th, @4pm   EXHIBITIONS Sejiro Continues At Rele When We Are Not What We Are— Art exhibition, by Sejiro Avoseh at the Rele Gallery, Military Street, Onikan. […]

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For the Muse of Our Predicament

A Poem – A Song – A Celebration – For J. P. Clark   Was it from Ozidi that the saga began, That meandered through our creeks and surged and ran, Bearing on its currents The Raft that was tossed By the brackish waters of a Delta we lost To the oil rigs that are […]

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What’s a soldier to do when the war is over? Head to Baghdad, of course

Neil Reynolds describes himself as “a military man through and through”. In 1980 he was called up for national service and after basic training was posted to what was known as the “operational area” in Namibia.     Read the full story here

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JP Clark: This Weekend Arrives Early

The literary crowd will converge at the Julius Berger Hall in the University of Lagos Thursday morning for the first JP Clark International Symposium. Themed Connecting the Local and Global across Literary Genres, the event runs from 10 am July 12 to 6pm on Friday, July 13, 2018, featuring 55 scholarly oral presentations by intellectuals […]

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How Short Story Day Africa Became the Continent’s Most Important Institution for Short Fiction

SIBONGILE FISHER WAS hanging out with friends, eating burgers at Snack Boss, a restaurant in Tembisa, a township in the East Rand in Johannesburg, when she saw the link on Facebook: a post congratulating her. It was November of 2016 and she had won the Short Story Day Africa Prize. She had been absent from social […]

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Tropical Paradise Lost

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma; Cassava Republic Press, Abuja; 2015; 301pp   In many esteemed quarters Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel The Fishermen was odds-on favourite to win the Man Booker Prize in 2015. I actually got a call from BBC London in an ungodly hour of the night to put in some […]

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Thoughtful look at leaving this life when it’s time to go

Years ago I read an article in The Guardian newspaper that said something like “old age is terrible – it is much, much worse than you can imagine”.   Read the full Story here

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The Road Talks With The Mouth Of The Poet

If Only the Road Could Talk by Niyi Osundare, Africa World Press (AWP), New Jersey, USA, 2017, 128pp It takes a poet of the first rank to make the roads talk. It is noteworthy that this most recent volume of poetry from Niyi Osundare is subtitled “Poetic Peregrinations in Africa, Asia, and Europe”. Osundare is […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2018

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is winner of the PEN Pinter Prize 2018. She will receive the award at a public ceremony at the British Library on the evening of Tuesday 9 October, where she will deliver an address. Click here to read the full story here

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THEY SAY I HAVE NO CERTIFICATE

By Akeem Lasisi They say I have no certificate As if you need the Cambridge magic To bamboozle your way to the hallowed space As if you need an Oxford’s ticket To bully your way to the national cake. I stayed in the varsity for so long I bagged an Elderstudentsmanship with a record break […]

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