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African Artists Reclaim Homeland With Touring Exhibition

DAKAR, SENEGAL – Berlin, Paris and London are common destinations for African artists seeking to establish their careers and build name recognition. But as they focus their attention on the West, they risk being forgotten at home….Click here to read full article

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Fear Hill

          I thought I saw death stalking down Fear Hill. Father lay sick, and I regretted never asking him about the brooding tangle of trees that rose over to the summit above our hamlet. When Mother’s mourning period ended, she changed from dark clothes to bright, and said Father lived still. […]

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Cardi B @ Atlantic City, ARTOJA in Holiday Sales, Q Festival of Words, ‘The Moremi Epic’ at Lagos Continental and Bez Live on Christmas Eve…

The Arts Calendar, This Weekend, This Month, and Beyond.. …Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo MUSIC Livespot Festival Featuring: Cardi B, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Patoranking, R2Bees, Teni, Wande Coal, Seyi Shay, Niniola, Reekado, Ice Prince, Fire Boy, Joe Boy, Darey, DJ Spinall, D J.Crowd Kontroller, D J Cuppy, DJ Obi, DO2DTUN, DJ […]

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Beyond a Sophisticated Title

            Review of The Ghost and the House of Truth: When the name Ego Boyo is mentioned in connection with a film production, majority of moviegoers leap in excitement because Boyo hardly disappoints.  When she then decides to team up with Akin Omotoso (Vaya, Man on Ground) on a project, […]

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Clive James dies at 80; a last poetry book will come next year

By Benedicte Page Picador has announced “with great sadness” news of the death of Clive James, who passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 24th November after a long illness, aged 80. James was a Picador author for 40 years and was the longest continuously published author on the list, with some 40 titles in all. […]

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Burial of Professor Tejumola Olaniyan: Tributes by Friends, Colleagues

Tejumola Olaniyan, the Louis Durham Mead Professor in English and the Wole Soyinka Humanities Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who died on Saturday 30  November, 2019 was buried today in Madison, the United States. TheNEWS magazine  celebrates Professor Olaniyan with this special online edition in which his teacher, professional colleagues, friends and well-wishers pay glowing […]

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HarperCollins India’s Ananth Padmanabhan: Maker of Small Films

By Porter Anderson In creating short videos to pitch books to filmmakers, HarperCollins India CEO Ananth Padmanabhan is creating quick films ‘to take stories to audiences who are spending a lot of time watching.’ ‘Odes To the Power of Good Storytelling’ As Publishing Perspectives readers will recall, HarperCollins chief Brian Murray in July announced a ground-breaking books-to-film liaison with Sony Pictures […]

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The Bondage Story – Good Wine Needs no Bush

            An Igbo adage, coming across with the same sentiments as the Title above,  says that a good product sells itself. The interest generated by Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, the second sequel to the phenomenal Living in Bondage, has been quite intense. It is the song on almost every […]

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No More Tears For Teju

            No tears can be enough, so I have decided to stop shedding tears for my classmate, friend and brother, Professor Tejumola Olaniyan (April 3, 1959 – November 30, 2019). It is cool by me reverting to the smiles and laughter I shared with Teju in his lionized life. My […]

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How I Discovered Mmusi Maimane

          As we were going through the excruciating process of candidate selection for the 2011 election, I got a call from Ian Davidson. He was the chief whip of our parliamentary caucus, on whose judgement I relied a lot. He was helping me identify potential mayoral candidates. “Going on first impressions, […]

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