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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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Far From A Wasteland

          dispossessed by James Eze; Fasihi (Daraja Press); 2019; 121pp Ever since I got a signed copy of James Eze’s debut collection of poetry, dispossessed, I’ve been possessed! Poetry can be overwhelming at the best of times such that it becomes a benumbing challenge getting the aesthetic distance to engage in […]

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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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TENANTS OF THE HOUSE : The Film Premiere

By Dul Johnson I was invited to the premiere of Tenants of the House wearing three caps: as Writer, Filmmaker, and Film Critic. It was normal that I started watching with a critical eye, but I soon loosened up and started to enjoy the movie. The performers were incredibly good even though I had a […]

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Le Carré cashes in rivetingly on resumption of Cold War

Reviewer: Archie Henderson Agent Running in the Field, by John le Carré (Penguin Random House UK) Moscow Centre is up and running again, its tentacles stronger and more malicious than ever. Its agent are all over London. It has a US president in its boss’s pocket, has begun to break up a European market alliance […]

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A Restaurant Critic Crashes the White House Turkey Pardon

By Adam Platt “The Turkeys stayed at the Willard hotel last night,” I overheard someone say. “They always do that.” I was among the rabble of scribes, hacks, and weathered, vaguely recognizable TV faces beginning our slow, unruly procession from the famously cramped, airless White House press quarters out into the bright fall sunshine toward […]

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The Power’s Out in Malawi and I Feel Fine

By Alex Korchinski When I asked travelers about their favorite country in Africa, their eyes would glisten and they’d coo, “Malawi,” as if recalling a former flame. I knew that Malawi was a country in Africa. That’s it. But since I was in adjacent Tanzania, I decided to visit this land of the breathless recommendations. […]

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What Every Artist Can Learn From the Latest Scandal in Young Adult Literature

By Shaunta Grimes If the Sarah Dessen Twitter debacle has taught us anything, it’s that reviews are not for you If you’re a writer, you probably went down the rabbit hole that was the Sarah Dessen Twitter debacle, just like I did this week. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you can read […]

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