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Why Egypt Doesn’t Speak English

ARTSVILLE By Toyin Akinosho You’d wonder why, in spite of a throng of visitors from all over the world, touring the country’s spectacular historic sites and stunning coastal resorts all over the year, the man in the street of Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh or Alexandria or Al Harguda would not speak English. You wonder […]

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SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: THE POWER OF CHALK

FIRST STORY Not So Colour Blind “Trevor doesn’t get beaten because Trevor is white.” It was, “Trevor doesn’t get beaten because Trevor is Trevor.”  By Trevor Noah ONE AFTERNOON I WAS PLAYING WITH MY COUSINS. I was a doctor and they were my patients. I was operating on my cousin Bulelwa’s ear with a set […]

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‘Gbadun Squad’ at Bogobiri; Muson Festival Opens; Felabration Continues; Stage Play in Ikoyi Prison; Ake Books Fest in Town

The Arts Calendar, This Weekend, This Month, and Beyond.. …Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo MUSIC Live music with Gbadun Squad and Friends. Date: October 18th, 2019 Venue: Bogobiri House 9, Maitama Sule Street, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos Time: 7pm doors open: 6pm MUSIC Mavericks Experimental Night A musical concert organised by Glenfiddich featuring artists […]

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Books&More Sets Up Shop at Freedom Park

Paperworth Books, publishers of novels, short stories, biographies, and drama, have set up a bookshop in the iconic Freedom Park, hive of cultural activities in Africa’s largest city. The shop is named Books& More, which is not just a bookshop but a platform. Books & More is one of the several imprints of Paperworth Books, […]

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Tiger Woods to write memoir telling his ‘definitive story’

Publisher HarperCollins says Back is first and only account ‘directly from’ US golfer Fresh from a startling career comeback after years of battling injuries, sex addiction and tabloids, Tiger Woods has announced a new memoir titled Back in which he promises to tell his “definitive story”. The book, to be published by HarperCollins but for […]

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Joker is less of a tour de force and more of tragic caricature

By Natalie Le Clue I am as big a champion of the villain’s story being told as you could hope to find. My academic research and vast collection of Evil Queen memorabilia can attest to this. It stands to reason then that the first standalone film for Batman’s greatest nemesis, Joker, would be a thrilling prospect. Unfortunately, Joker was […]

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LABAF2019 – SPECIAL ARTHOUSE FORUM @Amphitheatre

History is the past as it is described in written documents, and the study thereof. However, when you take a great book like Tunde Leye’s Afonja: The Rise, sprinkle in performers who know their craft and ‘stage’ it at the Amphitheatre at serene Freedom Park. Click here for more

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Condolences And Crossroads In The Fictions Of Life

            Great fiction sustains communal memory. Bina Nengi Ilagha is a consummate weaver of folk-memory in her award winning first novel, Condolences, and in her equally ground breaking collection of short stories, Crossroads. The two books make seamless music out of past and present. We are dealing here with lyrical […]

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‘Muson Festival Opens; Folly on Stage at UNILAG; Felabration Continues; ‘New Frames’ Shows in Garden City

The Arts Calendar, This Midweek, This Weekend, This Month, and Beyond.. …Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES 10th Zuma Film Festival        Theme: Content Connectivity Submission from now till Oct 30th, 2019 MUSIC & ART Muson Festival 2019 Date: October 16th – 27th, 2019 Venue: Muson Centre 8/9, Marina Road, Onikan, […]

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LABAF2019 – READERS’ ASSEMBLY @Food Court

Readers are you ready to break free and emerge? It is the assembly for you and by you with the theme: ‘Obstacles to Emergence’ taking place at the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF2019). Come and learn a thing or two from these books and their authors.            To Read Full Article

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