Book Review

Ekiti Parapo Legends: Warriors and Peacemakers in Eastern Yorubaland (1877-1893)

In 1877, thousands of young men and some women from the 16 principal Ekiti kingdoms…

Two Great Works Make Debut

The birth of two great scholarly works by two distinguished authors and accomplished alumni of…

Why my book on Biafra is generating discourse – Uwem Akpan

Uwem Akpan, author of the critically acclaimed novel, New York, My Village, has been receiving…

The Unbearable Memory of Loss in Saddiq Dzukogi’s Your Crib, My Qibla

Saddiq Dzukogi's poetry collection, Your Crib, My Qibla, recounts Dzukogi’s experience of grief  in verse,…

Of Life, Grief and Loss

“This one will make you suffer. Wait and see.” In Yewande Omotoso's An Unusual Grief,…

2022 Caine Prize for African Writing shortlist announced

By Nehru Odeh The shortlist for the 2022 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has…

The 2022 James Currey Prize for African Literature longlist announced

The Prize is administered by the James Currey Society, under the auspices of African Studies…

Deborah’s Murder: How Atiku lost a great opportunity – Prof Okey Ndibe

Deborah was lynched and burnt by Muslim fanatics who had accused her of blasphemy on…

Arrow of God, others chosen for The Big Jubilee Read

The Big Jubilee Read is a reading for pleasure campaign spearheaded by BBC Arts and…

Emmanuel Iduma, others win 2022 Windham-Campbell Prize

For the past decade, this major global prize has recognised eight writers annually for literary…