Abubakar Gimba, the man who pelgrimmed his way to Mecca, has passed away recently, but his name and achievements will not be forgotten very soon. Eleven days ago it was announced that a literary prize was established to honour this Nigerian writer ,who was once named the northernNigerian answer to Achebe and Soyinka, another pirze … Continue reading another literary prize
etisalat prize for literature
The name is out. The winner of the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature has been announced. His name is Songeziwe Mahlangu. He left behind another writer from South Africa and one from Nigeria. To some it may be a hard thing to swallow, but also in the second edition of the prize there is no … Continue reading etisalat prize for literature
another literary prize honour
Some compare him to his fellow writers from the south of Nigeria, authors like Achebe and Soyinka. He was coming from the north. Minna was the place were he started life. His name is Abubakar Gimba. His publishing c0mpany has decided to launch an award to honour this man and his writings.
city tech’s annual literary arts
The Ethiopia-born writer Dinaw Mengestu will be a speaker at the annual Literary Arts Festival, organized by the New York City College of Technology. The event will take place on March 26. Dinaw Mengestu tells it bit about his inspriaration.
a cultural weapon?
How independent are journalists? They make a living from their writing. They uphold their families. They have their personal ideas about their topics and wider society. What did happen in the political scene in South Africa and the many decades that passed by? How independent were journalist who worked for the apartheid-press? A book has … Continue reading a cultural weapon?
chimamanda ngozi adichie’s solid
This looks like a week filled with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. For a long time there was a silence and suddenly here she is again. A two-part interview and other people writing about this Celebrated Nigerian Author (CNA). Here you find some recent thoughts by Aaron Bady who once met and interviewed the author. We also … Continue reading chimamanda ngozi adichie’s solid