Lagos was the venue were the winners of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature were announced. First place was shared between two writers and two countries. One writer from Nigeria (but living and working in the United States of America) and the other writer from Uganda. In this article you will find more information on … Continue reading Nigerian professor, Ugandan win Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature
Earlier this month people flocked to Port Harcourt. This an ongoing exercise, but this time there was a special occassion to attend. That special occassion was the 70th birthday of professor Tanude Ojaide. This scholar and writer was honoured with celebrations taking several days. In this article you will read more about it.
The poetry written by Tanure Ojaide is connected with the Nigerian Civil War and its aftermath. The vents that led to the civil war brought poetry to the fore, for new events were taking place, new situations that needed a poetical view to describe the depths of the circumstances and emotions. Ojaide is one of … Continue reading Tanure Ojaide, the poet-advocate of the homeland, @ 70
In this interview the Nigerian Yemi Adebisi talks with Tanure Ojaide on some topics related to his writing and the position of Nigerian writers in the modern times. You find the interview here, published in the Daily Independent in December 2013.