The first time I went to see Malam Garba, his house was crowded. His many wives and his numerous children were all around. He had invited us for a visit (and offcourse ) a meal. His wives were busy preparing this meal for all of us. I thought of this visit when I was reading … Continue reading THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGI’S WIVES

ake arts and book festival gets underway

It has begun. The new edition of the Ake Arts and Book Festival. May writers and artist from all over the world have descended upon Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. The new government of former general Buhari does not seen to have a perspective on the arts, but this gives an opportunity to have freedom and … Continue reading ake arts and book festival gets underway

how my father’s jailer

I remember the days of Shehu Shagari. When he was president it was a civilian time in an age of military men. Before him and after him the men in uniform were convinced they could do better (in what?). In 1984 Shehu Shagari was overthrown by Muhammadu Buhari. One of the many people who suffered … Continue reading how my father’s jailer

lola shoneyin: a passionate author

Indeed, she is a passionate author. Her name is Lola Shenoyin and she is Nigerian. She writes poetry and she writes novels. She is not just a writer, but she puts her energy into other facets of the literary world as well. She organizes and she stimulates and she festivals. So let us read this … Continue reading lola shoneyin: a passionate author