How grief shaped my poems


What is the source of your poetry. The poet Saddiq Dzukogi tells about the background of his recent poetry. An important event is the acceptation for a Ph.D. study at the Nebraska University (USA). It is just one of the life changing events in recent times. Read more about it in this article.   Advertisements

Prof Wole Soyinka urges Nigeria’s anti-corruption body to arrest corrupt leaders


The Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka does not shy away from a clear statement. He was one of the speakers at a congress on corruption. He would like to see the watch dogs to dare to enter the political field, where corruption is present, very much so. In this article you will read more about it.  

The fading use of indigenous languages in African households


One of the topics in discussing literature emanating from the African continent is the use of language. Should we use the language of our former colonizers or should we use indigenous languages? This question of language is not only relevant in the field of literature but also relevant in the field of everyday life, for … Continue reading The fading use of indigenous languages in African households

Chibundu Onuzo lets us in on what it’s like buying Nigerian in the U.K.


Writers do eat and drink and buy stuff. What kind of stuff do they buy. Do Africans in the diaspora buy stuff from their fatherland and motherland? What does a Nigerian writer in the United Kingdom buy? Does she prefer Nigerian goods? In this article the writer Chibundu Onuzo shares some of her thoughts. 

The Shortlist


The names on the shortlist of the 2018 edition of The Cain Prize have been made known. The writers come from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This is not a great surprise, for it seems that these countries have the liveliest literary scene in Africa. One of the Nigerian writers lives in Chicago (USA) and … Continue reading The Shortlist