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2014/07/23 12:50
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Fathers: Are You Setting Your Children Up for a Death Sentence Chinua Achebe, “We cannot trample upon the humanity of others without devaluing our own. The Igbo, always practical, put it...
2014/07/23 12:50
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2014/07/22 20:29
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Anambra is a state that has produced great writers. If Chinua Achebe and Flora Nwapa and Chukwuemeka Ike had not written the books they did, when they did, and how they did, I would perhaps not have...
2014/07/21 14:33
2014/07/21 14:33
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In memory of Nadine Gordimer These days the bearer of bad news without notice is Facebook. As most of my “friends” on the social network are writers or in the publishing world, people started...
2014/07/21 12:09
2014/07/21 12:09
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I recently found two columns about books, the first amusing, the other a little troubling. The troubling one was about “trigger warnings,” notes of caution affixed to college reading lists or courses....
2014/07/19 23:38
2014/07/19 23:38
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Fifty actors and poets from across the globe are gathering in the Royal Festival Hall, on the Southbank to recite the "50 Greatest Love Poems" from the past 50 years. In a touching demonstration that...
2014/07/19 05:15
2014/07/19 05:15
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In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, delivered in 1957, Albert Camus said: “The writer’s role is not free from difficult duties. By definition he cannot put himself today in the service of those who...
2014/07/18 21:29
2014/07/18 21:29
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IN the 80-days celebration of Prof Wole Soyinka's 80th birthday, the visual arts provides a wide depth into the career of the Nobel laureate, so suggests a gathering of artists titled Calibrating...
2014/07/18 10:15
2014/07/18 10:15
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... me be forgotten.” Nadine Gordimer gave this reply in a Guardian Q&A two years ago when asked how she would like to be remembered. This is unlikely to happen. And did she mean this, or was this a...
2014/07/16 06:30
2014/07/16 06:30
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Wole Soyinka turned 80 at the very beginning of this week. For many, that milestone must seem incredible. He looks scandalously young and vibrant, his physique trim, his mind ever engaged with some of...
2014/07/16 06:29
2014/07/16 06:29
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For me, the seeming legitimacy of that charge is mitigated by the fact that Soyinka is the closest contemporary example in Africa of what--for want of a better word--I would describe as a total...
2014/07/14 16:29
2014/07/14 16:29
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The Jewish Life and Times of Nadine GordimerRemembering South African Nobelist's Proud Legacy The South African Jewish author Nadine Gordimer, who died on Sunday, July 13, at age 90, expressed an...
2014/07/14 13:23
2014/07/14 13:23
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Renowned African author and thinker, Chinua Achebe. AFP PHOTO The body of revered Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe arrived Wednesday in his home state in Nigeria, where hundreds of admirers packed a...
2014/07/14 07:30
2014/07/14 07:30
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Nze Elvis Agukwe, former commissioner for information and Strategy, Imo State, is a firm supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan. A former national director in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he has...
2014/07/11 21:25
2014/07/11 21:25
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Is it in any way “important” to read writers from our own country? Is there even any real difference in reading a book from home and a book from abroad? Or to put it another way: when I pick up a...
2014/07/07 08:30
2014/07/07 08:30
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Ahead of flagging off of this year's edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), which holds from November 9 through 16, Programmer of the festival, and international film...
2014/07/04 10:30
2014/07/04 10:30
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I RECENTLY participated in an intellectual discourse organised by the Labour Research and Resource Institute (LaRRI) on identity and culture. I told those in attendance about my cherished view of...
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2014/07/02 12:12
2014/07/02 12:12
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There's no "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways", or "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" here: instead, a new list of the 50 greatest love poems ranges from Maya Angelou to Vikram Seth and...
2014/06/23 05:30
2014/06/23 05:30
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One of the things that keep her fitness at 91 is reading. South African writer and political activist, Nadine Gordimer, the recipient of 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature is one of the few writers that...
2014/07/23 12:50
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