Many commentators have already responded fittingly to a recently published op-ed in the New York Times by Nigerian writer Adaobi Nwaubani. (One of them was Carmen McCain in this blogpost). In “The Laureate Cause” which you can read on NY Times or on 234NEXT, Nwaubani argues a faulty logic that implies that having new authors write in local languages is detrimental to [...]Read more ›
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Tolu Akanni describes himself as “a visionary and dynamic youth with a rare and unique passion sent on a mission to bring out the best in people to the end of seeing men live up to their full capacity.” He is a blogger I first encountered through his place at El Fiz Concept. I liked his writing style and his [...]Read more ›
i read the Caine Prize-winning stickfighting days by olufemi terry yesterday. boy. writing is such an interesting thing. we all have such different psyches, so many different energies and urges manifesting within us. i honestly had to wonder what would possess someone to write a story about street children bludgeoning each other to death with sticks. i am not good [...]Read more ›
A review of Nigerian literary blogs by Akinlabi of Ayemidun. Literature is always a minority affair. Even in the blogosphere where we are continually inundated with massive proliferation of voices and concerns. Yet, a literary blog posses more danger to structured scholarship than any other kind of blog. The idea of a literary blog is to widen access to works [...]Read more ›