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JAMES EZE’S FINAL POSSESSION OF HIS DISPOSSESSED POETRY A BIOCRITICAL REFLECTION – By Nduka Otiono

I have had a chequered relationship with journalism—not just in my active engagement with the profession for one and a half decades, but in the sheer number of media houses in which I worked. Some of you here today—the journalists in the house—may recall, or may not recall, where you and I worked. Indeed, a number of you here who worked as journalists (print I … Continue reading JAMES EZE’S FINAL POSSESSION OF HIS DISPOSSESSED POETRY A BIOCRITICAL REFLECTION – By Nduka Otiono

CARLETON UNIVERSITY DON, PROFESSOR OTIONO, CONDUCTS MASTER CLASS ON WRITING IN CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY – By Harrison Madubueze

“…Internationalization is the best option for universities…” – Prof. N. Otiono. “…We are excited to have you choose our University for this tutorial. There is nothing as good as students hearing from new voices aside their usual lecturers. We also look forward to more from your University…” – Prof. G.C Nwakaoby. IGBARIAM: A master class on Creative and Academic Writing which was organised to wrap-up … Continue reading CARLETON UNIVERSITY DON, PROFESSOR OTIONO, CONDUCTS MASTER CLASS ON WRITING IN CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY – By Harrison Madubueze

CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S WRITING WORKSHOP KICKS OFF IN AWKA

After ten years in Lagos, the highly acclaimed Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop hosted by multiple prize-winning novelist and public intellectual, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has moved to Awka, Anambra State, Adichie’s home state. Almost reminiscent of Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Return of the Native,’ Adichie’s choice to move her workshop to Awka this year in order to give her home state a feel of it has … Continue reading CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S WRITING WORKSHOP KICKS OFF IN AWKA

NDUKA OTIONO, CARLETON UNIVERSITY DON, TO OFFER BIOCRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON JAMES EZE’S ‘dispossessed’

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Awka, the capital of Anambra State shall witness literary fireworks as some of Africa’s finest writers and scholars gather to welcome ‘dispossessed,’ a collection of poems by James Eze. The Graduate Programme Coordinator at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Prof Nduka Otiono has confirmed that he would be on hand to provide what he called “Biocritical … Continue reading NDUKA OTIONO, CARLETON UNIVERSITY DON, TO OFFER BIOCRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON JAMES EZE’S ‘dispossessed’

JUDE IDADA, NLNG AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, STORMS PORT-HARCOURT, BONNY WITH ‘BOOM BOOM’

David Diai The cosmopolitan, oil industry cities of Port Harcourt and Bonny, basked in the glow of a sumptuous literary fiesta, in the third week of November 2019, when award winning Nigerian author, screen writer, actor, poet, playwright and producer, Jude Idada, came to town bearing good tidings, as he embarked on an engaging reading tour of his excellent prize winning book Boom Boom, thrilling … Continue reading JUDE IDADA, NLNG AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, STORMS PORT-HARCOURT, BONNY WITH ‘BOOM BOOM’

ANA Enugu 2019: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED IN BRIEF – By Chike Ofili

This history is longer than you appear to know my brother, Aslu. They are connected. Wa di connected nwanem. There is a nexus between the last ANA leadership and the ANA leaderships since Dr. Wale Okediran left power. It is a sneaky and silky smooth operation that was lost on many. But never on me their victim as many others too feeble to fight back. … Continue reading ANA Enugu 2019: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED IN BRIEF – By Chike Ofili

WHY I WANT TO BE ANA PRESIDENT – Chike Ofili

* I AM CONTESTING TO BE MADE ANA PRESIDENT TO MAKE US TO COLLECTIVELY SET ANA FREE… * From the INTERNAL BONDAGE of a BACKWARD POLITICAL DYNASTY of a CABAL and the EXTERNAL BONDAGE of WRITERS in the BOOK INDUSTRY A political dynasty that one of the candidates is relying on for ascendancy to the throne which made him to disregarded the voters in A … Continue reading WHY I WANT TO BE ANA PRESIDENT – Chike Ofili