Odia Ofeimun at 70: LET’S TOAST TO THE HEALTH OF THE MASTER POET – By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is no better way of introducing Odia Ofeimun than pointedly stressing that “Odia Ofeimun is Odia Ofeimun!” Enough said. Poet, publisher, editor, activist, polemicist, mentor, politician, columnist, factory worker, writer, dance-drama exponent, public intellectual, critic etc, Odia ofeimun has packed uncountable lifetimes into one tumultuous lifespan. Born on March 16, 1950, in Iruekpen, an Esan-speaking town in Ekpoma, in present-day Edo State, Odia missed … Continue reading Odia Ofeimun at 70: LET’S TOAST TO THE HEALTH OF THE MASTER POET – By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

In Remembrance: PROFESSOR HARRY GARUBA

Dear colleagues and students It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Professor Harry Garuba (61) on the evening of 28 February 2020 following a long illness. Professor Garuba served as acting dean of the Faculty of Humanities from February to December 2017. He was a scholar in the African Studies unit with a joint appointment in the English Department … Continue reading In Remembrance: PROFESSOR HARRY GARUBA

OGAGA IFOWODO IS GUEST POET FOR PORT HARCOURT LITERARY SOCIETY OPEC MIC EVENT, FEB 28 – Amunnadi

Port Harcourt Literary Society, PHLS, resident Poet, the multiple award winner, Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, has announced that the PHLS OPEN MIC event for the month of February, will be headlined by Dr. Ogaga IFOWODO, who will feature as the Guest Poet on a day of poetry, live music and drama, at the PHLS LIBRARY (BOOK CENTRE), located at G.U Ake/Eliozu Road, by Python Golf Course (Nigeria … Continue reading OGAGA IFOWODO IS GUEST POET FOR PORT HARCOURT LITERARY SOCIETY OPEC MIC EVENT, FEB 28 – Amunnadi

Nengi Ilagha Joins ANA Presidential Race

Bayelsa-born African poet, Prince Nengi Josef Owei-ilagha, fondly called Pope Pen Constantine The First, has indicated interest to run for the office of President, Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, following revelations that the electoral committee of the Association may welcome new contestants at the rescheduled national convention of the Association. Recall that the last convention of the Association in Enugu ended in a fiasco. “I … Continue reading Nengi Ilagha Joins ANA Presidential Race

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