What I’ve Been Up To?

Have I been busy? Am not too sure I have, because no matter what I do, I always have something to write about and even though I don’t get to write and post it on here, my mind stays curious to the things I still have to write about that I haven’t read somewhere and... Continue Reading →

This Is What Writers Do…

They observe even the minutest of things and see a word as a million symbols. Mostly chatterboxes, mostly silent beings- able to twist a single event into a thousand tales. Describing it through a million other parts. Able to bring anyone's attention to something daily observed by them but forgotten within the twinkle of an... Continue Reading →

Lola Komolafe’s Yesterday Left Us With Today Story Review

After reading Lola Komolafe’s Yesterday Left Us with Today, I got a mixed feeling. I felt sorry for the ladies, who are in disastrous relationships, who feel they have nowhere else to go, I felt disgust for parents who for one circumstance of the other leave their daughters in the hands of men who to... Continue Reading →

Lupita Could Feature In Americanah Movie

  Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the film rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah.   Earlier this year, Adichie hinted about something big she was working on with Nyong’o but didn’t divulge any of the details. In an interview with Arise TV, Adichie said Nyong’o read the novel, loved it and that she... Continue Reading →

7 Great Novels by African Women Writers

“In the stories we tell ourselves, we tell ourselves,” said Michael Martone rightly. We also read ourselves in the books we read, or at least in those books that we cherish. For this reason, one of my 2014 resolutions was to return to a favourite pastime, namely reading fiction. For some years my reading life has been... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s history problem needs the light from Half of a Yellow Sun. By Chibundu Onuzo

Half of a Yellow Sun, Biyi Bandele's new film adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, explores the effect of the Nigerian civil war on the lives of four characters. It is a subtle movie of a large war, intimate and revealing of the personal tragedies that took place from July 1967 to January 1970. As I watched those four... Continue Reading →

The Rap Version of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

Neil Genzlinger from The New York Times writes that Thug Notes, and Sparky Sweets, are the creations of comedian Greg Edwards, who explains that the videos are his “way of trivializing academia’s attempt at making literature exclusionary by showing that even highbrow academic concepts can be communicated in a clear and open fashion.” Sweets summarises works of... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie At Serpentine Galleries

This January, the Serpentine Galleries’ Bridge Commission launches its fourth audio walk, from award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Americanah (2013). Adichie’s audio walk tells the story of an awakening, to the sound and dust of the Harmattan wind. It is read by the author. The... Continue Reading →

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