Iyateda Soyinka Dies

Daughter of Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka, Iyetade Soyinka has passed on at the age of 48, Sahara Reporters report. Ms. Soyinka, who was born June 6, 1965, died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital where she was being treated for an undisclosed ailment. The death was disclosed in a statement signed by Jahman Anikulapo, an... Continue Reading →

Nigeria Celebrates Achebe’s “Arrow Of God” at 50

Nigeria is set to join other literary families across the world to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Chinua Achebe’s literature classic, Arrow of God. The novel was first published in 1964. It is Achebe’s third novel after Things Fall Apart, adjudged as the most widely read book in modern African literature and No Longer at... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “Americanah” Is New York Times Best Book

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, AMERICANAH, has been chosen byThe New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013. "By turns tender and trenchant, Adichie’s third novel takes on the comedy and tragedy of American race relations from the perspective of a young Nigerian immigrant. From the office politics of a hair-braiding salon to... Continue Reading →

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka is well known throughout Nigeria and the rest of the world as a brilliant playwright, poet and political activist. With more than 50 pieces of work, his writing includes novels, memoirs and a wide variety of essays. He is the first person in Africa to win the Nobel Prize in literature, and is... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Receives Award For Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel "AMERICANAH" has been awarded the 2013 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for fiction. The Heartland Prize is a literary prize created in 1988 by the Chicago Tribune Newspaper. According to Elizabeth Taylor, the literary editor of the Chicago Tribune, the prize is awarded yearly in two categories, fiction and non-fiction, to... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s Tope Folarin Bags The 2013 Caine Prize Awards

Nigeria’s Tope Folarin has won the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing. The winning short story is entitled ‘Miracle’ from Transition, Issue 109 (Bloomington, 2012). The Chair of Judges, Gus Casely-Hayford, announced Tope Folarin as the winner of the £10,000 prize at a dinner held this evening (Monday, 8 July) at the Bodleian Library in... Continue Reading →

Nigerians Dominate For A Possible Caine Prize Award

Four Nigerians among 5 short-listed for African writing prize Four of the five writers short-listed for this year's Caine Prize for African Writing are from Nigeria, a first for the prominent award, organisers revealed Wednesday. The fifth contestant is from Sierra Leone, according to a list released on the Caine Prize website. The five were... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘My New Novel Is About Love, Race And Hair…(Americanah)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of the bestselling Half of a Yellow Sun, speaks to Kate Kellaway about her new novel, Americanah, her Nigerian childhood and why she's a hair 'fundamentalist' INTERVIEW: In your third novel, Americanah, one of the characters warns about the inanity of asking what a book is about – "as if it were... Continue Reading →

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