Call For Applications: British Council Culture Journalists Training Programme

Nigeria has a developing arts and entertainment sector that currently contributes 1.2% to the GDP. This sector is however highly undervalued and struggles to receive the right amount of attention. The role of the general media, specifically the culture journalists, in drawing attention, appreciation and action towards this sector is important and cannot be over-emphasized. … More Call For Applications: British Council Culture Journalists Training Programme

Climb for Down Syndrome: Successful Summit of Mt Kilimanjaro

In a bid to raise awareness on Down syndrome and fundraise for the Down syndrome Foundation, 2 Nigerians and a Cameroonian professional summited Mt Kilimanjaro on Friday 22nd August at about 9.00am. The charity hike called Climb for Down syndrome was organized by Inspired by charity, a Lagos based social enterprise. The professionals, Umar Farouk … More Climb for Down Syndrome: Successful Summit of Mt Kilimanjaro

Kwani? Manuscript Prize Announces Shortlist

The Kwani? Manuscript Project, a new one-off literary prize for unpublished fiction from African writers, is delighted to announce a shortlist. The seven shortlisted titles, selected from a longlist of 30, are: Ayobami Adebayo, Stay with Me (Nigeria) Ayesha Harruna Attah, Saturday’s People (Ghana / US) Stanley Gazemba, Ghettoboy (Kenya) Toni Kan, The Carnivorous City … More Kwani? Manuscript Prize Announces Shortlist

Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize winners announced: the ladies have it

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced the winners of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The awards were presented by John le Carré at Hay Festival in Wales. Part of Commonwealth Writers, these two prizes unearth, develop and promote the best new writing from across the Commonwealth, developing literary connections worldwide. The … More Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize winners announced: the ladies have it

Farafina Releases Nigerian Edition of Adichie’s Americanah

Farafina is proud to announce the Nigerian edition of AMERICANAH, the highly anticipated novel by award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Release date is April 21, 2013 in Lagos. In the months following the release, the author will go on a national book tour with stops in major cities across Nigeria. ABOUT THE BOOK AMERICANAH is … More Farafina Releases Nigerian Edition of Adichie’s Americanah

In Nigeria, you don’t have to be ‘somebody’ to be treated with civility

By Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu Some of the most positive lessons of my growing up years were taught me by a lady we grew up calling Aunty Kathy. Stuffs such as the importance of eating with our mouths closed, saying a prayer before every meal, washing and ironing our own clothes, the alphabet and numerals, basic … More In Nigeria, you don’t have to be ‘somebody’ to be treated with civility

Workshop on flood resilient buildings and environmental design

Open Space Workshop Flood Resilient Buildings and Environmental Design Open Space Workshops… are meant for open discussions, innovative solutions and team work. Instead of lecture followed by Q&A, these workshops require participants to contribute their own ideas, their questions, proposals and solutions in an open-minded manner. The Heinrich Böll Stiftung in collaboration with the Department of Architecture, UNILAG … More Workshop on flood resilient buildings and environmental design

Reconstructing the pride of place: Review of Odili’s Ujubuonu Pride of the Spider Clan

Odili Ujubuonu’s third novel “Pride of the Spider Clan” is a work of fiction unlike many of its time. The novel, which concludes the tale of an enterprising Aro clan that began in “Pregnancy of the Gods” and further found expression in “Treasure in the Winds”, may read like a work of fiction – which … More Reconstructing the pride of place: Review of Odili’s Ujubuonu Pride of the Spider Clan

Fine Boys: telling a generation’s story in tricolour

Mazi Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu Every generation has a book that defines it, that lays its secrets bare and shines bright lights into its darkest corners. In Nigeria, for the generation who began university after the swinging 80s said goodbye and the ill-thought out economic policy that was SAP started showing its ill effects, the unpredictability … More Fine Boys: telling a generation’s story in tricolour