iRead: Nigerian Literature, what’s sex got to do with it?

While the controversy rages on over Achebe’s new book, we remember his poignant description of Okonkwo as a man of a few words. But surely, we wonder, ‘a few words’ cannot express the act that led to the conception of his children. If good fiction closely reflects reality, or makes the surreal seem so real … More iRead: Nigerian Literature, what’s sex got to do with it?

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

Klorofyl Magazine’s City Issue and the Modern Reader

Writing a review is not as easy as people think. It is not just about reading, viewing or listening to a work of art and writing glowingly about it, or dismissing it with a few strokes of the pen, or key strokes, as it is these days. True, you approach some reviews with care, especially … More Klorofyl Magazine’s City Issue and the Modern Reader

The Funeral Did Not End: social commentary at its best

Book: The Funeral Did Not End Author: Sylva Nze Ifedigbo Publisher: Dada Books Pages: 296 Reading Sylva Nze Ifedigbo’s long awaited short story collection, the first thing that struck me was the way story after story mirrored the society perfectly. Knowing the writer and his interest in social commentary, I was not surprised. What surprised … More The Funeral Did Not End: social commentary at its best

Richard Ali’s “City of Memories”: A Review

With City of Memories, Richard Ali attempts to give traction to the largely inexplicable ethnic and religious violence in the North of Nigeria. He traces histories and traditions, and succeeds largely in showing the existing mistrust. However, if one would attempt to seek solutions from the novel, one would find little of practicable value, at … More Richard Ali’s “City of Memories”: A Review