Splendid Literature & Culture Foundation to Announce Winner(s) at its Public Presentation

Splendid Literature and Culture Foundation (SL&CF), incorporated in January 2012 to produce quality literature that will not only entertain and enlighten children readers but also stimulate their imagination, will be publicly presented on February 21st, 2013. In July 2012, the Foundation made a call for submission of imaginative children’s literature from young Nigerian writers all … More Splendid Literature & Culture Foundation to Announce Winner(s) at its Public Presentation

Rape: Ending This Culture of Silence

By Kechi Nomu In 2009, angry militants lodged within walking distance from students in the University of Port Harcourt decided to protest against the Federal government for not paying the rehabilitation money it had promised it would pay them monthly. Their preferred means of protest was rape. They had the advantage of strength (they were after … More Rape: Ending This Culture of Silence

The Unfinished Funeral: A Review of Sylva Nze Ifedigbo’s The Funeral Did Not End

Title: The Funeral Did Not End Author: Sylva Nze Ifedigbo Publisher: DADA Books (299pp) Year of Publication: 2012 Reviewer: Femi Morgan Stories are meant to play a role in the cultural and socio-political evolution of any society. This is the stand of many African writers, Soyinka, Achebe and Ngugi Wa Thiongo. For them, stories will … More The Unfinished Funeral: A Review of Sylva Nze Ifedigbo’s The Funeral Did Not End

Abami Eda Uncovered

Book: Fela: This Bitch of a Life Author: Carlos Moore Publisher: Cassava Republic Perhaps Carlos Moore wrote Fela Anikulap-Kuti’s biography in the first person to show how close they were; whatever the reason, that decision made the book. “Fela: This Bitch of a Life” couldn’t have been written any other way. Reading this narrative, I … More Abami Eda Uncovered

African Delights: Delightfully African

  Book: African Delights Author: Siphiwo Mahala Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: Jacana Media (January 1, 2012) Aslak Myre, who taught us creative non-fiction at the Farafina Trust creative writing workshop I was opportune to attend this year, stressed that literature is the peephole through which societies can be viewed and accessed. Only he did not say it … More African Delights: Delightfully African