My Original Sin Against Wole Soyinka – Maja-Pearce
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2w ago
By Adewale Maja-Pearce I was recently the recipient of what one writer called ‘a devastating public verbalassault’ by Wole Soyinka. The occasion was an interview with Sahara Reporters, inthe course of which I was tagged as a ‘sterile literary upstart’, ‘an inept hustler’, ‘anignoble character’, and ‘an empty, notoriety-hungry hanger-on and upstartsearching for relevance’. My original ..read more
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A colonist discovers the Igbo
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2w ago
By Isidore Emeka Uzoatu Before Reverend George T. Basden arrived Onitsha at the turn of the 19th century, the Igbo people of south-eastern Nigeria had long been ‘discovered’. Thanks to the apocryphal ‘discovery of the embouchure of the Niger’ by the Lander brothers. In fact, the Royal Niger Company had been administering that general area ..read more
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Author Profile: Adewale Maja-Pearce
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2w ago
Adewale Maja-Pearce tends to describe himself as an Anglo-Nigerian. Born of a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father, Maja-Pearce spent his childhood and teenage years in Lagos before returning to the U.K. for his university education in the 1970s. It was there that his writing career took off with the publication of Loyalties and Other Stories ..read more
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Author Profile: Juliet Ezenwa Maja-Pearce
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2w ago
For many years , Ezenwa Maja-Pearce was just content to paint, exploring a variety of themes including childhood, maidenhood and everyday life, capturing scenes we tend not to notice because they’ve become too familiar. Then through her work and interactions with other artists, she came to the realization that the issues of current concern in ..read more
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Author Profile: Timi Spiff
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2w ago
Fresh from the prestigious Jackson School of Mass Communications at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Inatimi Spiff in the mid 1980s, Spiff found work as a reporter at the Enugu-based New Outlook newspaper, then as Lagos correspondent for the Kaduna based Today newspaper before joining the Daily Times Group as a senior reporter with TimesWeek ..read more
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The New Gong Children’s Series
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2w ago
The Tortoise and Other Animals By Chuks L. Emele The Tortoise and Other Animals by Chuks L. Emele is the first of a children’s series launched by The New Gong Publishers to help combat the dearth of the African perspective in the stories to which children, our children, are exposed in their early formative years ..read more
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Surviving the Storms (Excerpts)
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2w ago
1 THE CEMETERY The cemetery was deserted as Kuro walked through it on his way to see his friend in the adjacent waterside during a short school holiday. So much awe about the cemetery in this city. Even those who pass through it as a short cut to and from their mud and wood and ..read more
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Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa (Excerpts)
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2w ago
3 Nobody knows exactly what happened on that bloody Saturday, May 21, 1994 because no proper police investigation was conducted and no forensic evidence was offered at the subsequent Tribunal. According to the unremittingly antagonistic prosecution witnesses, itseems that the chiefs were holding a meeting in the palace of His Royal Highness, Chief James Bagia ..read more
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Submit a Press Release
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The Centrist Manifesto
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(Book Review) By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The Centrist Manifesto by Uchenna Nwankwo; Centrist Books – An Imprint of Centrist Productions Ltd, Ikeja, Lagos; 2022; 202pp Books that change history do not come as heavy tomes. Back in 1848, the world was shaken up with the publication of The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich ..read more
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