Professor Nduka Otiono donates books worth N382k to Nigerian universities

Nigerian Canadian professor of African Studies and English at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Nduka Otiono, has donated books worth N382,000 to three Nigerian Universities: University of Ibadan (UI), University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), and University of Lagos (UNILAG).  Professor Otiono made…

Day Okediran presented “Madagali” at 20th Nigeria International Book Fair in Lagos

On the day the recently held Nigeria International Book Fair closed proceedings, held from July 27 to 29 at Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, was the auspicious moment former Association of Nigerian Authors’ (ANA) president and current Secretary-General…

Anambra State endows Chinua Achebe Prize for Nigerian Writing

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) which Africa’s greatest raconteur and novelist founded at the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, the Anambra State Government has endowed a Chinua Achebe Prize for Nigerian Writing worth…

Nasarawa govt to partner ANA on literary works

The Nasarawa State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is set to collaborate with the state chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), to make literary works available to all schools. The Commissioner, Hajia Fatu Sabo, said this in…

Anambra congratulates James Eze on winning poetry prize

Anambra State has congratulated James Eze, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Willie Obiano, for winning the 2020 Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Poetry Prize at the weekend. James Eze won the coveted prize with his critically acclaimed debut collection…

There was a poet called Idzia Ahmad – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Many critics across the globe scoff at contemporary poetry. In an April 2, 2000 London Sunday Times review of Jonathan Bate’s The Song of the Earth, critic Bryan Appleyard wrote: “Nobody cares about poetry anymore. It is marginalised, trivial, the…

Dangerous love: Growing up Lesbian in Nigeria – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Embracing My Shadow: Growing up Lesbian in Nigeria by Unoma Azuah; Beaten Track Publishing; 2020; 218pp It takes tremendous courage for a Nigerian woman to engage in an open love affair with another woman. The act of damning all consequences…

In search of the vanishing art of Nigeria’s literary criticism – Michael Jimoh

There was once a time when literary criticism occupied public space in Nigerian newspapers with popular pullouts like Guardian Literary Series and Post Express Literary Supplement. They are no more. Worse still, up-and-coming writers are oftentimes denied access to relevant…

NASRDA, ANA make call for science fiction writing

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) in collaboration with the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has made a call for creative content, to be posted on NASRDA’s 20th anniversary website. A statement by ANA PRO (South), Wole Adedoyin,…

Shehu Sani endows ANA Poetry Prize with $1,000

ANA Poetry Prize by the Association of Nigerian Authors, which has since been advertised for the 2019 cycle of ANA literary Prizes has received an endowment of $1,000 from Senator Shehu Sani, an author, playwright, human right activist and politician.…

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