Global conquest of Nigerian literature 

I can never get tired of celebrating Nigerian literature, arguably Nigeria’s greatest gift to the world.  The politics of Nigeria is a disaster that makes the whole wide world laugh at the so-called “Giant of Africa”.  Aside from creative literature,…

In Search of Unity: 62 years after — Uzor Maxim Uzoatu 

No Nigerian leader thus far has been able to breast the unity tape. Forget all the fine words and promises and boasts, most Nigerian leaders have been victims of false starts, like overzealous athletes.  It takes a holistic understanding of…

Tales of the single Nigerian woman — Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nigeria is still very much a conservative country in which marriage is seen as the completion of a man or a woman.  You may earn all the degrees in the world and grab all the money to boot, but once…

Like the Super Eagles, it’s time we outsourced our presidency — Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

Overtime, outsourcing  has come to occupy a special place in my heart. And having seen the light of late, I see it as the way out of our mounting national political  lacunae. From top to bottom or vice versa in…

64 toasts to “Things Fall Apart” -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

This year marks the 64th birthday anniversary of the iconic novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.  Things Fall Apart was first published on June 17, 1958 by William Heinemann, London, and contains only 50,380 words, but it has packed…

There was a sage called Chinua Achebe – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

A Review of There Was A Man – Chinua Achebe Poetry/Essay Anthology (Sixth Edition); A Publication of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Anambra State Chapter; Edited by Izunna Okafor; 2021; 128pp Chinua Achebe is without a shadow of doubt…

Alhaji Abdulaziz Ude (1940-2021): A Tribute -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Fate was at work to ensure that my last meeting with Alhaji Abdulaziz Chivuzor Ude happened after he had been to an art exhibition.   The devoted art patron was walking alone, without attendants or courtiers or whatever in the open…

First in class of education and leadership -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Unhappy is the country whose leader is not properly educated. Going to school is a matter of urgent national importance unless Nigerians want to submit to the thesis of Boko Haram that “Western education is unwanted.”  Incidentally, coming first in…

Poets return to Idoto in honour of Christopher Okigbo

African poets will make a return pilgrimage to the quiet and rustic Ojoto village in Anambra State between 19th and 21st August, 2021 for the triennial poetry festival in honour of one of Africa’s greatest poets, Christopher Okigbo.  The statement…

We can fix the trouble with Nigeria -Ehi Braimah

Famous novelist, poet and critic, Chinua Achebe (1930 – 2013) was widely regarded for his magnum opus, Things Fall Apart, his first novel, which has been translated into several languages. Even in death, Achebe is still standing tall and he…

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