Let Nigeria’s name be changed to Unoka – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is need for an urgent name-change for our dear country Nigeria. Countries are known to do baptism, as in change of name, to bring good fortune to the long-suffering land. There used to be a country called Gold Coast…

Who Wrote Things Fall Apart? – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It all started at the local secondary school in Ndiorumbe when the literature teacher, Holy Nwankpi, asked his students: “Who wrote Things Fall Apart?” The first student pleaded his innocence thusly: “I didn’t write it-o!” Another student pointed an accusing…

#LABAF2019 -EXHIBITION OPENING @Museum Building

What does Nigeria and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe have in common? Apparently, so much. For instance, they are both in the same age grade with Nigeria 59 years old, while the book is 60. But there is more,…

Day Chinua Achebe could not answer his name – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
My phone could not stop ringing.It was the same message from far and near: “Please confirm if Chinua Achebe has truly died.”The news had been broken to me by a “strategic source”. There was a call from Channels TV on…
10 Nigerian books adapted to films of note – Chinyere Ifeka

The Nigerian film industry, otherwise known as Nollywood, has come a long way. From humble beginnings, the world is taking note. What with Lupita N’yongo currently working on adapting Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah to the screen. But one wonders why…

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