Hope is what we need, not muckraking — Ehi Braimah

Two high profile disavowals directly linked to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC), occurred recently: one by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and the other by Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana.  When members of…

WSICE 2022: Dele Farotimi, Bimbo Manuel, Ier Jonathan, others speak on “Citizenship & Nation Building” 

Speakers in the Advocacy session of the 2022 edition of the annual Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange, WSICE, holding virtually on July 13, have been unveiled by the organisers. The WSICE 2022 programme, which is in celebration of Wole Soyinka’s…

Owo terror attack was a message to South-West, says Soyinka

Nobel Laureate and renowned playwright, Prof . Wole Soyinka, has described the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, where many worshippers were killed, as a message to the entire people of South-West. Soyinka made his view known…

A tale that won’t forgive silence: Review of Okey Ndibe’s “Arrows of Rain” at 20 — Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Arrows of Rain by Okey Ndibe; Bookcraft, Ibadan, Nigeria; 20th Anniversary Edition 2021; 230pp Okey Ndibe’s acclaimed debut novel Arrows of Rain was published in Year 2000 as one of the last titles of the esteemed Heinemann African Writers Series. …

Nigeria as a massive crime scene and jostle for presidency, 2023 -Magnus Onyibe

I love Nigeria, I no go lie is a lyric of a popular Nigerian song by the same title written by Wole Soyinka -Nobel laureate and Tunji Oyelana. And the song was sung in the good old days when the…

Setting forth at dawn with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Wole Soyinka did not waste any time at all from the very beginning.  As if ordained right from the womb of his beloved mother Wild Christian, Soyinka was determined to kick aside any obstacle standing in his way from setting…

Exploring the rudiments of Borojah’s law – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

“Shock your wife!” I am only reiterating the law handed down to me by Borojah, a rambunctious neighbour of mine, who claims to be a poet though I’ve never come across a verse written by him.  I do not know…

Of Lagos gentlemen and Abuja patriots -Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

There is a sign that’ll confront an African hunter setting off for the night’s job in a distant forest and he’ll call off the hunt instanta. Like his left toe hitting an object as he saunters out, for instance; or,…

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…

87 spells immortality in the Wole Soyinka canon – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

He was so daring early in life that nobody thought he would live up to 87 years on this earth. But here we are: Professor Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka, that is, Wole Soyinka for short, is 87 today. On my small…

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