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Climbing Yemisi Aribisala’s Snail Tree

I was very curious about Yemisi Aribisala’s book, Long Throat Memoirs, when I first saw it online; those who know me personally already know I am very passionate about food and literature, and this book, which seemed to marry two of my favorite things, had me intrigued. I did a ...

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‘What Should Matter Most To A writer Is Staying Power.’ ‘Easy Motion Tourist’ Writer, Leye Adenle Says In New Interview

Book reviewer, Franklyne Ikediasor recently got together with Easy Motion Tourist writer, Leye Adenle, and they got to talking about his novel and all things literary. Check on it. Franklyne Ikediasor: First of all congratulations on winning the French award Leye Adenle: Thanks 🙂 FI: Would you say that prizes ...

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A Must Read: The Book ‘The Rainbow Household’ Is On Sale

Okay I have read a bit of it and it is good! The Rainbow Household promises to be an enjoyable read. If you doubt me, here’s an excerpt for you to enjoy. EXCERPT: Sir Iweala washed his right hand and dabbed his mouth. “Achebe,” he called. “Yes Papa,” Achebe replied ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Sarah House

Sarah House by Ifeanyi Ajegbo has sat on my bookshelf for two years. I’d purchased it at the Garden City Literary Festival in Port Harcourt in 2014 majorly because it was cheap, and also because it was set in Port Harcourt; and all things about my city fascinate me. I ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Odufa

I was very wary before reading the book Odufa; mostly because the book had a massive PR machine driven majorly by the social media. There was a lot of talk about the book, including a hashtag, but nothing actually on its content. I observed it the way I observe food ...

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50 Shades Author E.L. James Holds Disastrous Q&A On Twitter, New York Times Scathing Review Of New Book ‘Grey’

The Internet, its relative anonymity, and apparent promise of impunity, is always a breeding ground for more-aggressive-than-normal behavior, and the #AskELJames session on Twitter was no exception to the rule. She may have landed herself a movie deal, but despite the relative commercial success of the 50 Shades of Grey ...

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Immanuel James: HOW A LOVE NOTE LED ME TO WOLE SOYINKA

In the evening of December 9, 2006, a little boy had run an errand for me. The courier of my love note, he had been held up longer than necessary in my neighbour’s room, at 7, Esado Street, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos. The recipient was one haunting distraction. (Aware of her incurable ...

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Introducing The Chapbook ‘Phases: Poetry of People’

The chapbook “Phases: Poetry of People” leaves readers to discover the varying depths of poems from its soul. It features no thematic restriction and finds an oeuvre even for poems that straddle the enjambment of Spoken and versified poetry. Poetry is taking a leap and we must come to terms ...

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Farafina Workshop 2015 Call For Submissions

Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from June 16 to June 26, 2015. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Guest writers who will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie are the Caine ...

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TELL A STORY

The rush of air was a like a tantalizing taste of something he would never know. The draft surged into the room through the mangled spot on the window’s netting, wafting to and washing over his face. It lifted the hairs inside his nostrils, relieving his nasal senses of the ...

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