Achebe and Education

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African literature has long been asked to teach readers about their pasts. What if readers learned of their futures instead? The Long ESSay AUTHOR • Alvan A. Ikoku ISSUES • Education, African Literature YEAR • 2019 MONTHS • 2-8 • February-August 2019 The Long ESSay AUTHOR • Alvan A....

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Elections 2019: Nigeria

In February 2019, Nigerian voters head to polling units across the country to elect from a range of candidates: President and National Assembly, with the latter comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives. On this page, we provide information to help readers understand the process.Provided via the link...

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E Iduma and Chike Edozien

The Nigerian authors meet to discuss their writing at the forefront of “Africa’s quiet LGBT revolution” in Boston Brookline Booksmith.   Genre: Readings, Conversations, Fiction, Nonfiction. Venue: Brookline Booksmith, Boston, MA, USA. Dates: December 4, 2018. Sponsors: Brookline Booksmith. Readers/Performers: Emmanuel Iduma, Nigerian fiction writer, essayist, and co-founder of Saraba...

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8th LagosPhoto Festival

This weeks-long, citywide exhibition series is a highlight for many emerging and established visual artists, photographers, audiences, buyers. Genre: Festival, Photography Venue: Lagos, Nigeria Time: November 25 2017 till December 15 2017 Sponsors: Principal sponsors include the British Council, the Goethe Institut, the Ford Foundation, Alliance Francaise, the Mondriaan Fund, and Oando. See fuller...

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Italy Examines Sea Deaths

A Body, Covered, Being Lifted onto Ship As Crew of Men Watch

The flow of migrants from Africa through the Mediterranean continues — and leads to the discovered drowning of women, young, Nigerian apparently. SALERNO, ITALY — The bodies of 26 young women were pulled from the Mediterranean this past Saturday and brought ashore in Italy. They were found floating in the...

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Buchi Emecheta Passes

Woman Facing Camera

Fiction and literature lose a trenchant and influential chronicler of the Nigerian, female and human condition in Buchi Emecheta. LONDON, ENGLAND — The world of African, diaspora, and feminist letters mourns the passing of Buchi Emecheta, the Nigerian female author of more than 20 books, including, most notably, Second...

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Etisalat Prize Shortlist

The Etisalat Prize for Literature has published its shortlist, with judges and readers set to peruse these novels, nominees, oeuvres. LAGOS, NIGERIA — The Etisalat Prize for Literature has just announced its 2016 shortlist. The three shortlisted books are: Jacqui L’Ange's The Seed Thief (Umuzi Publishers, South Africa); Jowhor Ile's And After...

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