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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Ouattara and Macron Launch

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Presidents Ouattara of Ivory Coast and Macron of France meet to launch the construction of the Abidjan’s first metro train. ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST — Following the AU-EU Summit being held in Abidjan, Presidents Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast and Emmanuel Macron of France officially launched the construction of the...

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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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Salomé Karwah Passes

Female Health Worker in Uniform Poses with Arms Crossed

As a survivor then carer during Liberia’s 2014-15 Ebola epidemic, Karwah inspired many; so does her death during childbirth — anguishing, preventable, sobering and focusing of attention on more chronic (though no less urgent) ailments, such as those afflicting healthcare systems in West Africa and low-resource communities. MONROVIA, LIBERIA — On...

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Buchi Emecheta Passes

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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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Forthcoming

More news, information, essays, and media are forthcoming for this section, to be regularly updated — do return here soon. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Please do return for the publication of work in progress in this section. . Filed under:

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