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Teju Cole and Tolu Ogunlesi at Cinnamon Cafe.

Teju Cole and Tolu Ogunlesi at Cinnamon Cafe.

Ok, so I saw this event link on Facebook saying Teju Cole and Tolu Ogunlesi were going to be having a literary conversation on Sunday November 27 from 4 to 6 pm at a place called Cinnamon Café on Adetokunbo Ademola in Victoria Island. And I thought, hey, that’d be a nice thing to go … Continue reading Teju Cole and Tolu Ogunlesi at Cinnamon Cafe.

Mr. Henry – the Shitty Postman

Mr. Henry – the Shitty Postman

I always thought postmen were exclusively intelligent, especially about their job; the delicate sorting of numbers on envelopes, the addresses and the safe deliveries of mails. But I was wrong. I had made a conclusion straight from my bedroom. Pathetic! Pa Ikhide, one of Nigeria’s free-willed columnists with the 234next newspaper, promised me a copy … Continue reading Mr. Henry – the Shitty Postman

Arachne’s Web: Lola Shoneyin’s “Baba Segi’s Wives”.

Lola Shoneyin’s world is her portrait of Arachne’s web and it is no more the fault of the butterfly that is caught in than it is the slipup of the spider that spins than it is of the eye that sees all and retains the picture in mind, in print, for posterity. This book makes it into the pack of just a few books published over the last decade that are, without doubt, authentically Nigerian.

Profile of Second Round Judges

Profile of Second Round Judges

Today is the final day of the second round voting for the My Best Nigerian Book Contest. You have till the end of today Thursday 29th July to campaign for the last of the popular votes. The scores from the Judges are coming in. Keep an eye on this space for more information on the scores, total votes and the entries that make it to the last round.

Second Round – My Best Nigerian Book Contest

Second Round – My Best Nigerian Book Contest

Thanks once again to all those that took part in the My Best Nigerian Book writing contest. The entries for the competition are now closed. Twenty-five entries were received featuring no less than fifteen Nigerian Books, including Elechi Amadi’s The Concubine, Buchi Emecheta’s Joys of Motherhood, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple … Continue reading Second Round – My Best Nigerian Book Contest

My Best Nigerian Book Contest

My Best Nigerian Book Contest

NaijaStories.com, in partnership with Farafina Books, Cassava Republic and Dada Books, is pleased to announce another online writing contest titled “My Best Nigerian Book”. The purpose in running this particular contest is to encourage and inspire everyone to read more Nigerian books. Our Partners are publishers in the business of making available and promoting books written … Continue reading My Best Nigerian Book Contest