Tag: Literature

2022 National Book Award: The Longlist of Black Writers

The longlists for the National Book Awards for 2022 were announced on September 16. On October 4, five finalists will…

James Melbin 3 Min Read

What Makes Bolu Babalola’s Honey and Spice the Romance Book of all Romance Books?

Literature is meant to be a depiction of society. Either directly, in an “in-your-face” capacity, or more subtly. All in…

Difrodah Mnyika 8 Min Read

Ciku Kimani Mwaniki on the Unconventional Path of Self-Publishing

The adoption of self-publishing is on the rise. The era of independence from institutionalised publishing houses is very much upon…

Difrodah Mnyika 14 Min Read

Chimamanda to be a headliner at 2022 New Yorker Festival

Bestselling writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the distinguished writers expected at the 2022 New Yorker Festival, which holds…

James Melbin 3 Min Read

Dike Chukwumerije’s Made In Nigeria Poetry Show Inspired My Patriotism

The Made-In-Nigeria Show is a Spoken Word production by Nigeria’s foremost performance poet, Dike Chukwumerije. The show takes the audience…

Yahuza Bawage 6 Min Read

The Aftermath of War: A Review of Rasaq Malik Gbolahan’s “No Home In This Land”

A famous Yoruba parlance states, "War, even in its smallest form, isn't a feast of pounded yam or cornmeal; it…

Kayode Ayobami 10 Min Read

“Glory”, Book by Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo Shortlisted for Booker Prize (2022)

The Booker Prize shortlist for this year has been revealed. The shortlist's inclusion of the well-known Zimbabwean author of We…

James Melbin 3 Min Read

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Notes on Grief” Shows Me that Grief is a Stranger

It's been roughly two years since the virus shook the world, and for a generation that is gung-ho about being…

Yinka Ashogbon 17 Min Read

Why is Loveth Liberty making poetry that sounds “homemade”?

Loveth Liberty is carefree and full of life. She is talented and grounded. A 3-time poetry slam champion, 2-time talent show…

Haneefah Abdulrahman 13 Min Read
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