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Kenyan Author Binyavanga Wainaina Dies At 48

Kenyan Author  Binyavanga Wainaina Dies At 48

We mourn the passing of African literary force and LGBTQI+ activist Binyavanga Wainaina. The Caine prize winner has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering from a stroke. Author and playwright, Binyavanga Wainaina was born in 1971 in Nakuru County, Kenya and went on to live a colorful life. He did his undergraduate […]

Literary Icons And Human Rights Activists To Gather In Honour Of Renowned Journalist, Kunle Ajibade

Literary Icons And Human Rights Activists To Gather In Honour Of Renowned Journalist, Kunle Ajibade

Journalists, literary giants and members of the human rights family will converge on Lagos this Wednesday to celebrate one of their own, Kunle Ajibade. Ajibade, a renowned journalist and author, has functioned as a crucial actor within the Nigerian media space over the last three decades. He turns 60, today, May 28. To honour him […]

Nnedi Okorafor Calls Out NollyWood Producers To Create Stronger Female Characters

Nnedi Okorafor Calls Out NollyWood Producers To Create Stronger Female Characters

Acclaimed Nigerian-American science fiction writer, Nnedi Okorafor has called on Nollywood creative stakeholders to write more complex female characters for films. Okorafor, who was recently commissioned to write spin-off comics for the ‘Dora Milaje’ warriors of the successful film ‘Black Panther’, made the call on her twitter page @Nnedi on Tuesday. She wrote, “Dear Nollywood, […]

Chimamanda Adichie To Receive Honorary Degree From Duke University

Chimamanda Adichie To Receive Honorary Degree From Duke University

Chimamanda Adichie, alongside five others, will receive honorary degrees at the Duke University, a private research institution in California, US. The event, which will hold on May 13, is part of the school’s graduation ceremony. This is not the first honorary degree to be received by the novelist. In 2017, she was a doctor of […]

Literary Icon, Buchi Emecheta Dies In London

Literary Icon, Buchi Emecheta Dies In London

Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta one of the most popular and celebrated African writers has died at the age of 72 in London. The Nigerian novelist based in Britain since 1960, wrote several plays, autobiographies and children stories. The continent mourns the death of an African icon and tributes continue to pour in. Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” […]

Scholars Mourn Foremost Novelist, Okpewho At 74

Scholars Mourn Foremost Novelist, Okpewho At 74

Reactions have continued to trail the demise of Africa’s foremost scholar of oral literature and award-winning novelist, Isidore Okpewho. He died at the age of 74 in Binghamton, New York, on Sunday. According to a critic and Okpewho’s former colleague at the University of Ibadan (UI) and Dean of Arts, Bowen University, Prof. Dan Izevbaye, […]