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POEM OF THE WEEK: THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POEM BY EFE PAUL AZINO October 23, 2020 – Posted in: Poetry

Two weeks ago, young Nigerians in most part of the country took to the streets to protest against SARS  – #ENDSARS. However, rather that the government to listen to the cries of the youths and act on the 5for5 request, they mobilized military men to the Lekki Toll Gate and these military men shot at unarmed protesters. That particular gruesome act, now known as the Lekki Massacre, triggered and spread pain, hurt and violence across the…

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Chronicles of the happiest people on Earth: Wole Soyinka’s Forthcoming Novel! October 18, 2020 – Posted in: Books

According to AN EXCLUSIVE from Lagos Review – Wole Soyinka is set to release a new novel after almost 40 years. From what we’ve read, this novel has got everything – friendship and betrayal; faith and treachery; hope and cynicism; murder, mayhem and no shortage of drama, all set against the backdrop of contemporary Nigeria. It has also got plenty of characters, profound insights, witty commentary, and the most elegant language! Chronicles of the happiest…

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POEM OF THE WEEK: REVOLUTION BY WANA UDOBANG October 15, 2020 – Posted in: Poetry

We are currently experiencing a revolution in Nigeria. Youths are speaking up! Everyone is acting, tweeting, re-tweeting, protesting, donating! What a time to be alive in Nigeria! We have decided to begin a weekly poetry series. And it is only right that we begin with this powerful poem by Wana Udobang. In her words – “This poem came to me at a time when I was deeply in need of affirmation.” Enjoy! REVOLUTION BY WANA…

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Louise Glück: Winner – The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 October 11, 2020 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded on the 8th of October to Louise Glück, one of America’s most celebrated poets, for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Some of her works include; The Wild Iris for which she won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 Faithful and Virtuous Night  which won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. According to The NewYork Times, Glück said she was “completely flabbergasted that…

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AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES X CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: ZIKORA – A SHORT STORY October 10, 2020 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

Hello All! We have good news for you! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has written her first piece of fiction since Americanah — and guess what? You can read an excerpt! According to an exclusive report from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, the new work delves into the many complications of childbirth. Amazon Synopsis: The emotional storms weathered by a mother and daughter yield a profound new understanding in a moving short story by the bestselling, award-winning author of Americanah and…

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