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Kawe Shorts Episode 1: Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie November 2, 2020 – Posted in: Kawe Shorts

๐—ช๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ~ ๐†๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐’๐š๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌโฃโฃ We recently read Chimamanda’s new work of fiction – ZIKORA! We loved it, we enjoyed talking about it. We loved how the short story had soย  many important themes like; marital rape, abortion, culture, love, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, child labour, child birth, teenage pregnacy etc. Zikora made us…

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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 SARSย  –ย #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 Glรผck: 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 Glรผck, one of Americaโ€™s most celebrated poets, for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.โ€ Some of her works include; The Wild Iris for which she won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 Faithful and Virtuous Night ย which won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. According toย The NewYork Times, Glรผck said she was โ€œcompletely 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 โ€” and guess what? You can read an excerpt! According to an exclusive report fromย 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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Virtual Book Club Hangout with Onochie Onyekwena April 26, 2020 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

The world as we know is now different. Covid-19 came with lots of disruptions and restrictions. Communal gatherings are no longer a thing and social distancing is a language we now speak. As a book club, we have been affected. We can no longer meet as a group, get our books signed, and take pictures with authors. What do you do in times like this? You seek alternatives and you adapt. We are grateful for…

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March 2020: The Orchid Protocol by Onochie Onyekwena March 9, 2020 – Posted in: Book Of The Month, Uncategorized

We are super delighted to announce that for the month of March, we are reading The Orchid Protocol by Onochie Onyekwena. The Blurb: DCT agent Patrick Emenalo returns to work on the same day there is a bombing at a popular fast food joint in Lagos. Dark Cell, a terrorist group, claims responsibility and demands the release of Red Baron, arms smuggler and crime boss. Patrick, caught in a game whose rules are set by…

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February 2020: Better Never Than Late by Chika Unigwe February 22, 2020 – Posted in: Book Of The Month

We are super delighted to announce that for the month of February, we are reading ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ž by Chika Unigwe. Better Never Than Late charts the unconventional lives and love affairs of a group of Nigerian migrants, making their way in Belgium. The collection is centered around Prosperous and her husband Agu, and the various visitors who gather at their apartment each week. These interconnected stories explore their struggles and triumphs, from unhappy…

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December Author Spotlight : Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani December 5, 2019 – Posted in: Author Spotlight, Uncategorized

Adaobi Tricia Obinne Nwaubani is a Nigerian novelist, humorist, essayist and journalist. Her debut novel, I Do Not Come to you by Chance, won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Africa), a Betty Trask First Book award, and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of 2009. Her debut Young Adult novel, Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, based on interviews with girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, was…

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