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20 budding writers make it to GTBank Dusty Manuscript shortlist

Twenty budding authors have been selected for the GTBank Dusty Manuscript Contest. The judges, which include renowned authors Eghosa Imasuen, Yejide Kilanko and Toni Kan, as well as Brittle Paper editor Dr. Ainehi Edoro-Glines, carefully selected the top 20 entries based on originality, language, grammar, narrative strength, coherence and dramatic intensity. The selected entries are: Devil‘s Pawn …

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3 Nigerians shortlisted for Short Story Day Africa 2017/2018

Nine writers have been shortlisted for Short Story Africa’s $800 prize. Among the nominees are three Nigerians: Michael Agugom, Innocent Chizaram Ilo and Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor. The theme for this current competition, announced in 2017, is Identity abbreviated ID, which has dual meanings. On one hand, it stands for Identity and on the other hand, it …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addresses Harvard Class of 2018

Writer and speaker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, gave the College’s class day address to the Harvard Class of 2018 about lies and outrage culture on Wednesday. Chimamanda, characteristically, had a lot of jokes, but also a lot of insight. She discussed the outrage of canceling culture, urging the graduates to take note of context and intent. …

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Prolific author, Philip Roth dies at 85

Philip Roth, the prolific, protean, and blackly comic novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature died on Tuesday night at a hospital in Manhattan at the age of 85. Philip Roth died of congestive heart failure. In Roth’s lifetime, he had homes in Manhattan and Connecticut. In the course of a very long …

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Dolapo Oni Sijuwade is set to perform on stage in London

Media personality and actress, Dolapo Oni Sijuwade to star in Play Adaptation of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives in London in July. Dolapo Oni Sijuwade will be starring in the stage play adaptation of the well-read novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin. Other cast includes Jumoke Fashola (Inspirit, …

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Literary Tuesday: A review of Gabrielle Union’s We’re Going to Need More Wine- Stories of power, race, gender and fame

We’re Going to Need More Wine is “a book of essays as raw and honest anyone has ever produced.” — Lena Dunham. In We’re Going to Need More Wine, Gabrielle Union tells personal and true stories of power, race, gender, feminism, and fame. Gabrielle tackles a range of experiences which includes social acceptance, bullying, sex miseducation, growing …

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