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INTERVIEW WITH THE WIFE OF THE ACTING PRESIDENT, MRS. DOLAPO OSINBAJO

INTERVIEW WITH THE WIFE OF THE ACTING PRESIDENT, MRS. DOLAPO OSINBAJO

On Friday last week, the wife of the acting president, Her Excellency, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo was interviewed by Mrs. Koko Kalango (Founder, Rainbow Book Club) and Mr. Kunle kasumu (Channels Book Club presenter) for her book and the RBC Book-of-the-Month (February 2016) ‘They Call me Mama’. see below pictures from the Interview       Save

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FEBRUARY BOOK OF THE MONTH: NIGGER AT ETON by DILLIBE ONYEAMA

FEBRUARY BOOK OF THE MONTH: NIGGER AT ETON by DILLIBE ONYEAMA

To commemorate Black History month, Join the Rainbow Book Club for its February reading on Saturday 25th at the Port Harcourt Book Centre (after Obi Wali Centre, beside Air Assault Golf Course, G.U. Ake Road) by 2pm. Book in focus: Nigger at Eton by Dillibe Onyeama Copies of the book are available for sale at Chapters Bookshop, 46 Ekenewon Street (Whitney Plaza) Orazi, Port Harcourt.

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RAINBOW REMEMBERS ELECHI AMADI

RAINBOW REMEMBERS ELECHI AMADI

On Saturday 26th November, Alliance Francaise Port Harcourt was teaming with Nigerian and expatriate guests who poured in to pay respect to the memory of Elechi Amadi in this city where he lived and which inspired much of his writing. Elechi Amadi, one of Africa’s most important writers, died in July this year, at the age of 82. The programme was an Art Exhibition and […]

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HOW TO GET NIGERIA READING AGAIN by ELECHI AMADI

HOW TO GET NIGERIA READING AGAIN by ELECHI AMADI

365 days before Port Harcourt took over as UNESCO World Book Capital City 2014, a project that was successfully delivered by the Rainbow Book Club, a press conference held at the instance of the Rivers State Government. On that occasion, Elechi Amadi shared his thoughts on how to encourage a reading culture in Nigeria. Below are excerpts from that speech. On behalf of my fellow […]

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ELECHI AMADI’S PORT HARCOURT – AN INTERVIEW WITH KOKO KALANGO

ELECHI AMADI’S PORT HARCOURT – AN INTERVIEW WITH KOKO KALANGO

Koko Kalango- What inspires you to write? How much has your work been inspired by this city? Elechi Amadi– A powerful continual inner urge which is inexplicable. My fourth novel Estrangement is based mainly in Port Harcourt with occasional inroads into the village. My plays Pepper Soup and Dancer of Johannesburg are both based in Port Harcourt and partly in Calabar. In my war diary […]

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RAINBOW REVIEWS ‘LIVING HISTORY’ BY HILLARY CLINTON

RAINBOW REVIEWS ‘LIVING HISTORY’ BY HILLARY CLINTON

This week America goes to the poll to elect its 45th president. The race is being keenly contested by former First Lady and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and business tycoon and TV producer, Donald Trump. In August, Trumps Book Trump 101 was the Rainbow Book Club Book-of-the-month. This month, the book club is reading Hillary Clinton’s Living History. Veterant journalist, Lindsay Barrett, wrote a […]

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RAINBOW WRITERS SHORTLISTED FOR NLNG PRIZE

RAINBOW WRITERS SHORTLISTED FOR NLNG PRIZE

Nigeria’s most prestigious literary prize sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited has announced its three finalists from 173 entries and a shortlist of 11, for this year’s prose-fiction cash award of $100,000. The contenders for the prize, Elnathan John, Unigwe Chika and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, have been part of Rainbow Book Club projects in one capacity or another. Elnathan John’s, shortlisted book Born on a Tuesday, […]

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RAINBOW REVIEWS ‘TRUMP 101’ BY DONALD TRUMP

RAINBOW REVIEWS ‘TRUMP 101’ BY DONALD TRUMP

PERSONAL ATTITUDES TOUTED AS GENERAL PRINCIPLES: TRUMP’S TRICKS OF THE TRADE A Book Review by Lindsay Barrett   TITLE: TRUMP 101: The Way To Success AUTHOR: Donald J. Trump PUBLISHER: Trump University (now closed) New York One of the first facts that we must make clear is that this work was originally published by the notoriously self-important real estate tycoon who is now the Republican […]

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PORT HARCOURT WORLD BOOK CAPITAL PRESENTS AT WROCLAW WORLD BOOK CAPITAL

PORT HARCOURT WORLD BOOK CAPITAL PRESENTS AT WROCLAW WORLD BOOK CAPITAL

At the foot of the Sudety Mountain and on the Oder River, seats Wroclaw, one of Poland’s oldest and most beautiful cities. Wroclaw has twelve islands, one hundred and twelve bridges and a population of almost 636,000 people. ‘The rich, stormy history of the city is inscribed in its walls’ someone wrote, citing the Cathedral Island, The Old Town Hall and the Centennial Hall, a […]

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THE BOOK, THE MISSING GIRLS AND THE CHANGE AGENDA – commemorating World Book and Copyright Day

THE BOOK, THE MISSING GIRLS AND THE CHANGE AGENDA – commemorating World Book and Copyright Day

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title from one World Book and Copyright Day to another, during […]

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