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OKE WINS NIGERIAN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

OKE WINS NIGERIAN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Prof. Ayo Banjo, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, announced Ikeogu Oke as the winner of the 2017 edition for his poetry collection- The Heresiad. Mr. Oke emerged as the winner from the 184 entries received this year and would be taking home a cash prize of $100, 000. Prof. Banjo commended the judges for their thoroughness in the selection […]

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OCTOBER 2017 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH IS ZAPP!: THE LIGHTNING OF EMPOWERMENT by JEFF COX AND WILLIAM C. BYHAM.

OCTOBER 2017 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH IS ZAPP!: THE LIGHTNING OF EMPOWERMENT  by JEFF COX AND WILLIAM C. BYHAM.

”Empowerment is the answer, and its easier to achieve than you may think. In this motivating book, you will find specific strategies designed to help you empower your empoyees daily. More concrete than other works on participative management, Zapp! shows you how to encourage responsibility, acknowledgment and creativity, so that employees feel that they ”own” their jobs. With hands-on examples, you will learn the basics […]

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RAINBOW BOOK CLUB UNCOVERS WHY ‘FUNNY MEN CANNOT BE TRUSTED’

RAINBOW BOOK CLUB UNCOVERS WHY ‘FUNNY MEN CANNOT BE TRUSTED’

Tolu Akinyemi’s book ‘Funny Men Cannot be Trusted’ was Rainbow Book Club’s Book-of-the-month for September 2017.On Saturday 30th of this month, Rainbow held a book reading to discuss why ‘Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted’ at Le Meridien, Ogeyi Place. The author’s humorous description of the roles, failures and character of men in the society, especially as it concerns family and relationship, sparked conversations with people […]

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RAINBOW BOOK CLUB BIDS FAREWELL TO ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DIRECTOR

RAINBOW BOOK CLUB BIDS FAREWELL TO ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DIRECTOR

Alliance Francaise (AF) of Port Harcourt has been a partner to Rainbow Book Club since it kicked off its ‘Get Nigeria Reading again!’ campaign with Chimamanda Adichie in 2005. On that occasion the author held a reading with over 100 students at the Alliance Franciaise premises then on Azikiwe Street. The following year AF also partnered Rainbow when we hosted Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. During […]

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RAINBOW PARTNERS NYSC RIVERS STATE TO IMPACT SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

RAINBOW PARTNERS NYSC RIVERS STATE TO IMPACT SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

On the 29th of September, the Editorial board Community Development Service of the National Youth Service Corps, Rivers State, organised an oratory contest for secondary school students. Rainbow Book Club partnered in this programme that set to engage students in proffering solutions to Nigeria’s challenges. The topic for the debate was – ‘Agriculture versus oil: what is the best means of adding value to Nigerian […]

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SEPTEMBER 2017 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH is FUNNY MEN CANNOT BE TRUSTED by TOLU AKINYEMI

SEPTEMBER 2017 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH is FUNNY MEN CANNOT BE TRUSTED by TOLU AKINYEMI

‘Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted’ is the witty yet poignant third instalment in the unconventional ‘Poetry for people who hate poetry’ series. It is a collection that humorously melds the trivial and the serious. It’s introduced with an exploration of the roles, foibles, and failures of men and fathers in relationships and families’

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WHY YOU MUST ‘NEVER LOOK AN AMERICAN IN THE EYE’ –RAINBOW REVIEWS OKEYNDIBE’S BOOK.

WHY YOU MUST ‘NEVER LOOK AN AMERICAN IN THE EYE’ –RAINBOW REVIEWS OKEYNDIBE’S BOOK.

A striking memoir by Okey Ndibe titled Never Look an American in the Eye caught the attention of the Rainbow Book Club and it was her August book-of-the-month. Building on the educative, interesting, humorous and informative nature of the book, the Rainbow Book Club reviewed it on Saturday, 26th of August at Le Meridien Ogeyi Place, G.R.A Port Harcourt. The book made for an interesting […]

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GIMBA KAKANDA QUALIFIES FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS IOWA WRITING PROGRAMME

GIMBA KAKANDA QUALIFIES FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS IOWA WRITING PROGRAMME

Nigerian Writer, columnist, and commentator on politics and life, Gimba Kakanda, the author of the poetry collection, Safari Pants, has been selected for the 2017 Iowa International Writing Program, IWP, and residency at the University of Iowa, United States. This news was announced on the project’s website where we learnt that 25 other writers from across the world will also be part of this programme. […]

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RAINBOW BOOK CLUB TARGETS POOR COMMUNITIES IN LAGOS.

RAINBOW BOOK CLUB TARGETS POOR COMMUNITIES IN LAGOS.

To spread the joy of reading, the Rainbow Book Club (RBC) ran a summer programme for children in an indigent community in Lagos this summer. RBC founder, Mrs Koko Kalango, led a team of 4 pre-university student volunteers to run the programme at Bethesda School in the Ikota community. Bethesda Child Support Agency, an NGO established in 2004 has set up 4 primary schools and 2 secondary schools […]

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BEHOLD, ‘THE RIVERS STATE OF MY DREAMS’ – Winners of the Jubilee essay competition emerge’

BEHOLD, ‘THE RIVERS STATE OF MY DREAMS’  – Winners of the Jubilee essay competition emerge’

The essay competition organized by the Rainbow Book Club on the 27th of May 2017 uncovered some young talented writers among children in Primary and Secondary Schools in Port Harcourt Rivers State. The competition was on the topic ‘The Rivers State of my Dreams’ and it was to celebrate the Children’s Day and the Rivers State Golden Jubilee. After much deliberation, the judges came up with a […]

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