THE WHITE ABAYA by SARAH UDOH GROSSFURTHNER

THE WHITE ABAYA by SARAH UDOH GROSSFURTHNER

Moments later a fragment of stained, white fabric rose from the rubble. Limp and forlorn, it fluttered for a second in mid-air before rising up, again. Up and up, the lone piece of abaya climbed, alongside the red-splashed pole, where it was snagged, eventually, by the mangled remains of the electric wire. And there it came to rest, along with other unidentifiable debris. Her stomach […]

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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 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 writers, I congratulate the noble citizens of Port Harcourt for this […]

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ALONG CAME THE BOOK DANCE-DRAMA

ALONG CAME THE BOOK DANCE-DRAMA

‘Obele and the Storyteller’, a dance-drama written by Oladipo Agboluaje, directed by Israel Eboh and produced by  Bikiya Graham Douglas, was performed at a dinner held at the Governor’s lodge on April 23rd . It traced the history of information dissemination in Nigeria from our oral storytelling to the physical and now digital book. This colourful show featured live performances of praise singing, storytelling, traditional […]

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