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Niyi Osundare To Deliver 2022 NNMA Winner Lecture, Dec.7

Niyi Osundare To Deliver 2022 NNMA Winner Lecture, Dec.7

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The lecture for the 2022 winners of the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) will be given by Professor Niyi Osundare. To take place in Abuja on December 7, 2022, the topic is, “Poetry​ And​ The​ Human​ Voice”. “It will be taking place within the context of the Annual Forum of NNMA Laureates,” Osundare told The Guardian. He was the 2014 recipient of NNMA, Nigeria’s highest recognition for distinguished academic and creative achievement. The poet, dramatist, critic, essayist, and media columnist has authored over 20 books of poetry, two books of selected poems (with individual poems in over 70 journals and magazines across the world), four plays, a book of essays, and numerous monographs and articles on literature, language, culture, and society. He regards his calling as a writer and hi...
ANA Announces 2022 Prize Shortlist

ANA Announces 2022 Prize Shortlist

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The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has announced the shortlists for its 2022 Literary Prizes.  According to the organization, the winners will be announced at the award dinner on October 29th, 2022. The association founded by Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, in 198, aims to promote Nigerian literature in Nigeria and the Diaspora. The shortlist and respective categories are: ANA PROSE PRIZE Deportee – Ikenna Okeh If They Tell the Story – Ndidi Chiazor Enenmor Glasshouse – Sumaila Isah Umaisha ANA POETRY PRIZE I know a thing or two about Madness – Stanley Ejiogu The Lilt of the Rebel – Obari Gomba Memory and the Call of Waters – S. Sueddie Vershima Agema Chant of the Angry – Kabura Zakama Dance of A Savage – Charles Akinsete ANA DRAMA PRIZE The...
Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond, Philips Dybvig Awarded Nobel Prize In Economics

Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond, Philips Dybvig Awarded Nobel Prize In Economics

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday decided to award the 2022 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Ben S. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond, and Philip H. Dybvig “for research on banks and financial crises.” Bernanke is an American economist who served as the 14th chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014. After leaving the Fed, he was appointed a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve’s response to the late-2000s financial crisis, for which he was named the 2009 Time Person of the year. Before becoming Federal Reserve chairman, Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University, and chaired the departments of economics there from 1996 to Septem...
Ada The Country: The Story Of The Nigerian Urban Woman

Ada The Country: The Story Of The Nigerian Urban Woman

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Behind the finesse of the average Nigerian urban woman are stories of pain, anguish, restoration, and survival. Ada The Country - These are the stories amplified through Doyenne Circle’s critically acclaimed musical, Ada the Country. The musical is produced as a therapy for the healing of women who have undergone abuse, pain, and trauma because of their gender. The musical which was staged live over the Easter holidays at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos tells the story of Ada, a character played by ace Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, who loses her 9-month-old daughter and property in a fire incident which she barely survives herself. The traumatic experience sends her into depression but with the support of women across different generations, who have been through suc...
2022 World Book Day: 243 Public School Libraries Digitalised

2022 World Book Day: 243 Public School Libraries Digitalised

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...As stakeholders call for improved reading culture. Students in Lagos State have been enjoined to make reading a continuous exercise if they desire to solve future leadership challenges, just as 243 Public School Libraries have been digitalized across the State. This was revealed by  the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Philip Wahab at the celebration of the Year 2022 World Book Day by the Office of the Special Adviser on Education(OSAE) in collaboration with the Lagos State Library Board with the theme: "You're a Reader" In his remarks, Barrister Tokunbo Philip Wahab represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Special Adviser on Education (OSAE), Mr. Adeniran Waheed Kasali harped on the importance of reading.  He said " The World Boo...
ANA Calls For Chinua Achebe Prize For Literature Entries

ANA Calls For Chinua Achebe Prize For Literature Entries

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Applications for the second edition of the Chinua Achebe Prize for Nigerian Fiction are now open. This is a prize awarded to Nigerian novelists based either at home or abroad. The prize was launched by the Anambra State Government in July 2021 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), founded in 1981 by Professor  Chinua Achebe. The second edition of the 1 million naira prize will be awarded during the ANA International Convention in November 2022. The prize is open to only novels published between 2021 and 2022. Unpublished works are not eligible for the Chinua Achebe Prize. Only one novel per author will be considered in any one year.  The deadline for entries is June 12, 2020 Interested authors should send 6 published copies of their works, ...
ZEITZ MOCAA, GUCCI Celebrates Global Black Experience In New Art Exhibition

ZEITZ MOCAA, GUCCI Celebrates Global Black Experience In New Art Exhibition

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… Announce The First Annual Fundraising Gala  The annual event whose theme is  ‘Art & Opulence’ is inspired by a new exhibition and is a celebration of the global Black experience. While the Gala takes place in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, 19 November 2022 Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) and longstanding partner Gucci are pleased to announce the museum’s first annual fundraiser event to be held on Saturday, 19 November 2022. Inspired by When We See Us, the new exhibition opening at the institution on November 20, the gala, themed “Art & Opulence”, will see notable figures from the art, fashion, film and entertainment industries join Zeitz MOCAA to celebrate contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Gucci has long been a supporter of t...