Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Adichie is often spoken of in the same breath as Achebe, with many believing she has assumed his creative mantel. She is widely regarded as one of the most important voices to have emerged in contemporary African literature and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.
Bishop  Kukah

“Gullible politicians looking for cheap prophesy are being fed by charlatans who play God”-...

In this explosive interview with The News Chronicle (TNC), Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, bares his mind on a number of...

Lifestyle Of The Armed Herdsmen Is No Longer Sustainable – Barkindo

Recently, Rev. Fr. Athanasius Barkindo, the Director of the Kukah Centre paid a courtesy visit to The News Chronicle, where he spoke extensively with Ologun Opeyemi...

Exposing the Giants: The Global Power Elite

Developing the tradition charted by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic The Power Elite, in his latest book, Professor Peter Phillips starts by reviewing...

Amendment Of The UBE Act 2004 Remains Non Negotiable – CODE

Recently, a coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) including Connected Development (CODE) and Malala Fund called for an amendment to the Universal Basic Education...

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Born in Kamiriithu, Kenya, in 1938, Thiong’o is one of the most celebrated African intellectuals and writers. He has enjoyed international acclaim as a novelist, essayist, playwright, social commentator and activist.

Woman at Point Zero (a book review)

“Woman at Point Zero” is based on a true story about a woman whose struggles to survive poverty end with her facing execution at the same prison where the author herself was held for political activism... Reading for those who wish to understand why women still suffer at the hands of men and society

Nigeria Needs Interim Govt, Suspended Constitution to be Rebranded – Chris Okotie

In an interview with newsmen in Lagos, Pastor of the Household of God International Ministries, Rev. Chris Okotie, opined that Nigeria needs to suspend...

The Face: Cartography of the Void by Chris Abani

Part of a wonderfully eccentric series from Restless Books, Chris Abani’s exploration of his own face is a kind of mini-memoir, unpacking the histories, stories, and genealogies contained (and fetishized) inside this window to the soul. It’s a quick and easy read, a minor work by a major writer, though it will give you a good sense of why you should continue on and sample his poetry—Sanctificum, for example, is magnificent.

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die (A book review)

Izzo presents each lesson with heartfelt responses and anecdotes from these wise elders to illustrate how living each lesson has made them fulfilled and unafraid of death. “Just be yourself” has been the advice of every parent since Polonius. Izzo found that the simple phrase, “be true to yourself,” is the first secret.

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