The race for the 2013 edition of the prestigious Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), which kicked off February, 2013, came to a positive conclusion Wednesday with The Sahara Testament authored by Tade Ipadeola, emerging winner. The Ibadan based legal practitioner and poet,Tade Ipadeola who was born in 1970 […]
Jalaa Writers’ Collective will soon start accepting manuscript submissions. Do you have a completed manuscript that you believe is good enough for publication? Watch this space for more information.
I first encountered A. Igoni Barrett here at The Millions, with his autobiographical essay, “I Want To Be A Book.” The title of that essay drew me in, as did the title of his debut short story collection, Love Is Power, Or Something Like That. In “I Want To Be A Book,” the essay’s title refers to the author’s […]
The true shape of A. Igoni Barrett’s Love Is Power, or Something Like That isn’t readily apparent from its opening story, “The Worst Thing That Happened.” It focuses on an aging woman, Ma Bille, who is preparing for the latest in a series of eye operations. She thinks about her children—some, like her, live in […]
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