March 25, 2017

WOLE SOYINKA DENIED POSITION AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Follow Us       Simon Armitage has been appointed as Oxford’s new Professor of Poetry after a controversial contest in which Melvyn Bragg attempted to scupper the chances of a rival candidate. Armitage, the popular poet and broadcaster, secured 1,221 votes – 301 more than his closest rival, Wole Soyinka. Soyinka, the first African […]

NOBEL LAUREATE, WOLE SOYINKA, BLASTS FORMER NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OBASANJO AS AN “INDEFATIGABLE PEDDLER OF LIES”

Follow Us       Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has blasted former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo “master of mendacity,” writer of ‘ignoble fabrication’ and an “indefatigable peddler of lies.”  Soyinka further accused Obasanjo as an ‘irredeemable hypocrite and a liar who delights in denigrating people. Soyinka was replying to the attacks leveled on him […]

NEW WAVE OF AFRICAN WRITERS WITH AN INTERNATIONALIST BENT

Follow Us     More than a decade ago, when the young Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was struggling to get her first novel, “Purple Hibiscus,” published, an agent told her that things would be easier “if only you were Indian,” because Indian writers were in vogue. Another suggested changing the setting from Nigeria to […]

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