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Ake Festival, Nigeria - where kids want to fly in colour

Ake Festival, Nigeria – where kids want to fly in colour

December saw the first Ake Arts & Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. British writer Christie Watson was one of many authors taking part. This is her report, first published on BookBrunch. We arrived at Lagos International Airport, a group of poets, novelists, artists, a graphic novelist, activists, some of whom were frequent visitors to Nigeria,...
No Condition is Permanent – An interview with Chinua Achebe

No Condition is Permanent – An interview with Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe is celebrating his 80th birthday on November 16, 2010. Born and raised in the eastern section of what later became Nigeria, he came to fame in 1958 with the publication of his first novel, Things Fall Apart. The success of that novel, along with his profound thinking on the role of the writer...