High cost of books impede reading culture -Afejuku

The 80th birthday of eminent Nigerian avant-garde playwright, Fred Agbeyegbe, was celebrated last week by his co-travellers in the literary arena. One of the Special Guests of the day was the former National Treasurer of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, Professor Tony Afejuku. Himself a poet, essayist and lecturer in the Department of English More...

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By hallmarknews On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Fred Agbeyegbe: Celebrating theatre legend at 80

  ADEBAYO OBAJEMU Fred Agbeyegbe, has many things in common with two giants of the theatre of the 20th century: Bertolt Brecht, the German impressionist dramatist, and Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian playwright More...

By hallmarknews On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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Why I want to become ANA next president — Abdullahi

Interview Denja Abdullahi is Vice President Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA. He spoke with Adeola Ogunrinde on the challenges of publishing in Nigeria and  why he wants to be the next ANA president When did More...

By hallmarknews On Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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Government is not doing enough to promote literature —Azino

Efe Paul Azino is a poet. In this interview with ADEOLA OGUNRINDE he spoke about his project, Lagos Poetry Festival, which comes up in November 2015   For how long have you been writing? I have been writing More...

By hallmarknews On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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A lion in winter: Kongi at 81

Nigeria has very few icons who are celebrated globally and one of such is Professor Wole Soyinka, first black man to win the Nobel prize for literature. Amongst other awards and accolades he has received over the More...

By hallmarknews On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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We raised equity funds for Ake:  The Years of Childhood—–Adeniyi

Dapo Adeniyi is a literary critic and was once a book editor for Daily Independent. He spoke with Adeola Ogunrinde on Piracy and reason for his dramatic production of Wole Soyinka’s memoir,’’ Ake: The years More...

By hallmarknews On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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Nigerians are friendly, energetic and enterprising people – British Council Director

Nigerians are friendly, energetic and enterprising people – British Council Director Connie Price is the Country Director of British Council Nigeria, she has spent half of her career in Africa, in this interview More...

By hallmarknews On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Getting funds to publish is not easy –   Tampo

  Adeola Ogunrinde Preye Victor Tampo is a writer who has published several books , he spoke with Adeola Ogunrinde on the challenges of publishing and his recent book which is about to be launched. Since when More...

By hallmarknews On Monday, June 29th, 2015
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Getting funds to publish is not easy- Tampo

    Preye Victor Tampo is a writer who has published several books , he spoke with Adeola Ogunrinde on the challenges of publishing and his recent book which is about to be launched. Since when have you More...