2016 was indeed a great year in the literary world of Nigeria. It was year in which Nigerians won notable literary awards and competitions, some great authors died and new voices emerged.
We celebrate Flora Nwapa, the Mother of Modern African Literaure
Florence Nwapa was born on the 13th of January 1931. She was a Nigerian author has often been regarded as 'the mother of modern African literature'. Flora is the forerunner the first African woman novelist to be published in Britain and achieve international recognition. Her first novel Efuru was published in 1966 by Heinemann Educational Books.
Writers abound in Nigeria, but we focus on popular and promising ones. These contemporary writers have published works that are recognized locally and internationally. They are talented and poised on the verge of Stardom.
In celebration of Mother’s Day in Nigeria, we remember the women who fought for their belief and dared to excel in a male dominated society. We celebrate our warriors, our mothers, whose actions changed history and those still shaping our society today.
Education, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the action or process of teaching someone, especially in a school, college or university. It further defines education as the knowledge, skill or understanding you get from attending school, college or university.
This week, Maria Ocheja shares an inspiring poem about life hurdles and experiences.
What I Learned
I have seen people drown in their own unshed tears
I have heard that even death cannot eradicate a fiery feud
I hear that people die in silence, but noise is still despised
Even a madman said we are all madmen chasing after the wind
October 14 marks the birthday of American poet E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings. Read some of his renowned poetry on the ZODML blog.
In 1987, Norwegian TV network NRK TV visited Nigeria to interview novelist Flora Nwapa for a series exclusively focused on women writers. The 40-minute documentary covers both Nwapa's professional and personal lives, with scenes showing family gatherings, her office, and village life in her native Imo State.