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Lesley Nneka Arimah wins £10,000 Caine Prize

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 09/07/2019 - 17:09

Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’, published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern‘s Issue 53. She is the sixth Nigerian to win the Caine prize

In 2016, Arimah was shortlisted for the Caine prize £10,000 prize in 2016, for the title story of her collection, and in 2017, for “Who Will Greet You at Home?”

Excerpt from Nnedi Okorafor’s latest Novel ‘Broken Places & Outer Spaces’

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 04/07/2019 - 16:40

Nnedi Okorafor, the prolific science fiction, fantasy and magical realism writer has written her first nonfiction, a memoir, Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected. The novel was published on 18 June, 2019 by Simon & Schuster imprint TED Books. It is her 15th book in 14 years, since her 2005 debut.

Character Analysis in Frank Ogodo's Harvest of Corruption 1

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 02/07/2019 - 16:40

Harvest of Corruption is a play that revolves around Aloho, a naïve and jobless university graduate, desperately searching for a job. Her meeting with Ochuole, a notorious old school mate of hers leads to a series of events.

The major characters are Aloho, Ochuole, Chief Ade Haladu-Amaka, Ogeyi, Madam Hoha and  ACP Yakubu. The other characters are minor characters.


Health Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 27/06/2019 - 17:18

Cod liver oil is extracted from the livers of cod fish, it is high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and D and more.  It is packed with a lot of nutrients that are pivotal to our neurological, cardiovascular and reproductive health.

Here are some benefits of cod liver oil.

Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Cod liver fish oil is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids

Helps Prevent Heart Disease

Cod liver oil helps treat high blood pressure and helps to balance cholesterol levels.

Poet and founder of the Stiwanist movement- Molara Ogundipe passes on at 78

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 16:56

Molara Ogundipe- Leslie, a professor, poet, social critic and feminist thinker has passed on. She died on Tuesday, 18 June, 2019, aged 78. She wrote an essay- Stiwanism where she argued that “African women must theorize their own feminisms“…“There can be no liberation of African society without the liberation of African women.” (Stiwanism, 208,209)

5 Natural Antibiotics you don't know

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 21/06/2019 - 15:10

The immune system of your body is what helps it fight against infections and diseases and there are some foods that can aid it. Below are some foods and herbs that are antibiotic.



Garlic cloves can be an effective treatment against bacteria and infections. According to research, it can be used in the treatment of tuberculosis, flu, cold, diabetes and more.



10 Things you need to know About ZODML

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 18/06/2019 - 17:15

Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries – ZODML is a nongovernmental organisation that aims at providing free channels through which Nigerians can access information and learning tools to acquire knowledge. Our head library is at Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

• ZODML is a free library

• We have set up a total of 29 libraries in Public Primary Schools in Lagos and Anambra State, Nigeria.

• Our D.E.A.R. Time initiative provides book boxes in every class, thereby giving the students access books to read every day.

President Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 13/06/2019 - 10:50


All praise is due to GOD Almighty, who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened. Twenty years ago, a democratically elected government took over from the military in a historic transfer of political power for our country.



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