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Shortlist for 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 16:09

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is one of the most respected, most celebrated and most successful literary awards in the world. Founded in 1996, it celebrates the very best full length fiction written by women all over the world.

Nigeria's Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀'s debut novel Stay With Me is one of the shortlisted book amongst others.

2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Children's Day: Dyslexia in Children

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 26/05/2017 - 15:21

Children’s Day is here again!, Children are our treasure and we love them, they are the leaders of tomorrow and Children's Day is a chance for all of us to celebrate them.

As we commemorate, here is a little information about dyslexia in children that you need to know...

Dyslexia in Children

Jowhor Ile wins Etisalat Prize for Literature

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 24/05/2017 - 16:43

Nigerian writer, Jowhor Ile, has been announced winner of the 2016 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, for his novel And After Many Days. Etisalat prize is the most prestigious literature prize for first-time fiction writers of African origin.

Ile received a prize of £15,000 and an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen among several other rewards.

What Your Reading Habits Say About You

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 23/05/2017 - 16:46

Reading eases stress, helps you sleep better and makes you feel empowered.

What you read reflects your personality in one way or the other. Your love for fiction, non-fiction, newspapers or magazines says a lot about you.

Guess what! Research has shown that those who read fiction are kind, empathetic, and display more positive social traits than those who do not.


Kinds of Readers

Today is World Hypertension Day

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 17:09

The World Hypertension Day was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has become an annual event ever since. The purpose of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to the prevent and control of the silent killer which is gradually becoming a modern epidemic.

The theme for World Hypertension Day is Know Your Numbers with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.

What is Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure?

20 Motivational Quotes by Nigerian Writers

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 11/05/2017 - 17:26

Here are some motivational quotes by a few Nigerian Writers. Enjoy!

  • “The fault, of course, is not in religion, but in the fanatic of every religion. Fanaticism remains the greatest carrier of the spores of fear, and the rhetoric of religion, with the hysteria it so readily generates, is fast becoming the readiest killing device of contemporary times.

- Wole Soyinka

The Effect of Anxiety on Relationships

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 17:55

Anxiety is a nervous disorder marked by excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behaviour or panic attacks. Anxiety can cause feelings of fear, sense of unease and tension.

It may take a while before an individual recognizes signs or symptoms of anxiety, but if not properly handled, it can affect the individual physically, psychologically, and behaviourally.

Effects of Anxiety on Relationships


An Excerpt from Chimamanda Adiche's Dear Ijeawele

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:38

From the best-selling author of Americanah, We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun comes a powerful new revealation about Today's feminism —written as a letter to a friend.

Nigerian Wins 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 03/05/2017 - 16:37

Romeo Oriogun has been named winner of the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize.

The Prize is a partnership between Brunel and Commonwealth Writers, and works closely with Kwame Dawes and the African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) at the University of Nebraska. It is aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. It is open to African poets worldwide who have not yet published a full poetry collection.

8 Must Reads for Workers Day

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 09:32

Today is Workers Day!, Thrill yourself with these books by Brilliant Nigerian Writers who are scaling new heights. Enjoy!


Title: Kings and Not Slaves

Author: Ola Osibodu



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