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  1. Happy World Book Day! + 4000 Books for Nigerian Children

    Today is World Book and Copyright Day (and Night) and we at ZODML couldn't be more excited. This yearly celebration of books, readers, authors, and the laws which protect them is one of our favourites. 2014 is especially exciting for us at it sees bo ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-09 15:22

  2. Diallo’s Testament: Ben Okri's Poem for 1733 Painting of Former Slave

    Nigerian poet, essayist, and novelist Ben Okri was asked by the UK's National Portrait Gallery in September 2013 to write a poem to serve as the caption for a 1733 painting of  Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, a West African Muslim and former slave. The portra ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-09 09:40

  3. "There's More To Africa Than Animals"- Challenging Stereotypes in Children's Books

    Despite the spread of the internet and increasing global interconnectedness, there is still a struggle to present Africa in the media- whether in newspapers, film, or books- as life truly is on the continent today. One organisation working to promote an a ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 10:20

  4. Songs We Love: ZODML's Nigerian Playlist for Work (and Play!)

    Friedrich Nietzsche once said that “Without music, life would be a mistake.” And we agree! At ZODML, music keeps us going while we are hard at work. There’s nothing like plugging in your headphones and turning up your favourite song to give yourself that ...

    morayooshodi - 2015-01-13 10:24

  5. Filmmaker Tunde Kelani Brings Nigerian Literature to Life

    Tunde Kelani is not your average Nollywood director. A film industry veteran with sixteen features to his name, Kelani’s work is informed by the richness of Nigeria’s traditions, literature and theatre, as well as his background as a photographer and BBC ...

    morayooshodi - 2015-01-13 11:01

  6. George Osodi Showcases Nigerian Monarchs for UK Art Exhibit by Dave Agboola

    Nigeria’s traditional monarchs have played an important historical role in shaping and protecting the cultural lives of its people. Although Nigerian monarchies have undergone a lot of changes in the last century, they embody the ancient customs, architec ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 11:05

  7. Happy Birthday Fela Kuti!

    [Tweet ""To be honest and truthful in all endeavours is an experience, not a regret"- Happy Birthday Fela!"] Happy birthday to musical legend and political activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti! Born on this day in 1938 into a well-known Nigeri ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 14:52

  8. WATCH: Sefi Atta Meets Channels Book Club Competition Winner by Dave Agboola

    Remember the Channels Book Club's book review competition for Nigerian teenagers  we blogged about a few months ago?  Eniola Oladipo, a 15 year-old student at  Vivian Fowler Secondary School  in Lagos, won the competition  aimed at promoting a love o ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 15:11

  9. Malala Yousafzai: "A City Without a Library is Like a Graveyard"

    Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize nominee  and winner of the Children's Peace Prize, recently opened a new library in Birmingham, England, where she was flown for medical treatment after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls&# ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 16:36

  10. The Youngest Web Designer at ZODML

    Whiz kid web designer Uche Vivienne Uzor spent the summer interning at ZODML, helping us improve the user experience and design of zodml.org. One of our aims is to encourage self-learning, which is why we make free resources available to our community. Uc ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 16:58