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Author Of The Week

Toyin Falola   Toyin Omoyeni Falola is our celebrated author for this week! Falola was born on the 1st of January 1953 in Ibadan, he is a Nigerian historian and a professor of African Studies. Toyin Falola earned his B.A. and Ph.D. (1981) in History at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria and of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. Falola […]

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Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, the most news trending Nigerian Writer admonishes Nigerians to cultivate a reading habit in order to curb social media disadvantages and rumors. Soyinka gave the admonition in Badagry at the unveiling of an art gallery in commemoration of his 85th birthday. “Never Turn Your Back On An Opportunity Or Chance […]

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April Writing Contest

The Inspire Us Contest is calling West African writers to submit stories around the theme of empowering women. Organized by Worldreader, this contest will select and digitally publish 10 stories as part of the Inspire Us Collection. The goal of this collection of stories is to positively influence gender social norms and stereotypes across West […]

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The Road to Libya

World Anti slavery Day The Road to Libya is a short story dedicated to modern day slavery, common in Nigeria, mostly amongst the people of Edo and Delta states of the South-south region.  Written by Ejiro Omokri. Tonia had told me that the land is green across the waters, I remember her very words, ‘babe […]

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Collins Offiong publishes his first Novel ‘Home is a Distant Dot’

A very Much anticipated and awaited step from the remarkable short story writer and Whilom Nigerian journalist, Collins Offiong who published his first novel titled Home is a Distant Dot in the Early end of this year 2018. It is no doubt that an extract from his book will leave any reader salivating for more! […]

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Ouida Books Signs New Author

Ouidabooks signs contract with Ayo Oyeku Just as much as celebrities are announced or celebrated when signed into new labels we celebrate authors newly signed into a publishing house especially here on litNaija. Celebrating with Ouida Books and Ayo Oyeku. Ouida Books on the 13th of October announced on Twitter, the successful new signing in […]

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Chimamanda’s creative writing workshop returns

Chimmanda Ngozi Adiche returns with the Chimamanda Creative Writing workshop now called the  Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop this year, just like she promised, she is back and better. This time, the Chimamanda Creative Writing workshop has returned as the Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop. It is also sponsored by Trace Nigeria, a […]

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11 year old Munachi Mbonu publishes her first books

kid Author; Munachi Mbonu publishes two books The books Concealed and Chidubem: A child of destiny was launched on the 15th of July, written by the 11 year old Munachi Mbonu, a primary six graduate of  the Grande Oakbridge Montessori School, Lekki where she graduated as the head girl of her school. Munachi when interviewed said Concealed, […]