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The Awakened African
Tony Akudinobi, poet, musician, visual thinker and
convener of African Design Roundtable shows off
his furniture designs and the thoughts behind
Tributes for Chinua Achebe
Writers pay their last respects as the author of
Things Fall Apart is laid to rest in his hometown.
A Colonist Discovers the
By Isidore Emeka Uzoatu
Ashikiwe Adione-Egom, the
Chuks Isiugo remembers The New Gong columnist
renowned economist, Ashikiwe Adione-Egom, who
The Motor-Park Economist as
a Work Colleague
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu writes on his working days with
Adewale Maja-Pearce reflects on the fate of
children as desperation rules in Nigeria.
Imasuen: Writing and the
Challenge of History
Eghosa Imasuen, author of To St. Patrick, a
he describes as the alternate history of
this interview with Henry Onyema,
literature and the challenge posed
Naiwu Osahon Argues for
Renowned author and Pan-Africanist campaigner,
Naiwu Osahon, writes on the merits of single-term
Henry Onyema interviews Uche Peter Umez on
writers and writing.
'Used Books On My My Shelf'
Isidore Emeka Uzoatu reminisces on his mounting
barn of used books.
Book Project: Issues in
Contemporary Nigerian Art
The New Gong plans to publish a book of essays
on current issues in Nigerian art. If you wish to be
part of it, click on this link
Emeagwali Writes for The
Renowned scientist and one of the acclaimed
fathers of the Internet, Philip Emeagwali, in the
following series of articles reflects on Nigeria
Africa's future 50 years after
Nigerian musician, Nneka Egbuna, harks to an
amalgam of influences but then makes them
Nigeria and the South
Atlantic Market Bridge
Peter Alexander (Ashikiwe) Egom writes on the
potentials of cross-Atlantic cooperation between
Africa and its diaspora.
Nigerian Literature at 50:
A Coat of Many Colours
Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema reviews the
progress on Nigerian literature since
independence in 1960.
The Poetry of Ebuka
Young poet and law student, Ebuka Ezenduka,
makes his debut with verses about things common.
Tribute to Ibrahim ben
Mallam of Mallams
Peter Alexander (Ashikiwe) Egom has a vivid
of his first encounter with Ibrahim Tahir,
scholar and author of The Last
Imam, who died
Congo and Sudan:
Mahmood Mamdani's keynote delivery at the Odia
Ofeimun Lecture, to mark the poet's 60 years, is
full of lessons and invocations for Nigeria from
other African examples.
Miano cries foul over
of her book by
Cameroonian writer Leonora Miano signed a
with the University of Nebraska Press to
novel, Dark Side of the Night, but
found the preface
by Terese Svoboda rather
demeaning. She protests.
The scorpion that refused
A short story by
Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema
Writer Chuks Isiugo, shares with readers his
on the city that is the pride of the
Nigerian ruling elite,
painting a less-than-
Soyinka on Wounds to the
Psyche and Other Matters
Wole Soyinka, at the conference of the Nigerian Bar
Association, examines the demons on the prowl in
Vote with stones
A poem by Uzor Maxim Uzoatu gives voice to
opponents of former Nigerian military
Babangida's bid for the
Homage in verse
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu pays homage to his
The coming post-slavery
In this essay, Peter Alexander (Ashikiwe)
remarks on the imminent end of
economics and ponders its
I must marry
A short story by Henry Chukwuemeka
Memories and lines
Isidore Emeka Uzoatu pens poems to love,
Communist America or
end of history?
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu examines how the
free market became the
apostle of state
Pius Waritimi: Art in search of
Our Credulous Grammarian
Wole Soyinka's You Must Set Forth at Dawn
reviewed by Adewale Maja-Pearce.
Poetry: Language of the Gods
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu interviewed.
A short story by Jane Bryce
Conversation with Wole Soyinka
Nobel winner speaks with Dulue Mbachu on the role
of the writer, his political activism, Sea Dogs and
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu shortlisted
for Caine Prize
The New Gong writer, Uzoatu, is on the 2008 Caine
In the Shadow of Mount Pelee
Interview with Aime Cesaire.
From Onitsha Market Literature
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu revisits the spot where Onitsha
market literature first sprouted.
Remembering Beko - A Regular
Isidore Emeka Uzoatu recalls an encounter with Beko
Mungo Park: In Praise of African
Adewale Maja-Pearce revisits the journals of Mungo
Park, the 18th century Scottish explorer.
New Generator: 'I pass my
A short story by Eghosa Imasuen.
Interview with Chinua Achebe
17 years after a telling conversation with Chinua
Achebe, Dulue Mbachu shares it with one and all for
the first time.
Previously unpublished poems by Dulue Mbachu.
Under the Coconut Tree
Faction on the Niger Delta situation by John
Review of Wole Soyinka's You Must Set
By Adewale Maja-Pearce
The Essential Fela!
The very things tha made Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
an unusual artiste.
A short story by
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
Interview with Sharifa Johka
through the lens of
The painting of Juliet Ezenwa
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