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Discourse: Teen Authorship: Nurturing The Next Generation of Writers - Prof. E.E Sule

I would like to share my thoughts about nurturing writers with the teenage writers here, but also with the adults here who by choice, by inclination, by official responsibility, are custodians of the teenagers. Custodians of the teenagers by way of offering guides and counsels, by way of programmatically nurturing the young minds towards achieving their dreams, by way of giving formal teaching in schools and other places of learning, by way of providing the incentives, the facilities, and the conducive environment for the imparting and acquisition of knowledge, formal and informal. In talking to the teenagers, I am also talking to their parents, to their teachers, to officials of education ministry, and to politicians who must take an interest in the growth and development of the tender minds.             Talking about teenagers is talking about the future. It is precisely the idea of the future that occupied my mind as I thought of writing this address. It is indeed the r

Three Female Writers Arrive Iseyin For Ebedi Residency.

Three female writers from Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria have arrived Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria for the April-May 2017 session of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. They are; Gloria Mwaniga (Kenya) Cecilia Sefa Amoafowaa (Ghana) and Nana Aisha Abdulqadir (Nigeria). Gloria who is a graduate of the University of Nairobi is a freelance writer with the Nairobi based Nation Newspaper and the East African Newspaper. She is the author of two children’s books with Moran Publishers (2013 and 2014) as well as the author of a soon to be published Paper titled Reconstruction of Womanhood in 21st Century Narratives for FEMRITE. Gloria also has Poetry publications in two anthologies ‘Fresh Paint’ by Goethe Institut and Amka Space for Budding Writers -2010 and 2015. A Certified Script writer and Adjudicator at the 2015 Kenya Schools Drama Festival, Gloria has also written numerous arts and culture articles online at e and . Her soon to be pub