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Discourse | Issues In The Evaluation Of Contemporary African Literature (Part II) By Prof. Saleh Abdu | The Arts-Muse Fair

WORLD LITERATURE The idea of a World literature might have been mooted earlier than the 20th Century. However, the concept has been readily traced to the works of Wolfgang von Goethe of Germany in the first quarter of the 20th Century. From the different submissions by scholars on his life, opinions and works, it can be deduced that Goethe's concern about prevalent acrimony and wars among European and non-European nations in his lifetime combined with his firm belief in the efficacy and immense redeeming potentiality of literature to make him conceive, propose and pursue a unifying literary practice of the global communities/nations. The literature he conceived was so important that he preached that, National literature does not mean much at present. It is time for the era of World literature and everybody must endeavour to accelerate this epoch. Goethe, 1927. In his close study of Goethe's life and work, Birus (2017) arrived at the conclusion that the Germa

Discourse | Issues In The Evaluation Of Contemporary African Literature (Part I) By Prof. Saleh Abdu | The Arts-Muse Fair

Issues In The Evaluation Of Contemporary African Literature   By Prof. Saleh Abdu. INTRODUCTION Like the stated theme of this year's ANA International Convention, although shorter, my chosen topic is broad and is designed to proffer a wide, instead of deep and argumentative, posture. This relieves me of engaging in hard and tortuous textual exegesis in the usually bent and twisted critical parlance to uphold a line of argument. Not pursuing any of today's sub-themes, I set out to explore and by so doing remind you, by highlighting, of some historical epochs and extant signposts in preceding critical evaluation of African literature. All these are presented as a prelude to assessing African literature (with)in (the comity of) World Literature(s). I hope my paper will serve sufficiently to bring to the fore of today's discourse the healthy inevitability of heterogeny in matters of global cultural discourse and the likely misplaced fallacy of homogen

ANA Announces Shortlists Of 2017 Literary Prizes

The judges of the Association of Nigerian Authors literary Prizes are pleased to release a shortlist for the 2017 ANA Prizes. A statement from Olatunbosun Taofeek, Publicity Secretary( South) of ANA lists the prizes, names and titles below in no particular order: ANA PROSE FICTION PRIZE 1. The Devil’s Pawn - Kukogho Iruesiri 2. What It Takes - Lola Akande 3. Across The Gulf - Dul Johnson 4. Goodbye Tomorrow - Ike Utuagha ANA DRAMA PRIZE 1. The Masked Crown – Tunji Ajibade 2. General Ologbosere – Dickson Ekhaguere 3. Magnetism - R C Ofodile 4. Oh Obedeki – Solomon Iguanre 5. Tony Wants to Marry – Jerry Alagbaoso ANA POETRY PRIZE 1. Of Waters and the Wild - Ebi Yeibo 2. For Every Homeland - Obari Gomba 3. A Child of Smell - Seyi Adigun 4. Maiduguri Requiems - Patrick Oguejiofor ANA / ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE FOR SHORT STORIES 1) A Tiny Place Called Happiness - Bura-Bari Nwilo (2) Gates of Dawn - MSC Okolo (3) Tales From Our Past - Lucky James. • In thi

News | ANA Niger Holds Elections On September 23

The congress of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Niger State Chapter, has fixed Saturday, 23 September, 2017 for election of a new state executive to take over from the Hamza Kamar Caretaker Committee. Elections are to hold by 10:00am at the Niger State Book and Other Intellectual Resources Development Agency, Minna, Niger state. It would be recalled that following a protracted leadership crisis in the chapter two years ago, the national Executive of ANA dissolved the two contending state executives in September last year and inaugurated a 3-man caretaker committee to reconcile the feuding groups and restore peace and amity to the chapter. Announcing the election date last Saturday at the chapter’s weekly meeting, the Chairman Caretaker Committee, Kamar Hamza said that the election is due to be conducted before the upcoming national convention to allow the chapter to be led to the convention by a formally elected executive. Subsequently, the congress

News | ANA Names Prof. Abdu As Keynote Speaker Of International Convention

The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has named Professor Saleh Abdu Kwami of the Gombe State University, Gombe as the keynote speaker of the forthcoming 2017 Annual International Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) scheduled to hold from Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th October, 2017 in Makurdi, Benue state. His keynote speech will dwell on the theme “Canons, Prizes and Boundaries: African Writers and Writings in World Literature” Born in 1957 in Kwami, a Bolewa town in the north-west of Gombe, Gombe State in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, Professor Saleh Abdu is currently the founding Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Management & Social Science, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State. Prof Abdu was formerly the Head in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Bayero University, Kano (BUK). While at BUK, Prof Abdu was the editor of three peer review journals, founder and co-founder of Creative Writers Forum in the University (1986)

Nigerian Writers Series II: ANA Releases 3 New Children Books

The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has announced the publication of three Children books under its Nigerian Writers Series inprint.  The published books are The Golden Girl of Galma by Kabiru Abdullahi, Oma The Drummer Queen by Salamatu Sule and The Loyal Queen by Chinyere Obi-Obasi. The Association had earlier called for manuscripts from Nigerian writers from which the Series editors made up of Prof. Uwemedimo Iweketok, Ikeogu Oke and Omowunmi Segun selected the three published works. The publications were funded from the 2017 Yusuf Ali (SAN) annual grant to ANA. The Association plans to launch its A-Book-A-Child reading project with these new books.