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Manual for proactive leadership

Manual for proactive leadership

Title: Resilience for  Leadership: A biography of Alhaji D.S. Adegbenro Author: Olajire Olanlokun Reviewer: Yusuph Olaniyonu Publisher: Ikofa Commercial Press Limited No of pages: 196 The book, Resilience for Leadership:…

Daughter of Necessity

By Marie Brennan Too late, she will see that it has gone too far. He has coaxed from her words she never meant to speak, implications she cannot disavow. To…

Let’s build better image for Nigeria, Douglas tells Nollywood

By Yemi Adebisi Stakeholders in Nigerian film industry have been urged to use their talents to promote Nigeria’s image home and abroad. Speaking at the closing of the just-concluded 4th…

Short stories can be more interesting –Parthasarathy

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Writers perhaps have divergent opinion about whether a bestseller of any genre really makes the best read on every shelf. But then, the Director,…

Hope for better days ahead

Hope for better days ahead

Title: Save the Dream Author: Chigbo Nnoli Reviewer: Yemi Adebisi Publisher: Kraftbooks, Ibadan No of pages: 280 The cardinal function of a contemporary fiction in any given society is to…

What gets measured, gets done

What gets measured, gets done

Title: Doing Business in Nigeria Author: World Bank Group Reviewer: Yusuph Olaniyonu Publisher: World Bank Group No of pages:  September 21, 2014 was a unique day for the people of…

Reading biographies made me –Becker

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts Blogger and author of best seller, Simplify, Joshua Becker, has said countless number of times how reading has influenced his career and broaden his…

At 16, LABAF canvasses for freedom

By Yemi Adebisi The 2014 edition of the Lagos Art and Book Festival (LABAF), which begins on Friday November 14, through Sunday November 16, has been dedicated in honour of…

Daughter of necessity

By Marie Brennan  The strands thrum faintly beneath her fingertips, like the strings of a lyre. Plain grey wool, held taut by the stone weights tied at the ends, awaiting…

Exclusive record of the first West African Residency

Exclusive record of the first West African Residency

Title: Ebedi Review Editors: Paul Liam and Obinna Udenwe Reviewer: Gbemisola Adeoti Publisher: Ebedi International Writers Residency,  Iseyin No of pages: 95 Ebedi Review, a 95-page compendium, is the in-house…

Onwueme’s arts, symbol of international repute –Jonathan

By Yemi Adebisi President Goodluck Jonathan has described the works of university Professor of Global Letters at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Tess Onwueme, as a field that focuses…

Crime thrillers, fantasy stories, my choice – Ogunjobi

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts It’s amazing to note that there are a number of good literature writers and admirers today that never had their background in the arts.…

Otero’s grandmother shares story of defection

By Jane Lee The A’s reliever’s grandmother is 93- years-old, a true treasure with a fascinating story to tell. She told it to Otero when he was in high school…

Return of Teacher Desmond: Political statement on good leadership

Return of Teacher Desmond: Political statement on good leadership

Title: Pass on the Baton Author: Yemi Adebiyi Reviewer: Lanre Oyedele Publisher: Movida Press Limited No of pages: 151 A recent statistics conducted on reading culture of Nigerians revealed that…

Return of the Rabbi

By Brett Gallaher “That doesn’t sound at all like the stuff I was saying back then,” said Jesus. “How could anyone get that from a book about me? I should…

I love African literature –Nnoli

By  Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts The art of reading, some say, is a thing of the mind. It was however observed that most people that made headway in life…

Anambra varsity seeks entries for journal

By Yemi Adebisi  Department of Theatre Arts, Anambra State University, Igbaram, has called for papers from writers all over Nigeria for the maiden edition of its journal, ANSU Journal Theatre…

Rainbow concludes literary festival with possibilities for Nigeria

By Yemi Adebisi The annual Port Harcourt Book Festival, which commenced on Monday October 20, was concluded on Saturday October 25 with message of possibilities to Nigeria at 100. Sponsored…

Secret dealings of a sportsman

Secret dealings of a sportsman

Title: Odyssey of a Green Eagle: From the Pitch to the Summit Author: Dr. Patrick Ekeji Reviewer: Peter Edema Publisher: Prestige No. of pages: 185 Odyssey of a Green Eagle:…

As Modiano’s literature divides English writers

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts The 69-year-old writer, Patrick Modiano, who emerged the winner of 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature, defeating the mostly predicted foremost Kenyan novelist, Professor Ngugi…

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