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OBITUARY: Okara, literary icon who discovered his writing talent after Herbert Macaulay ‘seized his pencil’

Cryptically crafted, Gabriel Okara’s The Call of the River Nun, written in 1953, transcended beyond an ode to the river that passes through his native home in the Niger Delta.
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Jonathan mourns Okara’s demise, a colossal loss

FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan has condoled with the Gabriel Okara family, the Bayelsa State government as well as the literary world over the demise of foremost poet and novelist, Pa Gabriel Imomotimi Okara, who died at the age of 97. A statement by Mr Ikechukwu Eze, his media adviser said the former president in a […]
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Denja Abdullahi battle Akanji Nasiru, Soji Cole for $100,000 Literature Prize

Denja Abdullahi battle Akanji Nasiru, Soji Cole for $100,000 Literature Prize

HENRY AKUBUIRO  Three plays have been selected for the 2018 Nigeria LNG Prize for Literature. They include
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