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Burning varsities: Responding to fire

As by Fire’s hard look at the recent violence on campuses presents dire warnings and hope

‘For 30 years, I kept running’

Harry Garuba wrote his first collection of poems in 1982. It’s taken him 35 years to do a second

Another Nigerian star emerges

Ayòbámi Adébáyò summons Yoruba folklore and a longstanding literary tradition in her debut novel

Soyinka razor-sharp and defiant at 80

Nobel prizewinner hits out at 'Boko Haramism' of Nigerian culture and the banalisation of graft.

Social justice calls for new thinking

A new kind of intellectual needs to join the ranks of those fighting for economic emancipation, writes Louise Ferreira.

The art of creating a trail of images

Artists attempt to understand their work by unlocking the secrets behind their creative impulses.

Fela Kuti’s cousin carries on a lonely struggle in Nigeria

After years of furthering her family's tradition of activism, Yemisi Ransome-Kuti decided to take her struggle to the campaign trail.

Myth of the man peeled away

Wole Soyinka, the wisecracking writer with the grizzled hair, has lived a full, eventful life, as documented in a film about his life.

Celebrating literary lions

Wole Soyinka is the latest African playwright to be celebrated by local director James Ngcobo, writes Percy Zvomuya.

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