26 May, 2024

Peter Obi, Others Present As Anambra Young Writers Celebrate Achebe, Unveil New Anthology in His Honour (photos)

  By Joseph Udeze, Awka Former Governor of Anambra State and 2023 Presidential Candidate of Labour Party in Nigeria, Mr. Peter Obi, has commended young writers in Anambra State for annually celebrating legendary Nigerian writer, Late Prof. Chinua Achebe. Obi gave the commendation while speaking at the 2023 Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Memorial Lecture, […]

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2023 Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Memorial Lecture Holds Today, Attend

It will be a gathering of writers, intellectuals, literary activists, book lovers and top political figures in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, today, Thursday, as young writers in Anambra State set to host the 2023 Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Memorial Lecture. The Coordinator, Society of Young Nigerian Writers (Anambra State Chapter), Izunna […]

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Anambra Young Writers Visit ABS Ahead of 2023 Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Memorial Lecture

  By Blessing Dennis The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW), Anambra State Chapter has visited the Managing Director of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Sir. Chido Obidiegwu ahead of their 2023 edition of the Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Memorial Lecture. The visit, according to the group, was to discuss potential areas of collaboration with […]

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Ten Years After, Anambra State Govt Immortalizes Achebe, Renames Airport After Him

  By Izunna Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Government has immortalized the late Nigerian literary icon, late Prof. Chinua Achebe by renaming the State’s International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri, after him. The State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, announced this during the Independence Day celebration, which at the Dr Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the […]

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2022 Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Memorial Lecture/Attend

By Austin Ojiego Writers, intellectuals, literary activists and book lovers from different parts of the world will, on Wednesday, November 16, storm Awka, the capital city of Anambra State for the 2022 Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Memorial Lecture. The Coordinator of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (Anambra State Chapter), Izunna Okafor, made this […]

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7th Chinua Achebe Poetry/Essay Anthology/Call for Submission

  Society of Young Nigerian Writers (Anambra State Chapter) —the literary body that hosts Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Memorial Lecture —is calling for submission of quality poems and essays from writers across the world, for her 7th edition of the Chinua Achebe Poetry/Essay Anthology. The annual anthology is a collection of poems and essays […]

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Three Nigerian Writers Selected for 2022 Ebedi International Writers Residency

  The Ebedi International Writers Residency, Iseyin, has received three male Nigerian writers for her June batch residency program.   The three writers, Izunna Okafor, Isaiah Adepoju, and Hassan Muhammad, arrived the Residency, in Iseyin, Oyo State this June for a month-long residency stay, replacing the immediate-past fellows, who were all female. Hosting the new […]

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