Writing in a socially challenged society; going the social commentary route. In a nation where many have come to view works of art, be they visual, auditory or the written word, as an escape from harsh reality, some have argued that making these problems the main...

Parrésia Books - Abubakar Adam Ibrahim's The Whispering Trees, Richard Ali's City of Memories and Emmanuel Iduma's Farad - are available at the following bookshops and outlets, across Nigeria. Lagos University of Lagos Bookshop                                  University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos. Debonair Bookshop                                                       294, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos. EPP...

A review by  Morgan Oluwafemi  The Whispering Tress, a collection of 12 short stories by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, attracts you from the cover. The fictional work – published by Parresia Publishers, an emerging publishing firm in Nigeria – is put into the shelf with the aesthetic precision...

I received a call from Mrs Primoh (whom I had mistakenly called Shola)  sometime in May, extending an invitation to two writers from Parrésia Publishers - Richard Ali and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim - to read on the Laipo platform in Ibadan on the 2nd of...

First Published by Sentinel Quarterly Written by Alison Lock We are lured into a world suffused with colour, heat, and energy.  The stories are reminiscent of folk tales and fables where some of the characters have the qualities of angels, witches and medicine men.  In contrast, they are set in...

By Mazi Fred Nwonwu Immediately I finished reading Emmanuel Iduma’s novel Farad, I felt the need to tell others about it. Not as a professional reviewer, that I am not, but as a reader pleased with a book bought with hard-earned Naira. I write with a...

First published HERE By Onyeka Nwelue Nigerian writing is best known for its intensely beautiful storytelling, wrapped on personal journeys and narcissistic tales. It has so many challenges, from generation to generation. Now, a new generation of writers is making its mark, from poetry to fiction. Much has...

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