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Nwokedi’s “Shred of Fear” masterfully captures a phenomenological account of a three-year hellish journey toward an unfulfilled dream of a promising nation, Biafra. —Anthony Ogbo ________________________ The machinery of childhood memories remains a mystery grounded in neurological maturation, socialization, and other factors that often influence an individual’s recollection of momentous childhood events. In his book, Shred of Fear, Uche Nwokedi renders a memoir of his experiences living through the Biafran War (also known as the Nigerian Civil...

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A Shred of Fear is Uche Nwokedi’s memoir of childhood capturing the experiences of a child living through the Biafran War. “It is written in a fluid and wonderfully evocative prose and reads as though one were literally listening to the narration from an eight-year old boy, accompanied by his much older self. This gives the story a certain sincerity that allows it to transcend time and remain relevant.” Book Title: A Shred of Fear...

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo  has said Nigerian is not living up to its label as the giant of Africa. According to him, citizens need not blame God for their problems but themselves. Obasanjo said this on Thursday at the launch of ‘The Letterman’, a book authored by Musikilu Mojeed, Premium Times editor-in-chief. The book focuses on letters written by Obasanjo. Obasanjo said when Nigeria gained independence, the expectation was for the nation to be known...

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LAGOS — A former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, says it is surprising that former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, attacked ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo despite the love he (Obasanjo) showered on him while he was President. Oyinlola stated this on Thursday in a statement in response to the allegation made against him by Akande in his 559-page autobiography, titled ‘My Participations’, launched in Lagos last week. Akande, in...

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Ronald Reagan said that about himself…looking for votes from unlikely enclaves. It worked out for him…and incredibly well, too. I thought it would benefit me, if I sold myself inside the two works of art… inside the most daring adventures in fiction writing as I never thought could have originated from the vast emptiness of my mind. I had to say that, to let you know that it isn’t my place to blow this freaking...

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LAGOS — YouTube on Wednesday launched its first YouTube Africa Reading Challenge, an online reading marathon, aimed at boosting the profile of African Literature across the continent. Nitin Gajria, Google’s Managing Director for Africa, said in a statement that the marathon reading,  featuring authors, influencers and key opinion leaders across Africa, was to popularise African authors across the continent. Gajria said that some personalities would read extracts from The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives,...

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Nigerian Author, Chimamanda has denied claims of plagiarising one of her best-selling literature, Half of a Yellow Sun. This claim were made Amu- Giwa in a YouTube video which was released on Sunday.  Amu Giwa had accused Chimamanda of stealing from her book titled Sade bit by bit. Although both books centred on the  1969 -1979 Biafra War, Giwa believes Chimamanda’s Half of a Yellow sun is a duplicate of her book. Reacting to this...

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