Browsing category: BOOK AFFAIRS

COAL to host Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

The Custodians of African Literature-COAl will on the 27th of August host Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, for the reading and signing of his book, Seasons of Crimson Blossoms. About the Author Born in Jos Nigeria, Abubakar is a writer and journalist who holds a B.Sc in Communications form University of Jos. His debut short-story collection The Whispering Trees was long-listed for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2014, with the title short story shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. In same year, he

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The Custodians Of African Literature COAL, presents the Book reading and Signing of the collection of Poems ”Perceptions (Unabridged)” by Dele Arogundade. About the Author Oladele Oluyede Arogundade is a Colonel with the Nigerian Army, Commander of the Command Workshop, Army Headquarters Garrison at Mogadishu cantonment, Abuja. He is a highly intuitive young man with an exceptional imaginative capability. He is an avid reader with an insatiable penchant for writing.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics

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COAL To Host Renowned Performance Poet in Jos

The Custodians Of African Literature COAL, presents the Book reading and Signing of ''There Is A Lunatic In Every Town'' by Bash Amuneni. About the Author Bash Amuneni, noted as one of Nigeria's top performance poets, is an essayist and banker with a degree in Architecture. His first spoken word poetry album 'Freedom' was released in 2015. Bash's artistic work is laced in intimacy, folklore, memory and the human condition. Bash has performed at various poetry platforms including The Lagos International Poetry Festival, the

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DEAD AID: Dambisa Moyo

COAL welcomes you to the month of February 2017. We had an amazing time last week Saturday at the Open Mic/ Book Review, where we talked extensively about 'the Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho. We met new poets and friends who were excited with the Book Affairs initiative by COAL. As a literary organization that promotes creative writing and by also making African literature accessible, we are equally socially conscious by the activities in society and thereby call on youths to study history and discover for themselves truths whether

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The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho

New Year, new resolutions. Majority of people intend to read more in every new year, sadly few do. Resolutions begin to feel more like castles in the air but 2017 will be different. Let's help you have a book affair through 2017. This way we all get to read and review at least One  book monthly ( 12 by the end of the year). Read along with COAL in 2017. JANUARY BOOK: THE ALCHEMIST AUTHOR: Paulo Coelho OPEN MIC/ BOOK REVIEW: 28TH JANUARY 2017 VENUE: VENUE: COMING SHORTLY SUMMARY: The alchemist is an allegoric novel  

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