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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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Wana Udobang:Writer of the Week

Our writer of the week, Wana is many things. She is not only a writer and philantrophist but an inspiration to women and men all over the world. Wana, is a journalist, poet, activist and filmmaker.  Born in Lagos Nigeria, she graduated from the University for The Creative Arts in England with a first class degree in Journalism. She is creative director of WanaWana productions and hosts the television program Airtel Touching Lives. She has written,directed and produced numerous documentaries including 'warriors' a series created

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Overcoming Hate: The Role of Conscious Literature- Andrew Patience



‘‘Writers are shapers of life; they are the wheels piloting what directions our minds travel to and how far each journey goes. They are the gods that determine what creed or rituals are befitting enough for the shaping of and the extent of our realization of what is truth.’’  History serves as a palpable proof of man’s insatiable desire for wrong doings. This has been revealed in wars fought in folly, the divisiveness that characterized religion, the absence of social cohesion fueled by differences in tribes,

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PENcoin: GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR LITERARY MINDS ONLY

Literary Entrepreneurship cannot be over emphasized because of the crucial role it plays, across different sectors of development. Without an enterprising literary platform, culture, education, economics, media and communication and even technology, will be starved to possible extinction. The key focus of PENcoin is to explore literary enterprise from a developmental level to an entrepreneurship status. This is with a view of building capacity, expand opportunities and sustain progress. Literary enterprise and knowledge

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