Monthly Archives: November 2013
The year 2013 has been an eventful and fruitful year for Nigeria‘s book Industry. From book festivals to literary competitions, the literature industry has had her fill of activities from January to November.
Writers, Nigerian writers, were all in action – are we to talk of the Caine Prize 2013 in which saw Nigerian-American Tope Folarin finally emerge as winner or the Commonwealth Writers Prize in which E.E Sule’s Sterile Sky, a story set in the midst of killings in Northern Nigeria, ecame out as winner in the African region?
It is not a prophecy, but a fact based on our usual projections. We are hopeful that so many younger writers in Nigeria are going to emerge from their literary cubicle and take the baton from the older writers.
Some of the writers we are listing here are familiar names, though quite a number are fresh in the circle.
To hold congresses, Monday and report to NEC, Wednesday
The various chapters of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, are scheduled to hold their congresses on Monday to decide whether or not to suspend the over four month old indefinite strike.
This disclosure was made by the chairman of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, branch of ASUU, Dr. James Okpiliya. Okpiliya, who spoke with a Journalist on Friday (8/11/2013), he further disclosed that the report of the chapter congresses will be submitted to an enlarged National Executive Committee, NEC, of the union.
According to the Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and Literary Studies, “Nigerians should understand that ASUU is structured in a way that the national president has no power to call off or suspend strike.
“In fact, even NEC cannot on its own suspend strike, and that is why all the universities will hold chapter…
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