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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.
On behalf of the management and staff of Emotion Press, I will like to introduce to you our new, shiny website : http://www.omojojolo.com. Omojojolo.com is the symbol of authority of the outfit. Please kindly visit to update yourself on our publishing policy, services and new releases of the company.
I will also like to wish everyone of you dear readers a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year in advance!
TAKE A LIFELINE.
The public is invited to the monthly Lifelines Art Show (LAS) with Tolu Fagbure; show of ALL arts: music, poetry, short story, fashion, dance, traditional chants, painting, batik design, pottery, etc. The show which holds last Sunday of every month at an exclusive Ibadan joint; Spider Cafe and Lounge Agbowo Shopping Complex Ibadan debuted on Sunday 25th March 2012 and is currently going into the ninth (9th) edition on Sunday 25th November 2012.
The eclectic art show which is a concept of MACROME Nigeria; a multimedia entertainment content provision outffit based in Ibadan, provides the platform for group and individual entertainment in an exhibition capsule. various artists/artistes are showcased for further patronage from prospective customers who have come to relax in this artistic ambience.
This Sunday 25th November 2012 is another opportunity for the people of Ibadan and environs to have great fun at the 9th edition of the monthly Lifelines Art Show with Tolu Fagbure at Spider Cafe & Lounge Agbowo Ibadan. Time is 4:30pm and content include Highlife / Juju / Fuji / Folktunes / Chants / jazz / Dance / Poetry in Performance / Visual Arts & Indoor games!!! Admission is PAY WHAT YOU WILL. Come & chill out!!!
Omojojolo, the publishing imprint of Emotion Press, Ibadan, is set to release two of her newly published books – The Man In The Moon and The Grasshopper Race.
From indications, most especially premised on the speculations of an insider in the Nigerian publishing outlet, Emotion Press, the books may be released in June in E-book format and in print by July for public consumption.
The Emotion Book club hereby invites the general public to our
reading for March featuring Iyeyinka Omigbodun’s The Country I Love,
published by Evans Publishers Limited.
Side Attractions: Poetry recitation, Ewi. – Buy books at affordable prices. -Membership forms of The Emotion Book club would be available.
Freebie: Bring 5 Friends and get a book and jotters for free!
Date :March 24th, 2012
Venue: Room 32, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan
Public Relations Officer.
Friday, the 17th of February 2012 was an orange one at the prestigious University of Ibadan, as the long awaited Emotion Book Party came on board – Olomo Alexander Babatunde writes on the event.
The Emotion Book club, Ibadan had her annual literary event – The Emotion Book Party on the 17th of February at the Arts Theater, University of Ibadan. The theme of this year’s edition was ‘The Emotion Book Club Takes Over.’ At the programme were notable figures like Dr. Hyginus Ekwuazi, Ms.Ayo Olofintuade, Dr.Chuks Okoye [H.O.D Department of Theatre Arts], Babatunde Onikoyi [Guest Reviewer], Steve Shaba [Represented by Jide Argunmasa from of Kraft Books, Ibadan], Seun Onijahma [Author, Peril] and Iyeyinka Omigbodun [Author of The Country I Love].
The Programme is an annual event established basically to promote the reading culture among Nigerian youths. It tends to celebrate books on an educative plus entertaining platform. The first edition was held last year at the SRC Chambers, University of Ibadan. The entertaining section of the programme featured rap by Dizzy, Comedy by Blood Pressure and Music by Zorah.
The book of the day was Adaobi Tricia’s I Do Not Come To You by Chance .
The Emotion Book club is a literary organization based in Ibadan, Nigeria, dedicated towards building leaders of tomorrow through quality books. We are the brain behind The Emotion Book Party, an edutainment event strongly bent bent on marrying intellectualism with entertainment. We as a prestigious Nigerian book club are calling on individuals passionate about building their intellects through consistent reading to join us today. Eligibility – You must be between the ages of 16 to 35. – Be passionate about encouraging others to read books – Be preferably available in all our monthly readings. What You Stand To Gain – Have a glimpse in the world of writing and publishing. – Meet New People of like minds – Access Hundreds of old and new titles in our updated library at no cost. Our Meeting Venue: We meet every third Saturday of the month at Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan. How to Get Membership Forms: You can get the membership forms at the rate of N500[Naira] from the following officers; Lola – 08088571890 Alex – 07056099335 Samuel – 07031104270 Sophia – 08061505988 Olajide – 08064927622 You can also get the form as from March 5, 2012 in the following places; – National Library, Iyaganku, Ibadan. -Alliance Francaise, Iyaganku, Ibadan. Speak With The Coordinator Of The Emotion Book Club: 2348093728869 Further Enquiries: Emotionbookclub@gmail.com
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life – Soren Kierke Gaard
An intellectual is a man who takes more than necessary to tell more than he knows – John Adams.
The Emotion Book party is born out of the great need to marry intellectualism with entertainment, while at the happy end promote the reading culture in Nigeria. It is a brainchild of The Emotion book club, a literary organization strongly bent on building the leaders of tomorrow through books.
We believe Nigeria is encountering problems socially, politically and economically because the Nigerian society is either misinformed or rather not informed at all.
The Emotion Book Party Takes Over is a great platform for the Nigerian public to be informed about books and its informative capability.
That is why we are enjoining Nigerians local and abroad to join us in taking over streets and homes with the Good news of The Emotion Book Party.
The Emotion Book Party will be featuring the following speakers : Muhtar Bakare [Farafina Books, Lagos] Publishing: A Nation Builder
Steve Shaba[Kraft Books] Publishing : A Nation Builder
Hyginus Ekwuazi[Author, I have Miles To walk Before I Sleep, Winner ANA/CADBURY PRIZE 2010] The Gatekeepers: Writing For The World
Ayodele Olofintuade [Author, Eno’s Story; Best Three Shortlist NLNG PRIZE 2011]
The Impact Of Children’s Literature On Adults
Guest Reviewer : Babatunde Onikoyi [To Review I Do Not Come To You By Chance by Tricia Nwaubani, Winner Commonwealth Best Book 2010]
Entertainment: Comedy Sketch, Poetry Performance by Rhyme House, Solo Music Performances by our Guest Artistes, Refreshments, Special Gifts for the first twenty people to arrive event venue and so on and so forth.
Date : February 17, 2012
Venue: Arts Theater, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
Gate Fee: FREE.
BOOK A SEAT
As we have limited seats for the expected large audience, we are making seats open to the interested public before hand.
Mail your Name and your contact information to Emotionbookclub@gmail.com. We will confirm your seat within 48 hours of receipt.
The Emotion Book club hereby invites the general public to her reading for January. The January reading will be featuring our book of the month, Shimmer Chinodya’s Dew In The Morning. Shimmer Chinodya is an award winning Zimbabwean writer. He wrote Dew In The Morning at the age of nineteen.
Come and network with fellow literary enthusiasts on the 21st of January, 2012[Saturday].
Venue: Small Lecture Theater[Room32],Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan.
To perform a solo or poem, read a short story or a novel excerpt, please call: 2348093728869.
Better still, you may mail us at: Emotionbookclub@gmail.com.