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Wole Soyinka says “I would like to be nominated for a Grammy”
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Arts and Culture Wole Soyinka says “I would like to be nominated for a Grammy”

The dust will certainly take time to settle, on the contentious decision to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to American songwriter, and singer Bob Dylan. Comments by Nigerian poet and activist Wole Soyinka that he “would like to be nominated for a Grammy” have reignited and spiced up a conversation, which seemed to have been dying. Could Soyinka get a nomination for next year’s 59th Grammy Awards? Well, he certainly believes he has written enough poetry to warrant a nomination.

South Africa: 7 year-old author Michelle Nkamankeng named in global top 10 list of youngest writers
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Africans rising South Africa: 7 year-old author Michelle Nkamankeng named in global top 10 list of youngest writers

A seven year-old South African grade two learner, Michelle Nkamankeng has made history making it onto the global top 10 list of youngest writers. The budding writer is making waves with her first published book, which was recently launched entitled “Waiting for the Waves”. We applaud the budding writer for the remarkable achievement.

The Small Things That Spell Big Failures
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Politics and Society The Small Things That Spell Big Failures

Two Wednesday’s ago, I got a phone call from a reporter at one of Italy’s major newspapers, la Repubblica. It was the second anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State. In a macabre move, the terrorist group that abducted the girls, Boko Haram, had released a video featuring some of their victims. The Italian reporter sought my response to the traumatic event.