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There are several themes in Aminata Sow Fall’s The Beggars’ Strike, originally published in French in Dakar in 1979 by Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines as La Greve des Battu. Some of those themes are Begging, Polygamy, Inordinate Political Ambition, Superstition, Strength in Unity, etc. But what can be considered as major theme in this work is the…

A stage play on Ola Rotimi’s classical novel “The gods are not to blame” will debut in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Oct. 21, the organisers have said. Mrs Doyinsola Odumosu, the Chief Executive Officer of Mellis Copia, organisers of the event told newsmen on Monday that the play was to rekindle people’s interest…

The young Daniel John Tukura – popularly known as Tee Jay Dan, – is a writer and filmmaker. His first book, The Regret, was published in 2009 by Preferred Books. His passion for film led him to drop a course in Law to study Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy. Tee Jay Dan has…


10 Must Read African Novels An Elegy for Easterly: The first short story collection by Zimbabwe-born Petina Gappah, ‘An Elegy for Easterly’ is as likely to make you laugh as it will to make you cry. The complex, amusing, sometimes tragic lives of the many protagonists – from an oblivious bride to a dancing coffin carpenter –…


Welcome to this week’s edition of Vbay’s arts review, a weekly review article on films, books, food, paintings etc. This week’s edition focuses on two special books. The two books, though written by writers from two different countries, have the same theme. Their story revolves around the ugly monster of ethno-religious fanaticism and hatred. Let’s…

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