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Soyinka at his searing best

In his first novel in 47 years, Wole Soyinka is back to his unique style, with an unflinching look at the often absurd complexities of life in Nigeria that is also a rollicking whodunit.

Rekindling the hopes of Africa’s youth

Surveys indicate that African youth have lost faith in the current status quo and are looking for a future elsewhere. How can this be reversed? asks Onyekachi Wambu

Awards galore for The Milkmaid

Nigeria’s indefatigable banker-turned-film-maker Desmond Ovbiagele appears to have finally hit the big time with his searing depiction of the lives of two young Nigerian women taken hostage by extremists.