THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIAN LITERATURE
The problem with Nigerian literature is mostly outside of the writing itself—by this I mean related issues such as the dearth of publishing… blah blah blah
ENTER THE DOC: WORD ROUND
The idea is to provide both traditional publishing and self-publishing options to the Nigerian market with an emphasis on quality writing and aesthetics, and strong marketing and promotion. Our idea of doing things differently has seen us extend our risk by giving our writers sign-on fees.
A SIDE KICK TO THE CRANIUM
I am interested in criticism, but I feel that what I write must be set apart from the common review which has its major purpose being recommendation.
A DOSE TO BOOST THE HEADACHE
I think most poets are too much in a hurry to publish their first poems. I’ve felt sad to be given collections comprising sixty, seventy poems of which two-thirds have no business being there
BUT WHAT AILS NIGERIAN LITERATURE?
…the dearth of publishing and the rise of corner-store-printer-publishers; also the high cost of paper when compared to the competing demands for the average amount the average person has as disposable income for leisure—buying and reading books is considered a leisure activity in Nigeria.
WETIN CONCERN ME?
The absolute collapse of book distribution networks and the non-existence of bookshop chains are also serious challenges.