Govt urged to immortalise national hero’s through arts

In art and entertainment promoter, Jide Johnson has urged the federal and state governments to immortalise fallen heroes through the arts. Johnson gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos against the backdrop of recent activities in honour of the Afrobeat music maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. He said that the use More...

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By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Memory Work and the Gut Symmetry of Writing (I)

By Abigail George The very act of writing anything is emotional. It is a key to our borderline spirit. It grounds us when our ego swells. It is a hard – from the get go – career to be successful in. Realising More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Publishers aim to take Chinese literature to the world

By Kirsti Knolle China, the world’s second-biggest book market after the United States, has long been a consumer of works from other countries, now it is making a push to export its own literature abroad, helped More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Black Heritage festival set for Yenagoa in November, says CBAAC Boss

The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) says the Black Heritage festival, which will hold in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, is to keep alive the spirit of FECTAC 77. Sir Ferdinand Anikwe, the Director More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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The Teacher’s Blood

Book: The Teacher’s Blood Author: Ben Ige Reviewer: Wande Ijaluwoye The Teacher’s Blood is a play centered on examination malpractice in schools. The play starts out with the glaring evil of students in an examination More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Artist urges FG, corporate bodies to support young talents with grants

An Artist, Patrick Ugwueze, has urged the Federal Government, individuals and corporate bodies to support upcoming artists with grants. Ugwueze told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that upcoming artists More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Sir Kyffin Williams painting stolen from Royal Festival Hall

An oil painting by a renowned Welsh artist whose works have been sold for tens of thousands of pounds, has been stolen from London’s Southbank Centre. Landscape At Llanaelhaearn, painted by Sir Kyffin Williams, More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against ‘immoral’ art

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told artists, authors and actors that their work should present socialist values and not carry the “stench of money”. Mr Xi delivered a speech to some of China’s leading More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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French author Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Literature prize

The Nobel Academy described the novelist, whose work has often focused on the Nazi occupation of France, as “a Marcel Proust of our time”. The award – presented to a living writer – is worth eight More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Japan art market boosted by Abenomics after years in the doldrums

By Megumi Lim Just a decade ago, a lithograph by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama sold for several hundred dollars at best. But now her pieces, some just the size of a magazine, can fetch as much as $74,000. Japan’s More...