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The 16th Lagos Book & Art Festival is Here!

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Photo: Amaka Igwe with Steve Rhodes at the 2006 Edition of the Lagos Book & Art Festival.

The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) shares in the grief that has enveloped the Nigeria creative community since the passing away of Amaka Igwe, whose work will continue to influence and inspire the growth...

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Apply Now To Attend A Workshop On How To Start And Run A Publishing Company in Nigeria!

Posted by Samuel Osaze on November 5, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments ()

Do you want to run a publishing company in Nigeria?

As part of the 15th Lagos Book & Arts Festival, British Council is running a workshop for people interested in setting up and running their own publishing house.

The workshop will be facilitated by Ms Sarah Odedina Managing Director of the UK ChildrenR...

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Posted by Don DADA on November 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments ()


THURSDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2013, from 10am – 4pm @ Goethe Institut, City Hall, Lagos Island.


(Interested participants involved in publishing may send a mail to to secure a place at the forum).


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Call for Application

Posted by Samuel Osaze on September 19, 2013 at 8:20 AM Comments comments ()

The CORA Arts & Cultural Foundation in association with British Council Lagos, requests the participation of creative visual artists, (digital artists, graphic designers, video artists / concept artists) in the creation of promotional videos (60 seconds) for the 15th Lagos Book & Art Festival.

Participants are welcome to redefine, through their work, what a graphic montage video ...

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5th CORA BOOK PARTY fixed for August 18, 2013 @ Eko Hotel, Lagos

Posted by Samuel Osaze on August 9, 2013 at 5:10 AM Comments comments ()


The shortlist for the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature (NLP) will be announced nextweek, according to the promoters, the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG. The Prize this year is devoted to Poetry.


As its traditional, the CORA BOOK PARTY organised annualy as complementary programme to the announcement, has been tentatively scheduled for August 18 at the EkoHotel, Victoria Island Lagos in anticipation of the announcement.


This is the 5...

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FRD: Celebrating Essence of the Legend

Posted by Samuel Osaze on June 14, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments ()


The iREP Documentary Film Forum, iREP, the Committee for Relevant Art, CORA and the Freedom Park collectively regret the passing of the octogenarian Kokoma Highlife musician, Fatai Olagunju aka Rolling Dollar.


Fatai was one of the last mainstream practitioners of the music still very active, well to his death; giving the impression of immortality.


Highlife music is a unifying genre, a result of the introduction of the guitar and ...

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Achebe: The African Perspective in the Global Conversation

Posted by Samuel Osaze on March 25, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments ()

(Short Statement by The Committee For Relevant Art, CORA, on the event of the passing of Professor Chinua Achebe)


The Committee For Relevant Art (CORA) commiserates with the family of Professor Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian arts community as well as the entire nation on the occasion of the death of the man deservedly referred to as ‘the father of the African Novel’ and founder of the Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA).



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An Arthouse Forum On Whiteman's Book On Lagos

Posted by Samuel Osaze on March 6, 2013 at 2:55 AM Comments comments ()

An Arthouse Forum On Whiteman’s Book On Lagos

The poet and sometime painter, Deji Toye will moderate a conversation around Kaye Whiteman’s 'LAGOS: A Cultural and Historical Companion' at the Freedom Park (1 Hospital Road, by Broad Street, Lagos) at 4pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013.


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Jahman Anikulapo @ 50

Posted by Samuel Osaze on January 8, 2013 at 8:25 AM Comments comments ()

Jahman Anikulapo will be 50 onJanuary 16, 2013. This period also coincides with his exiting a long, stellarcareer at Guardian newspaper group as the Sunday Editor. In the last twodecades or so, Jahman has pressed his talent, position and material means to service in aid of the development of the cultural sector in Nigeria.


It is in light of the foregoing thatthe friends of Jahman Anikulapo, under the aegis of Committee of the Friends OfJahman @50, have planned ...

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