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Binyavanga on how Nollywood can save African Literature

Nollywood may be, for Wole Soyinka, an “unprepossessing monstrosity” or a sordid “thrill of the grotesque,” but for Binyavanga Wainaina it represents a powerful revolutionary impulse much needed in contemporary…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Tunde Kelani

Living legend, award-winning filmmaker and storyteller Tunde Kelani’s (a.k.a. TK) grew up in the town of Abeokuta – home to two other legends; Wole Soyinka and musician Fela Kuti. As…..

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Nollywood Week in Paris

Even though Nigeria didn’t get much love at this year’s FESPACO film festival, some Parisian organizers believe that the francophone world has been ready for Naija cinema. Nollywood, the world’s…..

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Nollywood: Nigeria’s Mirror

This past summer on a rainy June afternoon, I spent a few hours interviewing Nigerian poet and critic, Odia Ofeimun. I met him while co-producing a radio documentary about Nollywood…..