Recent Major projects of ANA

In assessing the vibrancy of the Association in the area of project conceptualization and execution since its inception, shows that series of strategic activities have been planned and successfully hosted by ANA over the years. Principal among these activities are

12014Lauching of Nigerian Writers Series project (have already published 10 new fictional tittles of young voices)Nationwide
22013(May 19-23) Burial activities of the founding father of ANA, Chinua Achebe (organised in Conjunction with the National Transition Committee)Abuja-Enugu-Awka-Ogidi
32012 to dateOrganised annual nationwide literary awareness campaign in Secondary and tertiary educational institutions sponsored by Yusuf Ali (SAN) with a yearly grant of N3,000,000.Nationwide
42011 to dateNational Teen Authorship Scheme (published an anthology of teen writings in 2012)Nationwide
52010International Colloquium on The 50 Years of Writings of J. P. ClarkUniversity of Lagos
62009Abubakar Imam International Colloquium on Promoting Writing in the Indigenous LanguagesKaduna State University
72009National Symposium on Writing in the Indigenous Languages on the Works of Adebayo FaletiLead City University, Ibadan
82009National Workshop on Children’s LiteratureAmerican University of Nigeria,Yola
9200850 Years of Things Fall Apart Celebratory Activities Across NigeriaLagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Awka, Ogidi and Nsukka
10200620 Years of The Nobel Prize International Colloquium in honour of Wole SoyinkaObafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
112006 - 2007National Workshop on Literature and the EnvironmentLagos
122007National workshop on Creative Writing for Leisure and TourismIBB University, Lapai
132007National Workshop on DramaUniversity of lagos

In addition to the above projects, ANA has, for 35 years, sustained the publication of its annual literary journal called ANA Review containing literary pieces and critical works as well publishes occasional books, monographs and colloquium proceedings.

The sustenance of its traditional activities over the years has helped ANA to realize some degree of success in the following broad areas.

  1. Keeping literature at the forefront of national discourse.
  2. Contributing to the literary development of the society.
  3. Ensuring the emergence of younger writers and newer talents through literary competitions.
  4. Promoting Nigerian writers nationally and internationally.
  5. Preserving and promoting Nigeria’s cultural heritage.
  6. Projecting writers as veritable public opinion molders and conscience of the society.