Along Came Love: A Short Story By Zubair Hassan Baba
Along Came Love by Zubair Hassan Baba is what we might refer to as brilliant historical fiction. It tells the Nigerian story of post-colonial travail and the bloody civil war. You may smile, sigh and probably tear up but surely you will fall deeply in…
How Does A Heart Break Twice? – Chimamanda Speaks On Losing Her Mom
Recall that on 1st March, Grace Ifeoma Adichie, mother of Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi, passed on, only eight months after her husband’s death. The sad news was made public weeks ago and no doubt it has been such a difficult time for the family. In the…
Three Poems By Spanish Poet, ts hidalgo
In these three poems, ts hidalgo takes the reader on a tour to a land of creative explosion of poesy. The way he knots all the verses of each poem into a beautiful ribbon in the finishing line is very impressive. Enjoy the read! -Editorial…
One Poem By Etim Bassey Onyam
Can poetry be a vehicle for social change? When the protests and social media hashtags do not yield the results we want, can we turn to poetry? In this poem, “Who Hears Me?” Etim Bassey Onyam, sends a strong message enveloped in metaphors. Every verse…
Five Poems By South Sudanese Poet, Marial Awendit
These poems draw from personal experiences and the political climate in South Sudan. The lines are elegant, rhythmic, and gracefully witty. Marial Awendit, unreservedly pours himself into these poems, employing brevity and simple sophistication in an impressive way. We are thrilled to share these poems…
New Book Alert: (S)kin Folk By Tochi Onyebuchi
Fiction Advocate is set to publish Tochi Onyebuchi’s latest book (S)kin Folk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah on April 13th. According to Onyebuchi, his new book, “use(s) critical analysis of Americanah as a pretext for writing about my political education, my love life, Palestine, Paris, and…
One Poem By Liberian Poet, Arthur Shedrick Davies
Repetition, as a poetic device, can make a poem seem like a mouthful and increase the risk of boring one’s reader but in “Wishes”, Liberian poet, Arthur Shedrick Davies employs it with such admirable elegance! Also, we love(d) that the metaphors were both sizzling and…
Writing Prizes & Contests to Enter This April
Prizes and awards do not define the quality of a writer. They are the icing on the cake. The cake — our written works published in literary magazines or stashed on our computer — is the true success, but icing wouldn’t hurt anybody. Winning writing…
Lonely Soul, A Poem By Nigerian Poet, I B Adebayo
Sharp. Soft. And moving. Are words that came to mind as we read “Lonely Soul”, written by I B Adebayo. It purrs at the reader’s mind like a pet running into the safe arms of its owner on a stormy night. We loved reading this…
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"Along Came Love" by Zubair Hassan Baba, is what we might refer to as brilliant historical fiction. You may smile or sigh but surely, you will fall deeply in love with Zubair's storytelling style at the end of it all.
Read story here: https://eboquills.com/2021/05/01/along-came-love-a-short-story-by-zubair-hassan-baba/
"...I am the voice of reason,
That dance not to the deceitful tone
Of political eloquence and propaganda
I am the voice above religious hypocrisy and sycophancy
Truth is my warrant and change is my cause..."
Who Hears Me? By Etim Bassey Onyam
Read here: https://eboquills.com/2021/04/24/one-poem-by-etim-bassey-onyam/