Three Poems by Nigerian Poet, Daniel Ezeokeke
How does one turn pain into lines that feel like balm? This question is one, most young Nigerian writers have been trying to answer in the past few days. The times are difficult and especially so for creatives who are unable to gather their thoughts….
A Review of Gospels of Depression Written by Pamilerin Jacob
Reading a great review of a book is like dipping one’s feet in a pool to test for the depth and coldness of the water before a refreshing afternoon swim. Victor Zechariah Achi’s Review of Gospels of Depression, a poetry chapbook written by Pamilerin Jacob…
Booty of War, A Poem By Winifred Kijie Odu
In “Booty of War”, Winifred Kijie Odu’s lines sit crisply in the verses of the poem with such precision that makes it admirable. Each line, carefully woven with the yarns of poetic devices, drips with nostalgia and a longing for the day when hope will…
Hush: A Short Story By Nweke Ozioma Ruth
In “Hush”, Nweke Ozioma Ruth tells a story that is both moving and relatable. The story examines lack, and poverty, how those two can deflate a man’s ego and put love in a really tight corner. Nweke’s story is simple and melancholic but it is…
The Moon That Never Beamed By Nigerian Poet Ókólí Stephen Nonso
We know that everyone processes grief in a different way, Ókólí Stephen Nonso is not an exception. In his poem, “The Moon That Never Beamed”, he writes about the death of a loved one, the vacuum which time does not effectively fill, and the residue…
Ten Thoughts on Iwu Jeff’s Play, Verdict of the Gods
Eboquills has been in talks with Iwu Jeff about the reception of his latest book, Verdict of the Gods. We are pleased to share with you, from a pool of positive reviews, these ten thoughts from prominent members of the literary community. Sit back, enjoy…
Free to Enter Writing Contests in October
Every month, we take the time to comb the internet for free to enter writing contests, zero-reading fee submissions to which you can send your work. We made no exception in October. So, yay! Get ready to enter as many of these as possible. Those…
African Tale of Freedom, A Story By Omoniyi Wasiu Abiodun
We always look forward to a storytelling style that holds great potential for telling original African stories the way it is, without leaving out hope from its ingredients. We found this in Omoniyi Wasiu Abiodun’s “African Tale of Freedom”. In his story, he takes the…
North Carolina Literatus says Ogwiji’s ICEBREAKER is a “Delicate Ballet”
We believe that a good book is a gift to the world. Knowing that authors put in a lot into the making of one single book, well-meaning members of the writing community support them with reviews. Omis Carter’s review of Ehi-kowochio Ogwiji’s poetry chapbook, ICEBREAKER,…
Red: A Poem By U A Edwardson
Those who dare to be different do not have it easy. In “Red”, U A Edwardson examines the ‘burden’ of being deviant in a world where everyone sways to the symphony of norms. He writes with such sharp lines that pierce the reader’s mind. If…
In "One Last Prayer", Victor Femi-Lawal, @vickthurfl01, weaves a moving requiem for victims of the Lekki massacre. He describes that night as the night when "blood ...seeped from the scourged skin of October the 20th.
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Our #wcw this #Wednesday is Amanda Gorman @amandangorman, the United States' first-ever youth poet laureate, who recited a #poem at the inauguration of President @JoeBiden & V.P @KamalaHarris
Amanda inspires many young #poets around the world.
Our #MCM for the week is Wale Ayinla @Wale_Ayinla, whose chapbook, "To Cast a Dream", was selected as winner of 2020 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize! The award-winning book will be published by Jai-Alai Booka @jaialaibooks later this year.