Both Ehi and Blessing were at Irene’s funeral last weekend. Clad in sparkling white knee-length gowns, hands folded across their chest, they stood by her graveside. Blessing was crying- no- wailing so loudly that Ehi was beginning to feel like her heart was hewn from…
Flickering rays and a beam
Chi is wedged between a wooden table and a leather chair close to the window of her self-con apartment, down the ever-quiet Engineer Kitchener’s Street. Raymond, her boyfriend was keen on getting her an apartment on this street because he knew the serenity would mean…
The door creaked again, last night
like the night before, i crawled under our bed, from where i watched them; cut my brother’s arms, smash my father’s testicles, plant iron seeds in mama’s thighs & left me a glass of fresh milk. — that night, death was with me & he…
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Writer Crush Wednesday/Woman Crush Wednesday.
Our #wcw is Okwiri Oduor. She is an author, storyteller and teacher of creative writing in Nairobi, Kenya, where she was born.
Her novella The Dream Chasers was highly commended in the Commonwealth Book Prize 2012. In 2014, she won the Caine Prize for African Writing.
If you are compiling a list of African writers you should be reading, do include @okwirioduor
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Every line of these poems is embroidered with mesmerizing metaphors. The poet @AyooluwaOlasupo shares what we would like to call a personal documentary of her journey to healing. In all, her poetry is full of hope and promise. https://eboquills.com/2020/11/19/two-poems-by-nigerian-poet-ayooluwa-olasupo/
Mustapha Enesi's (@Enesi_Is_Fine) story, TRISHA is a sizzling short story. It makes a worthy read for the adventurous. So, if you love adventures, don't sleep on this one!
#stories #shortstories #storytime #eboquills #storyteller
Our #MCM for the week is Adedayo Agarau @adedayo_agarau who was one of the winners of the 2020 Frontier Industry Prize (@FrontierPoetry). His poem, “Bad Dream With My Grandmother’s Stroke” finished 3rd place.