Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Oladosu Michael Emerald
Growing up is a little different for males in a society that sets unrealistic goals for men. In these poems, Oladosu Michael Emerald writes about his adventurous transition from boyhood to manhood. These poems tell a story that many are not bold enough to write…
What Killed Ezeadina: A Short Story By Ifunanya Georgia
What Killed Ezeadina is a beautiful children’s story which is didactic and warm. Ifunanya Georgia makes a brilliant attempt at replicating a story whose tempo matches the popular African tales by moonlight. If you are looking for a story to read to a group of…
Two Love Poems by Olabode Olanrewaju
When it comes to writing love poems, it takes a certain ingredient which when absent makes the poem a gathering of cliched lines. We found this ingredient in Olabode Olanrewaju’s “Lovers’ Web” and “Thunderbolt.” Each poem struck a chord and made a statement that is…
Our Eyes Were Watching God: A Poem By Eduardo de Bosco
We know that one could be low on cash and resources but one should never be low on hope. Because, it is the currency we spend in the city of survival, the ticket to the tomorrow which we so dream of. In the poem, “Our…
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….
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…
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…
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…
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.
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Two of my favorite poems "Out" and "Rooftops" have been published by @eboquills.
Thank you for the publication.
Do check them out!
Celebrated #writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced and launched the #StartReadingByReading Challenge on her Instagram Page, here's how to enter.
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