Sunflowers and Sunburns: A Poem by Joshua Effiong
In Sunflowers and Sunburns, Joshua Effiong shares what we would like to refer to as the recipe of hope. With his rich language and vivid imageries, he draws a map with which a person in a grim situation can navigate tempestuous waters to the shore…
Smiles of Pain, A Poem By Liberian Teen Poet, Aloysius S. Harmon Jr
In Smiles of Pain, Aloysius S. Harmon Jr, enthralled us with such simplicity that is becoming scarce in contemporary poetry. Although the Liberian teen describes himself as an aspiring writer/poet, his careful selection of words reflects a rich diction which is a must-have for the…
Happy Puppet: A Short Story By Ejiofor C. E. S
When Ejiofor C.E.S tells a story, it stays with you for as long as forever. It touches the least-visited rooms in your heart and your very being feels the vibration of the plot. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, Ejiofor’s characters are real, strong, and…
Butterfly Effect by Nigerian Teen Poet, Rita Azekwoh
Nigerian teen poet, Rita Azekwoh is the definition of ‘precocious.’ Her didactic poem, “Butterfly Effect” was delivered with what we would like to refer to as an endearing simplicity. Her art holds much promise and we are delighted to share this piece of magic with…
The demise of a god – A Short Story by Pele Olabanji
Pele Olabanji’s story is melancholic. It mirrors the ironies of life. It tells of how fate can play a fast one on a man and make him a character in a story he wishes he could run out of. – Editorial Team The sun sets…
Sacrilege By Shitta Faruq Ademola
Shitta Faruq Ademola’s poem, Sacrilege narrates the girlchild’s plight with sharp imagery. He wears the rather tight shoes, which fate gifts women, and takes a few steps, and recounts the feeling which came with every stride in lines and in verses. Sacrilege a pleasant poem…
A Review of Funke Awodiya’s Woman of Woman
Funke Awodiya’s anthology of poems, Woman of Woman, is a diary of tributes to great women and unsung heroines like Dora Akumyili (Tribute to a First Daughter); Bukky Ajayi (Maami); Dr. Stella Adadevoh (Here We Are); Maryam Babangida (To the Memories of a Trailblazer) and for…
Iron Born: A Poem By Abunic Sherif II
Liberian poet, Abunic, writes against racial discrimination in very sharp lines. His solidarity with those who were murdered on the scaffold of racism is so glaring. We hope that you enjoy the read as much as we did here. “What is dead may never die.”…
AKO Caine Prize 2020 Shortlist: The Faces of a New Decade in African Writing
AKO Caine Prize enters its 21st year— an arching into a 3rd decade— on the brazen wings of a jaw-dropping 222 submissions from 28 African nations. It is a coming of age in the trajectory of the continental award, a number of submissions it has…
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When it comes to writing poetry, the new cool is to write something so cryptic and difficult to critique.
The message/artistic beauty is often lost in the poet's desire to put out something grand.
Billy Collins says clarity is the real risk. One that many are not willing or confident enough to take, for fear of criticism or standing 'naked' in front of their audience.
We want you to know that you're not putting out sub-standard poems just because yours is simple and relatable!
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In Sunflowers and Sunburns, Joshua Effiong shares what we would like to refer to as the recipe of hope.
Enjoy the #read: https://eboquills.com/2020/09/18/sunflowers-and-sunburns-a-poem-by-joshua-effiong/
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Our #MCM this week is the charismatic Kukogho Iruesiri Samson @BrainyPoet. He is the Founder/CEO of Words
Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers Ltd. His multi-award-winning #book "Devil's Pawn" will be officially released by @farafinabooks in October and we just can't wait to #read!
We wake up to multiple mails from some of you, private messages and whatever. Please stop being a pain in an #editor's ass!
I’ll no longer be publishing the work of Samuel Junior Irusota in Chambers this month, as he sent me multiple messages across my different social media accounts, one of which was my private Facebook account.