One Poem By Nigerian Poet, Ariyo Ahmad
There are several facets of boyhood that we do not often talk about. Ariyo Ahmad weaves some of them into this rather beautiful poem which is replete with mesmerizing metaphors and other poetic devices. It is such a delight to share it with you. –…
You Won’t Find God Here, A Poem By Ololade Edun
No one does better than a poet at giving grief a voice. This is what Ololade Edun effortlessly does in this poem, “You Won’t Find God Here”. The lines of this poem are melancholic yet it somehow manages to be mesmerizing. – Editorial Team they…
– here in liberia, A Poem By Edwin Olu Bestman
Edwin Olu Bestman writes about children in Liberia with metaphors that are disturbing. One reads through the poem hoping it is not the real situation of things but at the same time, one is awed by the fluidity of Edwin’s language and the apt employment…
Distillation of a Decade: A Poem By Adepoju Isaiah Gbenga
A poem that can tell the story of our existence with such crisp and catchy lines wins just about any heart effortlessly. Adepoju Isaiah Gbenga won us with his poem “Distillation of a Decade.” The ‘story’ woven into the lines of this poem is our…
Africanus: A Poem By Nigerian Poet, Ayodeji Oje
There’s always a lot to say about Africa and the black heritage, and each time we read young African poets, like Ayodeji Oje, who have something important to say about the Africa of our dreams, we are obligated to share with the world. In the…
Two Poems By Joshua James Onuh
Poetry is not always about the aesthetics of concrete poems and the symphony of rhymed verses. Sometimes, it is didactic. Other times, it documents the Afro-wits and wisdom passed down by our ancestors. This is what Joshua James Onuh does with his poetry. These two…
How to Apply for The Tampered Writing Workshop
The Tampered Press in collaboration with Prince Claus Fund and British Council presents a virtual writing workshop for poets and storytellers across Africa. The virtual workshop is slated to take place from 7th to 9th January 2021. It will be facilitated by some of the…
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….
The Songbirds Sing, My Ears Hear a Dirge
Written By: Adejuwon Gbalajobi You’re heavy upon me heart, sorrow.You’re a ravenous beast inside of me.A thousand Psalms I’ve sung to silence you,my throat burns with prayers to still your madness– still you ravish me. How do I wheel myself into joy when it is…
Here are some #writingcontests and prizes you can enter your work this month. These prizes are FREE to enter, so all you have to do is just #write:
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Our #MCM for the week is Saddiq Dzukogi @SaddiqDzukogi. His collection of poems, “Your Crib, My Qibla”, has earned rave reviews since its recent publication.
Award-winning poet, Ilya Kaminsky, describes it as a “stunning, memorable book”!
You had your voice,
yet silence was your outburst ..."
In this #poem, Ojo Emmanuel writes about loss, grief, and the long painful journey to healing. It is a sad, sensational poem & worth the #read.
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