New Book Alert: (S)kin Folk By Tochi Onyebuchi
Fiction Advocate is set to publish Tochi Onyebuchi’s latest book (S)kin Folk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah on April 13th. According to Onyebuchi, his new book, “use(s) critical analysis of Americanah as a pretext for writing about my political education, my love life, Palestine, Paris, and…
Writing Prizes & Contests to Enter This April
Prizes and awards do not define the quality of a writer. They are the icing on the cake. The cake — our written works published in literary magazines or stashed on our computer — is the true success, but icing wouldn’t hurt anybody. Winning writing…
Three More Days to Submit to Lolwe Issue 3
Lolwe is currently accepting submissions for its third issue. Lolwe accepts fiction, essays, poetry, and photography from African (living at home or in the diaspora), and Caribbean artists. It is only three days before the submissions window for Issue 3 slams shut but you may…
Enter The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021
The competition is organized by the Alpine Fellowship, a charity project with the broad aim of promoting culture and the arts. The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021 is worth £15,000! Prizes • 1st place: £10,000• 2nd place: £3,000• 3rd place: £2,000 Theme for The Alpine Fellowship…
An Orchestral Performance of Love Hymns: A Review of How To Fall In Love
Sensational love poems did not go extinct after William Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda, Emily Dickson, Khalil Gibran, and other fantastic poets. While it is true that we no longer make a great show of sending love poems overleaf of postcards and fancy greeting cards, there will…
7 Writing Contests to Enter in February 2021
Getting your work out is one of the preoccupations of a writer. We are constantly in search of a ‘home’ for the poems, stories, and non-fictional pieces we invested hours into creating. This is because the world will not trace us to our quiet writing…
You Should Read Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns
Ehi shares her thoughts on one of her favorite novels. She plans to write a short note for every book she reads in 2021. She began with Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns. It felt like a trip to Afghanistan… It’s 7 am here. Cold…
Apply For the 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellowships
Applications opened on January 1, 2021, for the 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellowships. The aim of these fellowships is to seek out and support writers who embrace risk in their work and their own singular vision. It is for writers who have not yet…
Call for Entries: 2021 K & L Prize
The K and L prize, founded and sponsored by New Zealand based Nigerian writer, Myles Ojabo, awards $1000 (New Zealand) to the best piece of unpublished fiction. Now in its third edition, the 2021 K & L prize 2021 has thrown open its submission windows….
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…
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"Along Came Love" by Zubair Hassan Baba, is what we might refer to as brilliant historical fiction. You may smile or sigh but surely, you will fall deeply in love with Zubair's storytelling style at the end of it all.
Read story here: https://eboquills.com/2021/05/01/along-came-love-a-short-story-by-zubair-hassan-baba/
"...I am the voice of reason,
That dance not to the deceitful tone
Of political eloquence and propaganda
I am the voice above religious hypocrisy and sycophancy
Truth is my warrant and change is my cause..."
Who Hears Me? By Etim Bassey Onyam
Read here: https://eboquills.com/2021/04/24/one-poem-by-etim-bassey-onyam/