Writing Contests to Enter this June
We made a list of writing prizes and contests you can enter this June. Guess what? These prizes are mostly free to enter so all you have to do is just write and beat the deadlines. Christopher Hewitt Award. The award showcases outstanding responses to…
The First Time I Got on a Writing Contest Shortlist
In 2015, after over a year of entering contests and sending my work everywhere, I got on a writing contest shortlist for the first time. I was in the university at that time and was living in the hostel. Turns out the grand finale would…
What Items Would an Intending Freelance Writer Need to Start?
In online writing circles, freelancing has become a buzzword. English words can be deceptive. On first hearing the word, one might imagine that freelance writer means someone who writes for free. This might be because of the belief that writing is not a commercially viable…
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…
One Poem By Liberian Poet, Arthur Shedrick Davies
Repetition, as a poetic device, can make a poem seem like a mouthful and increase the risk of boring one’s reader but in “Wishes”, Liberian poet, Arthur Shedrick Davies employs it with such admirable elegance! Also, we love(d) that the metaphors were both sizzling and…
A Review of Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood
The Joys of Motherhood is one of the books I am ashamed to admit that I read so late. But as they say, it is better late than never. Let me begin by saying I really love how Buchi Emecheta paints the plight of an…
Lonely Soul, A Poem By Nigerian Poet, I B Adebayo
Sharp. Soft. And moving. Are words that came to mind as we read “Lonely Soul”, written by I B Adebayo. It purrs at the reader’s mind like a pet running into the safe arms of its owner on a stormy night. We loved reading this…
Dear Kojo, A Short Story By Ubong Johnson
Oscillating between vices and wild teenage love, Kojo, a delinquent boy is about to meet his end and only this letter might save him. “Dear Kojo” by Ubong Johnson is a story written from the heart. It is warm and enjoyable to read. – Editorial…
One Poem By Ebubechukwu Ifenna Udeoba
Do we realize the extent to which we wreck the future by abusing children whether through child labor or child marriage? In the poem, “Going up- a memoir of flying bodies” Ebubechukwu Ifenna Udeoba raises concerns about child abuse with imageries that melt the heart….
Two Poems By Liberian Poet, Abunic Sherif II
Liberian poet, Abunic Sherif II seems to have taken extra care to condense his emotions into these two poems which satisfy the didactic needs of the wit, without letting the thirst of aesthetes go unquenched. You will love every verse of these poems. – Editorial…
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The poem, "Sugar on wet Sand" by Omodero David, is experimental and daring. The poet is set to take the #poetrycommunity by storm and our fingers are crossed.
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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/