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…
Just Got a Rejection Mail? Here’s How to Handle it
On the first day of January 2021, I was going through my Facebook page and I saw one of my friends share “I got a rejection mail on the first day of the year, what a way to begin”. I could relate to her pain…
Writing Contests to Enter in March 2021
For many, nothing spurs creativity as much as deadlines do. Like I always say, we are all temporarily superhuman in the face of deadlines. Include a reward for beating the deadlines, and you have just created the biggest motivation for any writer. Here are some…
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. –…
Litanies & Lessons, A Creative Rant By Tolu Dara
Sometimes, the lessons we need to desperately learn come in a scarred neck and a shattered collarbone. Tolu Dara writes about moments and the ripple effects some of them create. – Editorial Team I am learning not to overreact when my temper rises.I am also…
Three Poems By Fasasi Abdulrosheed Oladipupo
Good poetry is language embroidered with imageries and thought-provoking metaphors. This is what Fasasi Abdulrosheed Oladipupo serves his reader in these three brilliant poems. – Editorial Team Home Songs Soon, I want to be home, neither the seaNor the desert, not the camp where everything…
Dreamer, A Short Story By Foyin Ejilola
“Dreamer” is a brilliant short story and a fine mélange of creative monologues. Foyin Ejilola tells what others might write off as an ‘ordinary’ story from an extraordinary point of view. This makes an enjoyable read. – Editorial Team Her feet were always planted firmly…
– 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…
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…
Two Poems By Zimbabwean-born Poet, Tyrone Takawira
In “Out” and “Rooftops”, Zimbabwean-born poet, Tyrone Takawira writes about rape, incest, and suicide with what we would love to refer to as lucid lines. The stories trapped in these poems are sensational and make a pleasurable read. – Editorial Team Out The hum of…
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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/