How Does it Mean to be Lazy? A Short Story By Joses Adewara
It is rare to read a story that wittily humorous and didactic at the same time. This story by Joses Adewara from the second point of view attacks the reader and admonishes him all at once. It was such a delight to review this piece….
Along Came Love: A Short Story By Zubair Hassan Baba
Along Came Love by Zubair Hassan Baba is what we might refer to as brilliant historical fiction. It tells the Nigerian story of post-colonial travail and the bloody civil war. You may smile, sigh and probably tear up but surely you will fall deeply in…
Song from the highway, A Poem By Habeeb Ajinifesin
Is there a better way to remind the world of the struggles of street hawkers than to write a poem with sharp lines that pierce right into our souls? Habeeb Ajinifesin’s poem, “Song from the highway” is what we would describe as a dirge for…
Sarah’s Story, A Short Story By Chuks Obinna
A man desperate to fill a vacuum meets a woman who commercializes her company, gives pleasure for payment but he is hesitant to call her a prostitute. Why does friendship hide in some of the most unlikely places? Chuks Obinna answers this question in this…
Broken Bird, A Short Story By Nweke Ozioma Ruth
Imade’s husband and children are wiped out by a violent bandit attack. How does she process the tragic loss? Does the world around her adjusts or simply hurry along as though nothing happened? Nweke Ozioma Ruth’s “Broken Bird”, is a heartbreaking short story, that is…
One Poem By Nigerian Poet, Ojo Emmanuel
What weighs a person down more than grief? In the poem, “Epitaphs are front pages of the real story”, Ojo Emmanuel writes about loss, grief, and the long painful journey to healing. This is a sad but sensational poem. – Editorial Team Epitaphs are front…
Hidden Pains, A Short Story By Ephraim Ndubisi Orji
Duni is married to a charming man who is a closet monster. For how long can she go on absorbing the pain? In Hidden Pains, Ephraim Ndubisi Orji answers this question as he writes about domestic violence, the sad reality of several marriages around the…
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…
Join CNA’s #StartReadingByReading Challenge To Win N50,000
On January 15, 2021, celebrated and widely read Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced and launched the #StartReadingByReading Challenge on her Instagram Page. According to the award-winning writer, this challenge and giveaway is not just her first monetary giveaway but it was inspired by a…
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…
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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/