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…
Jungle Justice: A Short Story By Michael Emeka
A good short story is like a cupcake, when you are just beginning to love the flavor and texture, then you are left with only one bite or even nothing. This is how you will feel when you read Jungle Justice. Michael Emeka tells a…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Ayooluwa Olasupo
In the poem, “This Time Last Year”, Ayooluwa Olasupo proves that poetry is about the best way to invest pain. The richness of her diction is compelling and every line of the first poem is embroidered with a mesmerizing metaphor that pours right into the…
TRISHA: A Short Story By Mustapha Enesi
“Trisha” is a sizzling short story that is fast-paced and narrates from the second-person point of view an incredibly intriguing story of a woman in her forties. The story is short but interestingly explosive. Mustapha Enesi brilliantly holds a reader spellbound in three minutes and…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Daniel Tabowei
The lines of these two poems, “Hallucinations” and “The Passion” will snake through your mind slowly but with such a marveling intensity. Daniel Tabowei carefully chooses metaphors and imageries with the finesse of a fine-fingered sculptor who chisels a crooked log into a magnificent sculpture….
Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Wins Best of the Best Award, Women’s Prize for Fiction
One of Nigeria’s most widely read writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named winner of Best of the Best Award, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. The book which landed her this prestigious award is one of our all-time favorite novels, Half of a Yellow Sun….
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….
A Review of Gospels of Depression Written by Pamilerin Jacob
Reading a great review of a book is like dipping one’s feet in a pool to test for the depth and coldness of the water before a refreshing afternoon swim. Victor Zechariah Achi’s Review of Gospels of Depression, a poetry chapbook written by Pamilerin Jacob…
Booty of War, A Poem By Winifred Kijie Odu
In “Booty of War”, Winifred Kijie Odu’s lines sit crisply in the verses of the poem with such precision that makes it admirable. Each line, carefully woven with the yarns of poetic devices, drips with nostalgia and a longing for the day when hope will…
Our #MCM for the week is Wale Ayinla @Wale_Ayinla, whose chapbook, "To Cast a Dream", was selected as winner of 2020 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize! The award-winning book will be published by Jai-Alai Booka @jaialaibooks later this year.
We loved reading your poems and it's such a delight to share them with the world.
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Two of my favorite poems "Out" and "Rooftops" have been published by @eboquills.
Thank you for the publication.
Do check them out!
Celebrated #writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced and launched the #StartReadingByReading Challenge on her Instagram Page, here's how to enter.
Write a 100-word response to her short story, OLIKOYE, and win 50k! Details below: