ABOUT IYANDA: A Short Story By Nigerian Storyteller, Destiny Okoduwa
Destiny Okoduwa is a fabulous storyteller. In “About Iyanda” he thrills his reader with a quick-paced plot, telling the story from the second-person point of view to unveil the post-suicide ‘life’ of a mental health warrior. It is melancholic but an absolute stunner. Enjoy the…
M.A.N: A Creative Fiction by Tolu Dara
We are thrilled to share this creative fiction by Tolu Dara with you. The story tells itself. You will be fascinated by how it overpowers the writer, meanders carefreely and knots itself into a ribbon of creativity. Just like us, you will wonder why a…
One Poem By Nigerian Poet, Collins Columba Nobri
The poem, “Bourgeois’ Worst Nightmares” by Collins Columba Nobri has further buttressed our literary scholars’ position that “art does not exist in a vacuum”. This poem is political and social; it is what we might refer to as a communal lamentation rendered by a patriotic…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet Aiyejinna Abraham O.
The poetic persona in both poems is melancholic but nothing short of magical. In “Water is Tasteless to Him That Lives in Peace” Aiyejinna Abraham O. writes about terrorism in such a way that we are beginning to think that when a person rummages through…
One Poem By Ajani Samuel Victor
To be a poet seems to be a commissioning to write about the collective pains and pleasures of humanity. Ajani Samuel Victor, Nigerian poet, and writer contributes his voice to the anthem of our great poetic commission with this rather brilliant poem, “My Body is…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Nwankwo Prosper O
In these poems, with metaphors so crisp, every line is a little bit of magic and so much of splendor, Nwankwo Prosper O massages words till they exude a delicious symphony. Very impressive! – Editorial Team Offing how do you tell a boy-jalopy / catching…
How To Enter Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize, 2020
In a statement by Pamilerin Jacob, the coordinator of the Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize, the call for submissions was necessitated by the desire of Nigerian NewsDirect to fulfill its long-term goal of supporting innovation in Nigerian poetry. The prize money totals N150,000. The first prize…
The Ocean Boils, A Poem By Nwanne Agwu
Some poems shout their message out like a street evangelist but others speak so softly yet so strongly. “The Ocean Boils” by Nwanne Agwu, fits into the latter category. Every line will snake its way through your being and leave behind a trail of rhetorics…
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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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/