History and events are better lived in than discussed. And Writivism, over the last five years, and its Annual Writivism Festival have painted this picture clearly, growing to be among…More
The Onitsha market literature holds the legacy of birthing the Macmillan pacesetter series — a series introduced in 1977 for young adults, publishing the bulk of the novels between 1977…More
In an overcrowded class
I found a friend who smiles, always
Her smile, enough to lighten my day
A shield from the draining sun
Of skinny children with empty bowls
Of moguls dressed in gilded attires
Of ancestors long gone
Book: BLACKASS Author: Igoni Barrett Furo Wariboko, the protagonist in Igoni Barrett’s Kafkaesque dark satirical comedy wakes up and discovers that ‘dreams can lose their way and turn up on the wrong…More
Looking for writing contests (fiction or non-fiction) or publishing you can participate in? We have curated some of the writing competitions you can take part of before the year runs…More
When you came to seek my commitment
You came wearing no sterns but smiles.
You knelt to our customs, and laid a-front my parents.
You promised me heaven, on earth,
I love lingering
Lingering inside a bus
Hugging the fine facade of faces,
The driver’s face especially.
My phone sat between my hands, with fingers hovering over the lit screen. At the other end is my Kenyan friend, “typing.” And then my screen flushes with her text.…More