Achebe Speaks │ Eberechukwu Noble │ Poetry


According to Achebe, “we were able to demonstrate that it was possible for African people, entirely on their own, to refine oil.”

And after those who had barrels filled with both sperm and bullets lied in the midst of bloodshed about unity, ahead loomed a rising sun.

Take a goldsmiths work for example. He takes his time, his life, forming wonders through filing, soldering, sawing, forging, casting, and polishing metal. Gold doesn’t rust or tarnish. Plus it’s pretty. It’s chemical symbol AU is from the Latin aurum, meaning

“shining dawn”.

Each day, Eberechukwu Noble pursues his Bachelor’s Degree in Law at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, and spends an unrecommended amount of time reading about Stephen King on Wikipedia while trying to pen down poetry during the weekends. Each holiday, he’s up early to painfully edit his Science Fiction novel and write as a full-time author would. His story has appeared in Nnọkọ Stories and his poem in The Muse. He tweets @EberechukwuNob1. Instagram @eberechukwunoble Facebook: Noble Eberechukwu

Lake Adedamola is a poet, writer, and editor with Nantygreens, who's worked with several other literary blogs including Brittle Paper. He has, since 2018, served in various capacities on the Lagos International Poetry Festival, LIPFest, team.

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