Every time I read about the magnificence of nature in the bible I pictured my village. I remember staring in wonder at the tall palm trees that touched the sky, and yet bent in the wind like a giant invisible weight was pressing them down, the singing birds and crickets of the morning that kept … Continue reading The Burial
Time Comes Our Water breaks As we slip out Sparking a frenzy We pine Lying in cradles We chuckle And suckle Watching others take on our hustle Time Comes We grow up, We’re young Hor-mon-al, We fly And its fun, Reigning like the Sun We get chances, We spurn Then we make hay, While we … Continue reading Story of our lives
“We made it!” was the sound of victory and joy on every Nigerian lips precisely fifty years ago when our founding fathers led us into independence. This I guess brought about the phrase in the Nigerian national anthem… “The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain….” A pertinent question to be asked … Continue reading Nigeria At Seventy-five: My Expectations.
The language question in African literature is a debate that started as far back as the 60’s. It bothers on how African writers have adopted the Western language to express the experiences, culture, world view and agitations of the African people as reflected in the many creative works churned out over the years. The argument … Continue reading The language question in African literature: Diana Evans’ 26a and Tewfik Al Hakim’s Fate of a Cockroach
The Festac Poetry Festival ( FESTPOETFEST ) is a cutting-edge performance based event blending Poetry and selected genres of Music ( Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, R&B et al ) together to create a distinct artistic product fit for admirers of Music and Poetry. A big part of FESTPOETFEST is designed to inspire Nigerians and Foreigners positively … Continue reading Festac Poetry Festival 2011
When I go, I go with tidings to bear, I go; For every soul must know either they be far or near; That we can rise, we can only if we care. On and on I’ll go to spread love round, I go; A love that for ever will flow and like the sun, ‘twill … Continue reading When I Go
I intended this to be a sonnet Another feather on your bonnet But it turns out something less, maybe more A peek past my eyes into my heart’s core I wish I could assault you with my words The way your beauty assaults my thoughts I wish you would let me see what lies … Continue reading NOT ANOTHER FEATHER (For Tinu)
i fear for my country, a country filled with darkness, a country filled with corruption and laziness, a country where most basic amenities and bought not given, a country where politics meddles with everything, from official appointment to university admissions, i fear for my country. but i fear more for the future of my country, … Continue reading My country
When we fall and hard we fall Disgruntled memories invades the feeble mind Joy fades away and sorrow lingers on The feeble minded bewitched by the alluring features of life Eyes deceived by love’s camouflage… Beauty and enchantment lies in what’s hidden.. For we are too blind to see what’s real We are blinded by … Continue reading I rise even taller
CHAPTER ONE The moment he stepped into room 415 and saw Jennifer Lennox sitting behind the polished mahogany table, Wale Ademola knew he was a dead man. He shut the glass panelled door behind him with a click and glared. It had to be an illusion. He checked again. Nope. This was for real. She … Continue reading The Small Print- An excerpt 2
************************ Ilawe-Ekiti, Ekiti. ************************ He was mumbling to himself triumphantly as he walked down to the cellar where the fools were being held. How many times did they need to be told, beaten or killed before they knew not to mess with Uncle Terry. He spoke out loudly as he walked into the dingy, dank … Continue reading The Death Of John Okro
You creep up on me like a shadow Slouching sideways, color as dark as a starless night; You are my worst nightmare come to life A creature in thought Fleshed out with every choice I made, My own Frankenstein drooling Maliciously over my drawn out dreams; I made you and yet you disobey me I … Continue reading Imagined Reality
Recently, the literati site www.naijawriterscrib.wordpress.com caught up with Bee Ifezue and she granted this interesting interview. In the interview, she talked about her book, family and everything related. She is also giving one reader a chance to win a free copy of her latest book, The Crystal River. Read through and discover how you can … Continue reading Time-out With Bee Ifezue
It was a breezy beautiful afternoon, when boredom was showing off his dexterity to me. I must put a halt to this, what nonsense! Quickly and swiftly jumped into a nice Pyjamas, on a journey to spice up my afternoon. “Chelsea vs Manchester United”, a boldly written inscription on a wall in one of the … Continue reading Against Her Wish?
A sizzling love poem of a teen’s fantasy. Nasty wishes.