Kachifo Publishers call for New Nigerian Writing

Emerging writers are requested to submit any piece of prose of no more than 5,000 words. Thirty pieces will be selected from the submissions, and the writers will be invited to read five minutes of their work during the event. Our panel of distinguished writers will be on hand to critique their work on both … Continue reading Kachifo Publishers call for New Nigerian Writing

“Oh No, I’ve run Mad Again!” Insane in the Membrane.

Insane in the Membrane  “When the baby is born, you wrap him in this towel. None of that diaper nonsense” “Babies, they don’t know diaper or towel. They shit too much.” The mid wife bit on her chewing stick aggressively. Faded tattoos and blackened lips, her earlier life must have been wild. “Breathe and push … Continue reading “Oh No, I’ve run Mad Again!” Insane in the Membrane.

The Septavalent Stone Critique request – 5

Chapter Three The Thief It had been raining heavily when Eshury appeared in the forest, his gray robe dirty, and his sandals worn. Eshury was your average looking boy with dark eyes. There was nothing remarkable about him, not even his afro, which was as big as a small hill, and which was now flat … Continue reading The Septavalent Stone Critique request – 5

‘Dumbing down’ the Nigerian youth

‘Dumbing down’ the Nigerian youth

The contemporary Nigerian youth is in a perilous state. Perhaps his ignorance of this peril is more pernicious than the reality of the peril. The youth could be best described as a victim of ‘sensory overload’, as his 5 senses, including his psyche are caught in a myriad of modern day distractions. These distractions revealed … Continue reading ‘Dumbing down’ the Nigerian youth

What is to be done?

I felt that it was necessary that I talk about this issue especially as regards to my people. My people here is in reference to the Akwa-Ibomites. This was necessary after I wrote THE TRAVAILS OF MFON and where regrettably I could not come to defend my character and story due to extreme circumstances purely … Continue reading What is to be done?

Petit prose/petit poem/petit play, respectively

Petit prose/petit poem/petit play, respectively

WARS, WARS EVERYWHERE AND NO PEACE It is said that if there is no war, there is no peace. But unfortunately, even if there was peace, it never lasts. It can take towards the end of a millennium to obtain peace after an hour, a day, a week, a month, several months, a year or … Continue reading Petit prose/petit poem/petit play, respectively

The ‘below average’ Nigerian child

The ‘below average’ Nigerian child

  There is a very popular but quite ancient, rustic bicycle repair/rental shop in a street around the Works/By-pass bus-stop area, in the general vicinity of Oyemekun, Akure. It seems to be the only one of its kind for miles because in just a little under one year, I have scoured the nooks of the … Continue reading The ‘below average’ Nigerian child