Please, my dear unborn babies, you have to be patient with me. It’s not been easy down here. I have been doing all I can; praying, observing, et al. But getting you the best mum, one good enough to pilot you to this world is not as easy as it seems. It’s not that … Continue reading A Letter To My Unborn Kids
All and all the soldier ants I know Work in unison Everywhere they go Marching in one File be it fast or slow To gather grain to their hole. Never pompous to say Hello To anyone They come across on their road. So caring that they haul a fellow Who gets crashed on … Continue reading Easter In A Hole
Nigerian PEN Centre is calling for entries in prose and poetry in order to short list a male and female writer in the age bracket of 18-30 years old to represent the centre in the PEN INTERNATIONAL/NEW VOICES AWARD 2013. Eligibility in the Nigerian short list process is based on the exact rules of the … Continue reading Write And Win $1000, One Year Mentorship and More, From PEN NIGERIA
The Association of Nigerian Authors [ANA] hereby calls for entries for its 2013 Annual Literary Prizes. Nigerian writers, home and abroad, desirous of entering their works for the Annual Literary Prizes, may now do so. Works entered should have been published between March 2012 and May2013. REQUIREMENTS Six copies (6) of the book or manuscript … Continue reading 2013 ANA Prizes: CALL FOR ENTRIES
How do you break a heart? Yes, I just asked that question in case you were wondering if you heard right. How do you break a heart? See, I was in a quandary of sorts and I needed a quick fix. I knew what to do, my problem was, I did not have the heart … Continue reading Randy Me #4
(Excerpt from L.I.F.E) Magnus has never failed an exam in his life – at least not since he realized the bliss of sneaking into exam halls with bits of paper covered with untidy scribbles, and artfully craning his neck to peek into Rebecca’s answer sheets as an alternative. (You see, Rebecca has been his seat … Continue reading The Exam Cheat
Long before the coinage of the word feminism, in the era when women were defined by and confined to the kitchen, a woman’s extra-domestic success was attributed to her beauty or “bottom power”. But today, women are creating, fulfilling and living great dreams. They are heading governments, departments, ministries and agencies and achieving great feats … Continue reading The Female Handbag: More Than Fashion
One of the reasons why I am a hit with my children is because of my fertile imagination. So while telling the story of Joseph and Portiphar’s wife, I tell them for example that Portiphar’s wife represents a female or male boss who wants to take advantage of you and believes he/she has the ability … Continue reading The Short Story Challenge From Chinyere Obi-obasi
Entries are hereby invited from Nigerian undergraduate students for the 2013 edition of Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition. The contest is intended to serve as a national platform for Nigerian students to express their opinions on pressing national issues, and advance workable and sustainable solutions to them. Theme “Does The Nigerian Education System Prepare … Continue reading Call For Entries: Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition, 2013
Blessed with a system made of blue news A track record of revisited events An advanced machine Some whisper genocide Others cry defense So which is my right? Redefined with defiance A rage filled with excellence “Must I hover in my prime? Or step on crumbled papers?”
“Dedicated to my cousin Yewande, for every time you made me laugh with your tales” Sweat trickled down my face, the only things that kept the office ventilated were a small standing fan and small window. The fan sputtered every five minutes or so. Files were stacked against the four walls of the small office … Continue reading Headaches and Admirers
This is the story of the downfall of a man full of glory to succeed is his only mission to make it in life, his ultimate ambition. He never fails day and night walking always on a path that’s right towards a future- clear and bright pursuing his goal with all his might. Alas! one … Continue reading The Invincible: a Killer of Dreams.
Far away from home Lost in the shadows of adventure. In the bid to be free I am held in chains of mystery. So much on my own Lost in indulgence, I lay my hands on so much Comfort never bated an eye. Many days are gone, Many months a-go In the midst of … Continue reading HomeComing
I had always wondered why any sane human or group of humans would name a market “cemetery”. I also had been supplied many answers, but did not believe any of them. No, not until this morning, when Emeka garri vanished before my very eyes. I had been told stories that the market was built over … Continue reading Once Upon A Time In Cemetery Market, Aba, Nigeria.
When men say “I’m pleased to meet you” Or when they say “I’d love to know more of you” It simply means I’ve started hunting you. When men say “I love your face” Or when they say “I love the way you smile” It simply means That’s where my evil will start. When men … Continue reading The Parables of Men