Write And Win $1000, One Year Mentorship and More, From PEN NIGERIA

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 Female Handbag: More Than Fashion

The Female Handbag: More Than Fashion

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

The Short Story Challenge From Chinyere Obi-obasi

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

Call For Entries: Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition, 2013

Call For Entries: Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition, 2013

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

Once Upon A Time In Cemetery Market, Aba, Nigeria.

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.