Shame-stripped © Folakemi Emem Akpan June 2015 You fell into your present profession by mistake, and in the beginning, your stomach would coil and roil and recoil with shame and disgust and trepidation and fear. But two years doing the same job, earning more than enough to keep body and soul together and a … Continue reading Shame-stripped
Wicked insects! Intruding visitors at night. When we’ve strived so hard in the day, Some with the head; Some with the pen; Most with the body; Just to survive at the partial market. The sun becomes friend with some bodies, Some bodies end up in intimate pain. The rod becomes friend with some heads, Some … Continue reading Wicked insects
I think the worst thing that could happen after losing someone you love, someone you’ve spent virtually your entire life with, is the inability to feel. No grief, no heartache just the inexplicable dread that one day, could be a year, a month or a week, that cold, lifeless hunk of flesh, stuffed into … Continue reading Grief
I have beards.”It comes with age”,so they say but I am only a teenager. This year will make me 16years old but I look like am 23, sometimes I like it but other times I hate it. I like it when ‘big bros’ in my street will bully other boys my age but won’t come … Continue reading Respect The Beard
the darkness feels like home dead both in heart and soul nothing now is nothing the still eyes and the blank mind the spark that was put out long before any struggle the fight that could not even surface as a dream the lifelessness of the gross material dust to dust ash to the sea … Continue reading Veil
Was the Reformation okay for the world, especially the African world?
INSTITUTION OF NIGERIAN WRITERS (The Workshop arm of the Nigerian Society of Authors) In conjunction with the SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS Presents 2015 FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (SECOND EDITION) Date: 25th of July, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM Venue: Amphitheatre, U.I, Ibadan For who: Upcoming/Aspiring Writers, Freelance Writers, unpublished authors, editor, students, civil servants etc. … Continue reading 2015 Free Creative Writing Workshop (Second Edition)
I like them slim Like them simple Love them in casuals Slim and fit and adorbs Simple as they are attentive Attentive to me and world events In love with me, in awe of me Easily delighted, easily bored A reader of books and music Writer of poems, cuddly ones I like my man to … Continue reading How I like them