The time we write in demands that we sidestep the general and enter into the specific, an art and act that is at once inquisitive as it is ambitious. The challenge we face is not that we cannot simply generalize, or that we are not readily given to generalization. The imminent difficulty is that we … Continue reading Saraba 13 – Call For Submissions
Papered Glory (Nigeria) in collaboration with Image Genius Creations invites interested participants to the Beyond Covers Online Writing Workshop. The online workshop is driven by the need to promote knowledge of basic writing skills, provide participants with a template to develop and hone their creative interests and to ensure that participants understand the basics of … Continue reading Beyond Covers Writing Workshop (Online)
Character: Lamang Book Title: Measuring Time Author: Helon Habila Lamang is the subject of this first sentence: “They had decided long ago to make life difficult for their father.” Thus at first glance he seems to deserve antagonism; he is the kind of character that is not a favourite. Yet, an incisive peek at the … Continue reading Measuring Lamang
Saraba, an electronic literary magazine, currently based in Ile-Ife, Nigeria is in its 8th Issue. In these issues, we have exlpored themes as diverse as Family, City Life, Economy, Niger Delta, Religion/God,Technology, and Fashion. Our goal, from the onset, has been to encourage young emerging writers – although our contributors have ranged from unknown writers … Continue reading Saraba #8 out!
Saraba is seeking the service of 5 persons who will serve as Readers for the Magazine. The Readers shall be tasked with offering pre-publication advice, especially as regards the ‘readability’ of the works published in each issue. They shall respond to questions of meaning, inspiration and (in general) to how each issue contributes to the … Continue reading Applications Wanted for Saraba Readers
To interrogate fashion and what is fashionable, we are publishing #8 of Saraba. As usual, our concerns are beyond the superficial details of everyday life. We are asking previously unasked questions, contemplating questions about art and life that may remain unasked were we silent. There is so much to write about ‘Fashion’ that it is … Continue reading Saraba Magazine Call-out for Issue #8
She lost love at first sight, but married him nonetheless. On Facebook, she had fallen in love, with a profile picture of him holding a Nigerian flag in one hand and the other hand across his chest. And then she sent him a message, something about how his profile picture seemed like a symbol of … Continue reading Electronic Freedom
When she thinks she has forgotten, she remembers from the start, again. It keeps happening in widening gyres, and she thinks it would never end. Her memory is not sealed off; it has not disappeared with her change of name. It remains inside her, and she cannot forget. Her name is now Atna, it was … Continue reading Some More Demons (1)