All posts by Mazi Nwonwu

Creative writer, editor, culturally attuned African, father, lover, husband, man.
Book N Gauge: Filling a Literary Niche

Book N Gauge: Filling a Literary Niche

It would not be farfetched to declare that the literary scene in Nigeria is on fire. There might not have been any corresponding reverse in the reading culture of Nigerians as it is – yet. However, the prevailing atmosphere within literary circles is one of itchy expectation, with an endless line of aspiring writers itching … Continue reading Book N Gauge: Filling a Literary Niche

Reconstructing the pride of place: Odili’s Ujubuonu Pride of the Spider Clan

Odili Ujubuonu’s third novel “Pride of the Spider Clan” is a work of fiction unlike many of its time. The novel, which concludes the tale of an enterprising Aro clan that began in “Pregnancy of the Gods” and further found expression in “Treasure in the Winds”, may read like a work of fiction – which … Continue reading Reconstructing the pride of place: Odili’s Ujubuonu Pride of the Spider Clan

Under Construction with Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

Under Construction with Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

Writing has its forgettable aspects – such as those misspelt words, grammar misses and all other unsavoury word smears that make even the best of us want to crawl and hide our head in shame. But then, only those with experience can ever begin to equate the joy that races through a writer’s blood at … Continue reading Under Construction with Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

Writing and the Inconsequential Fraud

Writing and the Inconsequential Fraud

Every writer, I hear, gets to feel very much like a fraud now and then, that feeling of inadequacy, of pretending to be something he/she has little if no right to assume. Well, this is something I feel very much right now and by putting pen to paper, or more realistically, putting finger to key … Continue reading Writing and the Inconsequential Fraud

Loving You To Death (Chapter 5, 6 and conclusion)

Loving You To Death (Chapter 5, 6 and conclusion)

Two can play that game Bimbo drove into the parking lot of the governors’ lodge, her mind on red alert. She had giving much thought to what Sola told her, and tried to equate what she had learnt with her husband’s demeanour of late. Now that she had something to focus on she could readily … Continue reading Loving You To Death (Chapter 5, 6 and conclusion)

Loving You To Death (chapter 2-4)

Loving You To Death (chapter 2-4)

Lust Balogun Kasim pulled into his expansive compound and parked the car near the entrance; he did not want to wake the entire household. Once again, he was grateful for his foresight in installing a new remote controlled security gate, there was no need to call the guard to open the gate for him, not … Continue reading Loving You To Death (chapter 2-4)

Loving you to Death (chapter 1)

Loving you to Death (chapter 1)

Contract killer The big black Mercedes crawled lazily through the night-ridden street, bypassing cars of diverse make packed along a single lane potholed street. It was late, at about 1pm, a time when most of Lagos lay a’ slumber. With the usual power outage in effect the only sound came from a few generating sets, … Continue reading Loving you to Death (chapter 1)