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Kelechi is a struggling writer, who dreams of a quiet life with cute family in a country where only books would matter and pencil and paper would be the ideal Valentine present. Catch his short stories and essays on Facebook and a novel sometime in the future. Say whatever you please about his work; he asked for it! Cheers.
These Writerly Encounters V: The Entitlement

These Writerly Encounters V: The Entitlement

THESE WRITERLY ENCOUNTERS V: THE ENTITLEMENT   Although we do not biologically inherit it, it is such a part of us that, concerning the ones fed us from childhood, it feels like they have always been there, and as for the ones we consciously acquired as we grew mature, it seems natural that they would … Continue reading These Writerly Encounters V: The Entitlement

These Writerly Encounters III: My Novel My Story

In secondary school biology, we were taught taxonomy: Kingdom-Phylum-Class-Order-Family-Genus-Species… Mr. Boniface – whose face was actually bony – told us that different species could interbreed only if they belonged in the same genus. Yeah yeah, I’m aware of the rare case of organisms of different genera being able to have the hots for each other, … Continue reading These Writerly Encounters III: My Novel My Story

These Writerly Encounters II: The Classics…Shaping The Writer Of Class.

These Writerly Encounters II: The Classics…Shaping The Writer Of Class.

Imagine a ‘literary ad’ with that title as slogan… Okay let’s get serious by discussing the classics – a subject I find a tad uncomfortable because a lot of people think that because you are a writer, you just have to have read these books. I remember those times I and my lit guys would … Continue reading These Writerly Encounters II: The Classics…Shaping The Writer Of Class.

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Creating Suspense

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Creating Suspense

  Preface Dear Writer, do you remember the evangelist? Just because he goes about preaching repentance does not make him a saint. So here goes – suspense mistakes.   1.                   The John-Two-Ten Mistake Couldn’t resist giving this one a fancy name, sorry. In the Christian bible – for I fear there might be other bibles … Continue reading Three Mistakes To Avoid When Creating Suspense

The Family Gathering (2)

The Family Gathering (2)

II Last Christmas it’d taken only a literal glance over the fence at his egocentric neighbour, Cyril Echezona, bringing off his second family reunion in a decade for Jindu Ikeme to decide that this Christmas all his children must come home with their families. If Cyril Echezona hadn’t been Cyril Echezona – loving to blabber … Continue reading The Family Gathering (2)