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Nigerian literature at fifty: A coat of many colours

Nigerian literature at fifty: A coat of many colours

Nigerian literature predates Nigeria’s independence. As far back as 1789 Olaudah Equiano, a former Igbo slave published his account of his life in bondage and in freedom. There were many other literary offerings right into the twentieth century, including those inspired by competitions organized by the colonial government. Then in 1952 Amos Tutola’s fantastic magical … Continue reading Nigerian literature at fifty: A coat of many colours

Between Writers And Pen Pushers

Between Writers And Pen Pushers

A Pointer newspaper reporter made an erroneous mistake by likening himself to a pen-pusher. This means that he would just scribble words on paper to please a particular reading audience, just for the sake of his personal survival. I would have said that all reporters are pen-pushers, but I would be making a terrible mistake myself.

Coat The Woman In Colours…

Coat The Woman In Colours…

As writers description is one art we need to cultivate and colours are a great tool to use for description, i just thought to play with colours and ended up putting this write-up together. Have a pleasant read.   Sweet  vibrant colours that’s what I will coat the woman in, the Pale Pink which dots … Continue reading Coat The Woman In Colours…

Dance To The Music

Dance To The Music

You remember the first time you had that ‘butterflies in your tummy’ feeling? The one that turned into a full ‘butterflies winter flight to warmer regions’ (do butterflies do that?!) when he kissed you. And it escalated to ‘I cannot breathe because the butterflies just swarmed to my heart’ when he held you? You can never forget the giddy sensation of your times together. Nor the moment you discovered the difference between having sex and making love. What of the time you started planning for forever? And then he broke your heart!

Boy Meets Girl – Learn Your Punctuation

Boy Meets Girl – Learn Your Punctuation

I’ve been feeling the need to write something snarky on the topic of boy meets girl lately. In the past weeks, I’ve come across different articles on said topic– some hilarious, some witty, some frivolously silly, and some depressing. I’ve had one too many conversations with these persons and those persons on same said topic … Continue reading Boy Meets Girl – Learn Your Punctuation