“Trix, wetin do your eyes?” “Na pepper oh. I bin take pepper hand rub my eyes by mistake.” “Every day pepper pepper. And you no be Yoruba.” I smiled and pulled out a chair. I looked at my cheap wristwatch. I was twenty-two minutes early to the afternoon lecture. I whispered a short prayer and … Continue reading Zoned
War Of Words Africa Video Submission is now extended till….. By Wordup 411 – Mar 28, 2016 682 14 SHARE POETRY CAN BE DANGEROUS, ESPECIALLY BEAUTIFUL POETRY, BECAUSE IT GIVES THE ILLUSION OF HAVING HAD THE EXPERIENCE WITHOUT ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH IT. ― RUMI Video submission which started 12pm Tuesday March 1, 2016 and scheduled … Continue reading #WOWAfrica THE BIGGEST POETRY COMPETITION IN NIGERIA/AFRICA IS BACK!! #1,000,000 UP FOR GRABS!
READ EPISODES 1 – 7 The sound of approaching footsteps startled the lovers out of their “romantic moment.” It also signaled the end of my spying. None of us waited to see who was coming. It did not even matter. The last thing I saw before springing out of my hiding place and hightailing it … Continue reading The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 8: Show Me Your Report Card
I saw this on Facebook and decided to share it. MSLEXIA 2014 WOMEN’S SHORT STORY COMPETITION A competition for unpublished short stories of up to 2,200 words. We accept work on all subjects, so write about anything and everything you fancy – we love to read it. 1ST PRIZE: £2,000 Plus two optional extras: a … Continue reading Short story competition for women writers
The maiden edition of the Sir Eriata Oribabor Poetry Prize is here and the Words Rhymes and Rhythm platform has been selected to host it. In line with this, submissions are solicited from poets all over the world. PRIZES First Prize: N15,000 ($95) Second Prize: N10,000 ($ 63) Third Prize: N 5,000 … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012
The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has begun receiving entries for its 2012 literary prizes for writers home and abroad. The association in a statement signed by its Secretary General BM Dzukogi said it has reviewed the report of the ANA Prize Committee and has decided to suspend about 12 prizes in various categories owing … Continue reading Association of Nigerian Authors opens entry for 2012 prizes
“You guys are going to get properly caned again this year!” This taunt was flung across the road at myself and my friend, Jide, as we walked home from school. The taunter was none other than Gbolahan, a sometime rival of ours who went to another school. Jide bristled defensively. “It’s you guys at Ajeromi … Continue reading The Day of the Underdog