Some believe the earth is flat Some believe the earth is spherical It is just a matter of where they stand Their foots dictates their perception Those who know, do not know why Those who do not, never cared I share in their ambience of pains For lack of knowledge is destruction Abundance … Continue reading Some Believe…
Sounds of the big gate being opened outside were heard, and Mrs. Ugabi impulsively went to the window to see who it was. There was a chance it was Mr. Debo, the deranged and troublesome neighbor with the clean-shaven, egg-shaped head who found it amusing to park his car near their house entrance, making it … Continue reading The Septavalent Stone Critique request – Chapter 4
The Consciences ‘What do you want?’ he asked brusquely, not sure if he was imagining things. ‘I’m not in the mood.’ Ify changed from her twisted posture, after realizing it didn’t amuse him. ‘You see now you’re being very stupid,’ she told him carefully. ‘You can’t just give up like that.’ ‘Give up what?’ … Continue reading The other child 5
Using “Olokun”, “Casualties”, “Night rain”, “The Sun on this Rubble” and “In the friendly dark” African literature with its themes and structural form has evolved over the years from its oral form of moonlight stories, folktales, legends and myths to being written in black and white conveying its rich experiences. It is therefore not out … Continue reading An Examination of the thematic and structural form of African Literature
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
August 2010, Dear Myne, Congrats on your one year anniversary, it actually looks like I’ve been reading Myne Whitman for like 3 years, I have been meaning to ask, how do I go about being/learning to be an author, its not like I consider myself much of a good writer, but good or not, I … Continue reading How can I get published?
After having a great first time experience at the 8th edition of Celebrity Read Africa, I had to come back for another dose. The 9th edition promised much more fun and excitement as it was specially packaged for kids, as a way to celebrate the International Children’s day. Again, the guest celebrity and author list … Continue reading Celebrity Read Africa 9th Edition- Review.
Ayo’s personality has nothing to do with the way he writes. He looks really quiet as a person. He chooses his words when in a conversation. And he likes conversing without any element of taekwondo. Ayo’s debut collection of short stories published by DADA Books contains ten stories. These stories vary in style and presentation. … Continue reading Book Review: A Fistful of Tales – Ayodele Arigbagbu
I was again opportune to be at the Island on Saturday 26th June 2010 for two literary events: the Book Jam at the galleria and the review of Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘Zarah the Windseeker’. For some, there might be nothing worth celebrating in two book events in one day in a city as big as Lagos, … Continue reading Yes, writers and books are ‘in’ in Nigeria
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
Today is the final day of the second round voting for the My Best Nigerian Book Contest. You have till the end of today Thursday 29th July to campaign for the last of the popular votes. The scores from the Judges are coming in. Keep an eye on this space for more information on the scores, total votes and the entries that make it to the last round.
Thanks once again to all those that took part in the My Best Nigerian Book writing contest. The entries for the competition are now closed. Twenty-five entries were received featuring no less than fifteen Nigerian Books, including Elechi Amadi’s The Concubine, Buchi Emecheta’s Joys of Motherhood, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple … Continue reading Second Round – My Best Nigerian Book Contest
I have devoured the content of several Nigerian books and I am always taken aback as I read in dismay the very similar stories contained in Nigerian literal works. This gory sight has become a recurring decimal in the Nigerian literal community. What was turning to dusk for the Nigerian literal community turned out to … Continue reading The New Era
NaijaStories.com, in partnership with Farafina Books, Cassava Republic and Dada Books, is pleased to announce another online writing contest titled “My Best Nigerian Book”. The purpose in running this particular contest is to encourage and inspire everyone to read more Nigerian books. Our Partners are publishers in the business of making available and promoting books written … Continue reading My Best Nigerian Book Contest