Andrew rested his head on his hand, and listened for a whole hour to Uncle Jeffery as he gave him tips on how to behave when he got to the Ukraine. It went on and on, covering the subjects in-depth until Andrew thought there were no angles left uncovered. When it seemed there could be … Continue reading The Septavalent Stone chapter critique-9
Parrots squawking on the rooftop Monkeys lounging at the backyards O! that is my father’s house My skin is black My hair is black My pot is black I’m an African child My food is cucumba Planted by the crest of the breathing hills I’m an African child My pasture filled with cactus … Continue reading I’m An African Child
5 Writers, Jude Dibia, Odili Ujubuonu, Uche Umez, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo and Igoni Barrett of the Jalaa Writers Collective will be reading from their works; addressing questions about publishing in Nigeria and what a Writers’ Collective may offer, and what Jalaa Writers Collective offers. Date: Saturday August 13, 2011. Time: 3pm. Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, … Continue reading Five JALAA Writers for Book Reading
Short Note: Hey my dear Naija Stories people. I recently had the great pleasure of being a part of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop which ended Saturday, July 2, 2011. It was simply divine. There really is no other way to put it. It was and will remain one of the most beautiful and … Continue reading Lessons from the Farafina Workshop
The Farafina Trust creative writing workshop ends this Saturday, 2nd of July, 2011 with a literary evening at the Grand Ballroom of the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos where certificates will be presented to all the participants. Asides this presentation, there will be readings by several African authors; Chimamanda Adichie, Eghosa Imasuen, Binyavanga … Continue reading Farafina Trust Literary Evening!
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
Farafina’s latest release, Voice of America by E.C. Osondu is up for discussion this Saturday , 21 May at TerraKulture, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, 3pm! Come join Punch columnist, Abimbola Adelakun and poet, Chiedu Ifeozo as they read from Osondu’s short story collection. Inspiration FM presenter, Wana will be moderating.Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ prize, Voice of … Continue reading Farafina Book Reading – Voice of America
Okay, I admit it, African timing messed me up, again. I know I had promised before to enter the modern age and dump all these excuses, but you know how it is. Like when I dropped everything to get to an event only to get there and find the table not even set – no … Continue reading Chimamanda Adichie @ Debonair Bookshop
I get to music player, click on Ministrations then click on David Olukoya’s message and pray as I bathe and make-up. My attire for this Monday is a pair of coffee brown pants, a brown camisole and a cream empire top. I pick up my brown belt and clinch my waist. Going through my jewelry box, looking for and wearing my pearl bracelet, white bangles and my ever present Farafina wrist band that I wear everywhere even to big-shot weddings… Who cares?! My hair all brushed and pinned to a bun at the nape of my neck, I slip on my American eagle flats and hand bag, I leave for the parlour to greet my uncle because I hear him talking to someone on the phone.
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
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