Tag Archives: Su’eddie Vershima Agema

Sending The Stars To Shine For You

(For Dotta, Dora, Ngohide,  Faeren, Sefa and all my siblings)   You might have left our lands long but the stars, I know, shine down there like they shine here. The moon might come out a bit late but it would still be the same one that we pursued across surfaces on many watered plains. … Continue reading Sending The Stars To Shine For You

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

You raise your thoughts to the highest heavens, even though you are at your lowest. You drink of the wonders of so much written, yet find no merit to quench the thirst that is drinking you up. You hear more words, and see much more evils … What should be, what should be? The puzzles … Continue reading The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Thrills At Purple Silver Open Mic Session

Thrills At Purple Silver Open Mic Session

August 4th 2013 I have been away from Purple Silver for some time – I think only one session past. I have been away from many other commitments – my Naijastories account can testify too. Oh well! Decided to change that a bit… 18:30 After a hectic day, and holding a planning meeting same place … Continue reading Thrills At Purple Silver Open Mic Session

Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws? – Niyi Osundare

Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws? – Niyi Osundare

(Chinua Achebe 1930-2013 and on in our hearts)   Chinua Achebe is one of those epically unique individuals whose lives have been so full, so purposive and so impactful that we begin to pray that they will never die. But who doesn’t know that that is mere wishful thinking? To be sure, the Eagle on Iroko … Continue reading Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws? – Niyi Osundare

Winners of the 2012 Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Awards

Winners of the 2012 Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Awards

The awards were announced at the Entry Point hotel in Uyo on the 10th of November, 2012 during the ANA Annual General Meeting. For the first time in a long while, the winners for the Association of Nigerian Authors core awards (Prose Fiction, Poetry and Drama) had their prize money paid at the ceremony.   … Continue reading Winners of the 2012 Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Awards

Ramblings On The Writer’s Depth

There is something about the depth of the artiste – it is only gotten by going into the heart of this one. Several years ago, I would marvel at the profoundness of the works of lots of literary maestros. The depth of their creative springs and reaches left me bedazzled. I started writing, churning out … Continue reading Ramblings On The Writer’s Depth

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the biggest writers ever. His The Great Gatsby is noted as one of the classics of literature. It is acknowledged as one of the greatest American novels of the 20th century. Not too many people are familiar with his ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ – or weren’t before … Continue reading The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

IN MEMORIAM (Two poems from Bring Our Casket Home)

IN MEMORIAM (Two poems from Bring Our Casket Home)

For Dana who took our loved ones to a place where they are smiling – I hope…   IMMORTALITY I take in of several breaths expelling them in verses where I sing your fame praying the words blot out what shame mortality robes us all with in hope of blessed sanctity where you would lie … Continue reading IN MEMORIAM (Two poems from Bring Our Casket Home)

On Saraba 10 – Now that Music is the Food of Saraba, Read it!

On Saraba 10 – Now that Music is the Food of Saraba, Read it!

The beauty of an e-zine like Saraba is that they have the sweet gift of choice. There’s always a singular theme per each issue and then a call made for submissions. From a very large and varied pool, the editors make their pick of some very good pieces from around the country. In this edition, … Continue reading On Saraba 10 – Now that Music is the Food of Saraba, Read it!