The Society of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra State Chapter are hereby calling for papers/ essays or poetries from both bourgening and established writers across the nation for the celebration of its 2016 literary event tagged ”CHINUA ACHEBE: A LITERARY ICON” This is an annual literary event initiated to honour and celebrate the life and the … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS in The Memory of Achebe
> Society Of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra to celebrate Achebe. The Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Anambra State Chapter in collaboration with Prof. Kenneth Dike Library, Awka Anambra State is set to honour and celebrate a Literary Legend and an ebullient indigen of the state, Late Prof. Chinua Achebe. This programme tagged: ”CHINUA ACHEBE: A … Continue reading Society Of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra State Chapterplans to celebrate Achebe
Life My ultimate means of self expression My means of survival My story,my cross,my tears,my joy My release (of pent up emotion) My leeway(for venting) My memory(2nd memory anyway..cos’ I’m forgetful) My inspiration(when I need a push) My bucketlist(for hopes and aspiration) My madness My gift… Words fail me sometimes Sometimes I’m too emotional to … Continue reading Writing Is…?
I walk into the shop. I see eyes piercing deep into my marrow. I take a sit. I beckon on an attendant. She frowns. She comes any way but lakadaisically and stands hand akimbo. I scowl. I say I want to a new hairdo. She smirks and walks away. I stare into the mirror, looking … Continue reading The Salon
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The first thing you have to do if you want to become a writer is to write. Dancers dance, singers sing and writers write. The next thing you have to do after that is to call yourself a writer and see yourself as one. This is important. If you write and see yourself as a … Continue reading Becoming a writer
Suddenly realizing that the best con men Were the men with pen and papers Their call to war transcends time, From generation to generation The absoluteness of their words mislead And misguide ever loyal and overzealous servants Even men whose depth are not measured by their greyness Seem exceedingly bereft of sense at the ignition … Continue reading The Rebellious Poet
1 This would alarm you, just as it has alarmed everybody who have heard it from me, but at an age where most people were probably struggling with Ali and Simbi or Queen’s Premier, I, and my elder brother were dismantling bigger books. I remember reading authors like Jeffery Archer (whose book KANE AND ABEL, … Continue reading My Book Story 1
A character can be defined as a being in a story. But this is only for some of the time. Some other time a character may choose to be a non-being, as in the case of trees and mountains. A character can be anything: a person (living or dead), a dog, a flying boat, a … Continue reading Writitude (2): Matter and Manner of Characters
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.” – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar How can a word … Continue reading Achebe Is Not Dead
For National Youth Service Corps Members Only It was as I walked past some excited Corps members practicing some exotic dance steps that the idea occurred to me. What better way for Corps members to chronicle their experiences and impressions than through one of the oldest form of art known to civilised man? This … Continue reading AJUWAYA ANTHOLOGY: Call for Submission
There are certain behaviors that are expected from good stories, and there are attitudes that good writers should exhibit. Aside from the good attitudes of arrogance, pride and superiority, a good writer should also exhibit some other lesser qualities. A story on its part should exhibit good home training qualities like disobedience, stubbornness and intolerance, … Continue reading WRITITUDE: The Behavior of a Story and the Attitude of a Writer
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
@enoquin. I agree with you on the importance of paying writers. And I wouldn’t have given the below response if you had kept your complaint to a single comment. But maybe if you know a little bit more about the idea and people behind this project, Women’s Tale, maybe you would have a different thing to … Continue reading Re – The Importance of Paying Writers
THE COUCIL OF VULTURES In the darkest of the night, up at the roof of the big Iroko tree, sat some council of vultures, with their beaks dripping with blood. Their claws, clutching tight to the strongest branch of the tree; sprinkling down precious bloods. Very solid was the thickness of the … Continue reading The Council Of Vultures.