MEND The guns merry mend, The gong weary mend, The voices wail mend, The pen sail mend. The guns cry louder than the voices, fun for flesh birds, ready to swoop, While they stand in poise. The wall collapse and mend was the noise. The guns merry mend The … Continue reading Mend
Aneke stood at the door post that leads to the verandah staring at his sister Akunnayia who was seated on her curdling chair, staring intensively at the dark cloud; as if she could read some words from the lid of the cloudy sky. He had been transfixed there for a while, when his wife … Continue reading Chase After Rainbows.
Submit an Entry The commonwealth short story prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction from 2000 – 5000 words. Submissions must be made by the author of the short story in order to meet eligibility criteria. Regional winners receive £1,000 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Open for entries from 18 … Continue reading The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012
The second literary cafe event has been scheduled; Date: Friday, 5th of August,2011. Venue: Risenetworks Library, No 20, Bayode Oluwole street, by Balogun street, off Awolowo way, Ikeja, Lagos. Time: 3:00pm Featured writers: Oyindamola Affinnih, Author of Two gone, still counting, Temitayo Ilori, author of Doom’s wing, Tope Apoola, author of Times of the Supermen … Continue reading Literary Cafe and Poetry competition at the Rise library, Lagos
Every writer, I hear, gets to feel very much like a fraud now and then, that feeling of inadequacy, of pretending to be something he/she has little if no right to assume. Well, this is something I feel very much right now and by putting pen to paper, or more realistically, putting finger to key … Continue reading Writing and the Inconsequential Fraud