Get rejected by publishers and magazines, feel the rejections and bounce back.Get abused but never relent on it. Let them squeeze your manuscripts for once and throw it in a waste can, yes, for once; It would make you better, dear boys. Allow a publisher to kick you out and allow your heart to cry … Continue reading For Boys Like Me Who Are Writers.
Forgive father… Forgive My flaws got me this time Had I be as hallowed as Joseph I would have run Run faster than the hands of time Swifter than my shadow could catch. All I should have done went into coma My faith and morals deserted me Had the precious thing some inches far I … Continue reading Repentance
Our ancestral home would not forget your perfection. On this ground shall we plant your names also for those who are to come. We will gather firewood, we will gather soothsayers, we will gather seekers of fate to get into you. Life is meant to be spent in joy. Having Nkporo on your lips is … Continue reading For Those Boys Bearing Nkporo Names On Their Lips.
(Continuation) “Yes.” Chibuike continued. “He died because there was no money to pay for what Mazi Ogbulafor said our mother should buy. Father, when asked to bring money, recited his usual slogan, no money. Mother sold all her goods when her husband wouldn’t turn up only for daddy to take the money where mother kept … Continue reading Not What It Used To Be (Part Two)
This dream fell out from my eyes last night when I tried to find a related body to passionately tell all that I have being through but could not. This dream was the light of my skin but fairer was the colour of its miseries. Coming home is a tribulation you should never dream of. … Continue reading For Those Boys Who Were Aborted
JOURNEY TO ITALY – UNTOLD STORIES OF A RETURNEE (fifth episode) The inhabitants of Durku behaved indifferent towards us. Everybody we reached out to simply drove us away. We kept gallivanting round the village till the west welcomed the sun. Having no success in neither the filling of our belly nor the putting of a … Continue reading Journey To Italy – Untold Stories of a Returnee (5)
SOUNDS OF SILENCE NOT RAPE So she turned your request down And your talk was “You shall see” thus a plot was laid, by you and your accomplice to do the devil’s bid, rape the innocent lady who is supposedly arrogant for not replying you when you beckoned on her “heyz, fine girl” She was … Continue reading Sounds Of Silence
When you see a poet You see life at its best He understands nature better than the first man He sees the soul of all living, and inanimate His language is love and his voice is the ink His friends are his thoughts and a pen between his fingers. When you see a poet You … Continue reading When you see a Poet
A few hours to her wedding, Boma gets arrested along with her crazy best friend Jojo. But then Jojo’s mum comes to the rescue, the problem is she also is crazy. Wanna know how the night will end for Boma on her bachelorette party? © 2018 BY OCHIDI GRACE All rights reserved. No part of … Continue reading Glasses and Dimples
Boys! When the night fell on the shadows of our grandfathers, they walked towards some miles away from the memory of darkness to find light. People labelled them evil and diabolic. Some stoned them while others got their throat cut off in the name of a new god. Our fathers could not fight back because, … Continue reading For Those Boys Singing Of Nkporo Land
Nigerian youths are not ready to run for national development but ready to enrich their pockets – Wole Adedoyin Wole Adedoyin, founder of the National Interparty Youth Forum and the coordinator of Youth Alliance for Politics “YAP” and Youth Arise for 2019 “YAF19”. Adedoyin is also the governorship candidate of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) … Continue reading Nigerian youths are not ready to run for national development – Wole Adedoyin