All posts by Adura Ojo

Adura Ojo Presents: Myne Whitman – A Love Rekindled

Adura Ojo Presents: Myne Whitman – A Love Rekindled

Hi, Myne. Please tell us about yourself – a brief biography. I am a Nigerian blogger, poet, and author. I live in Seattle with my husband and write full time. mynewhitmanwrites.com is my blog, I’m also on twitter @Myne_Whitman and Facebook. I was born at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, Nigeria and I grew up in … Continue reading Adura Ojo Presents: Myne Whitman – A Love Rekindled

A Hard Knock Life On Black Sisters’ Street – A Review

A Hard Knock Life On Black Sisters’ Street – A Review

Book: On Black Sisters’ Street Author: Chika Unigwe Publisher: Vintage Year of Publication: 2010 Source: Amazon In this era of human trafficking and modern day slavery, particularly sex trafficking; On Black Sisters’ Street (OBSS) is a book close to my heart. It is a surprise that it has taken me this long to get round … Continue reading A Hard Knock Life On Black Sisters’ Street – A Review

A Chat With Jude Dibia – BLACKBIRD (Plus Readers Giveaway)!

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jude Dibia, author of new novel Blackbird. His previous books are Walking with Shadows (2005) and Unbridled (2007). Unbridled won the Ken Saro-Wiwa award for prose in 2007 and was a finalist in the 2008 NLNG prize for Literature.  Blackbird is his third novel. It is published … Continue reading A Chat With Jude Dibia – BLACKBIRD (Plus Readers Giveaway)!

Lola Shoneyin and the Price of Patriarchy: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

Lola Shoneyin and the Price of Patriarchy: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

When I get hold of a book to read, I usually read the synopsis on the back cover and quotes from literary reviews. The brief synopsis of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives did not give much away but there was something about it that made me think I might have heard of a … Continue reading Lola Shoneyin and the Price of Patriarchy: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

Haunted

Haunted

For ‘Rosemary’ Afternoon quiet and sunny Excited gist all the way Dome to staff quarters The cause of our excitement Party out of this world It was out of this world Just not the way we’d imagined Can still hear you How was I to know? Your spirit I admired Free as a bird Ultimately … Continue reading Haunted