AMERICANAH KO, BRITICO NI (A review of Chimamanda Adichie’s book “Americanah”) I just finished reading Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah”, intrigued and spell bound are the least I can describe the experience. Ifemelu, the main character is almost a representation of Chimamanda’s person. Tough and unapologetic about it with the strong need to be heard. A tougher … Continue reading Americanah Ko, Britico Ni
Kalimba Publishing Limited is a new Nigerian publishing company dedicated to developing and distributing African written contemporary stories through eBooks, paperbacks, audio books and other channels. For now, Kalimba Publishing ltd has just one imprint which is “Kalimba Books”. Kalimba Books is a traditional publishing imprint which publishes two-five books each year. It must be … Continue reading New Book Publishers, Kalimba Publisher ltd
Hi guys It’s been a long time and I’m absolutely pleased to let you know that since official publishing, the Gauntlet of Feona has been doing very well with 796 copies sold in the past 90 day timeline. I’d like to use this opportunity to thank everyone who read, commented and supported me here. This … Continue reading Gauntlet of Feona Published!!!
African fiction is the socio-political, historical and cultural documentation of the experiences of the African people; it reflects and refracts the goings-on in the society, as it is functional and committed to the course of liberation from the shackles of neo-colonialism. African writers cannot be separated from these realities and thus, they use the whole … Continue reading Indigenous and Traditional Adaptations in Contemporary African Fiction
Long after the chaos battle which ravaged all that is, and led to the birth of the seven gods of reality, humans live and thrive on their world Terrianus, occasionally waging war against each other. The Dragol are also a race of beings born from the remnants of chaos. They are also hell bent on … Continue reading GOF Announcement!!
Under bridge, a strikingly beautiful narrative of life in 21st century Nigeria, is an exciting addition to contemporary Nigerian literature by an author, whose mastery of narrative is reminiscent of the German writer, W G Sebald. Immanuel James has succeeded in weaving a rich blend of history, fiction, meditation and myth with Under Bridge – … Continue reading Book Review: Under Bridge, Two sides of a coin
My country on a sinking ship The sailing began long ago Our sailors part at the middle of the sea Then we were left in a lurch The ship that brought us together I mean the ship of peace and unity The ship that know no race The ship of Non-tribal The ship that disallow … Continue reading Clarion For Togetherness
Hello All, INVITATION TO THE NAIJA STORIES BOOK LAUNCH HOSTED BY NS PUBLISHING LIMITED AND THE BRITISH COUNCIL NS Publishing Limited in collaboration with the British Council is pleased to invite you to the launch of our branded Naija Stories fiction books. There will be 14 titles premiered on that day, 10 of which are … Continue reading The Naija Stories Book Launch – Hosted By NS Publishing
A Man Of The People by Chinua Achebe “I hope we will always be friends. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision but today’s friendship makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and the every tomorrow a vision of hope”-Chinua Achebe (A man Of The People) I pick this excerpt … Continue reading It Is You Achebe
BY FAMOUS ISAACS Famous Isaacs is a Nigerian poet and writer, author of One Day in the Failing Light of Dusk. He blogs at http://famousisaacs.blogspot.com Holy Emotions is a volume of poetry by Kenyan poet and writer Vincent de Paul. Published by an online media, Create Space, Holy Emotionsdwells mainly on the theme of love. We literally “hear” … Continue reading Review of Vincent de Paul’s Holy Emotions
MY heart boils My ears prick My crannium cracks in blazes Like a molten of volcanoes As I recall the demise Of a colossus from Eastern Nigeria Late. Chief Chuba Okadigbo His life was a dew of roses A mirror for us To see and embrace our origin Nwanna! my veins flow of hot silver … Continue reading An Epitaph To Chuba Okadigbo
Three months, that was the time frame within which I was sure I would get a job. So after the fifth month without a job, depression naturally crept in. My name is Emem Etuk and this is my story. I graduated from the University of Uyo with a degree in marketing and was posted to … Continue reading Memoir of a job-seeker: An excerpt from THE JOB SEEKERS’ CREED™
Dear family,friends,and well wishers, Compliments of the season. I trust that you have been fine, and from a glance at our timeline, I can see that we are still doing what we do best– telling Naija’s stories. I am glad and honoured to be one of you, and I want you to know that. I … Continue reading Please Support ‘Dressed Like A Prince’ in The Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize
The book was first published in July 2013 by SPM publications in Great Britain. Obemata is a Nigerian Lawyer, a poet and an activist. He belonged to the people exiled from Nigerian. Triptych is an embodiment of the love of a Nigerian for his Country. It is a poetry collection about love, joy and sacrifice. … Continue reading A Review Of Obemata’s ”Triptych of identity,exile and for the homeland.”
Very recently, I stumbled on Tope Folarin’s ‘Miracle’, the award-winning Caine prize story for African writing for 2013. He happens to be the fourteenth winner of this prize. His story clinched the award among fine authors like Elnathan John, Abubakar Ibrahim and Chinelo Okparanta. This work of his is a fast-paced literary narrative that is exquisitely … Continue reading Revisiting The Caine Prize