From its very first line “SEASON OF CRIMSON BLOSSOMS” (SOCB) establishes its determination to be an unusual story. This first line goes: “Hajiya Binta Zubairu was finally born at fifty-five when a dark-lipped rogue with short, spiky hair, like a ...

In the words of Chinua Achebe, “an African writer who tries to avoid the big social and political issues of contemporary Africa will end up being completely irrelevant.” Perhaps in a bid to avoid “being completely irrelevant”, most writers of ...

Ebi Yeibo, White Masks (Lagos: Malthouse Press, 2019, pp.125)                          Yusuf M. Adamu, Places: A Poetic Geography (Kano: Adamu Joji, 2018, pp. 142)                                             Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Mixed Legacies (Ibadan: University Press, 2019, pp.83) Patrick Oguejiofor, Don’t Call it Genocide Yet! (Abuja: ...

Poetry is easily the most concise form of the three recognized genres of literature. It is perhaps for this reason that most practitioners of the literary art opt to express their creativity through the vehicle of verse. It is contended, ...

Book Title:           Creative Conversations: 365+1 vol. 2 Author:                 GesiereBrisibe-Dorgu Publishers:            Literary Vistas Ltd, Port Harcourt Pagination:           185 pages Occasion:           The Public Presentation of the Book Venue:                       ECOWAS Secretariat, Abuja Reviewer:             Razinat T. Mohammed                              Department of ...

Reviewer: OjoOlumide Emmanuel Title: Inside My Pain Author: Miracle Attah Year of Publication: 2017 Number of Pages: 52 Publisher: Polarsphere Books, Minna Courtesy of the Hill-Top Creative Art Foundation Teen Authors Series ISBN: 978-978-54725-5-4 Introduction           Inside My Pain by ...

Fist published on Geosi Reads Brief Biography: Saddiq Dzukogi studied at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He has poems featured or forthcoming in literary publications such as: New Orleans Review, African American Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Juked, The Poetry Mail, Chiron Review, ...

First Published on Praxis Magazine My throat is dry. A familiar hotness rises in my chest. I gesture for water. I have drunk the two cups brought to me but my throat is still dry. Could it be ulcer? For I ...

first published on Brittle paper In a new essay for Crime Reads, the Ghanaian novelist Kwei Quartey argues for the vitality of the spiritual in crime fiction from the continent, on the basis that “the importance of curses, the ancestors, and the ...

originally published on Brittle Paper In October 2019, Brittle Paper will be publishing The Year of Free Birds: Stories Featuring Visually Impaired Protagonists, the second release in the Afro Anthology Series, curated by the Nigerian writer Basit Jamiu. Edited by South Africa’s Maneo ...

first published on Blueprint, May 17, 2017 Arguably, over the years there have been challenges on the suitable methods to be adopted for teaching and enhancing creativity of the child in the school. However, mentoring has become an effective strategy ...

By Abubakar Adam Ibrahim | First Published on DailyTrust on Oct 22, 2017 2:00 AM After three days of deliberation, the 3rd Northern Nigerian Writers Summit has taken measures to position itself as an umbrella organisation for the promotion of literature in the ...