Posted in DEVELOPMENT, ESSAYS AND LITERARY JOURNEYS, POETRY, POETRY FROM THE WORLD

WHO AM I? (A Poem) by Aishah Abubakar Gimba

Who am I?
I’m the most of hawkers
The cutest of beggars
I do your chores
I’m the backbone of every…
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Posted in AWARDS, TALES

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: K & L PRIZE FOR AFRICAN LITERATURE 2019

OVERALL PRIZE: $1000 (NZD)
GENRE: SHORT FICTION

The submission window for the 2019 Prize is open and will close on the 1st of December 2018. The K & L Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (1000 – 2000 words). This is only eligible to African writers living in Africa, ages 18 – 25.

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Posted in BIRTHDAY POEMS, TRIBUTES

For Oko Owi Ocho Afrika: Conqueror on another dawn

IMG_20180320_123741Often when we are in a position, we fail to see how far we have come. It is often the case that when a man is climbing a mountain and looks down, he does not appreciate the heights he has attained but is afraid of what would happen if he falls.

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S. V. AGEMA’S ‘ONCE UPON A VILLAGE TALE’ MAKES ANA 2018 SHORTLIST

So, ladies and gentlemen, I was shortlisted for The ANA Prize for Children’s Literature for my book, Once upon a village tale! Yaaaaaay! The book is a collection of stories tied together by a running thread which is a father telling children these tales on a village night. The idea is to capture in book form some of the stories that I had been told as a child. We are growing so fast we have forgotten some of those fine tales which helped us grow. Those told us by our fathers and mothers. You should work towards getting one soon. I had so much fun working on it, since I got to sing and dance while ensuring the songs and stories inside would be lively enough to read to my target audience – children and those young at heart, everyone who wants to keep a piece of our culture.

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Posted in CALLS FOR SUBMISSION, COMPETITION

Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 Call for Submissions

If you are interested in getting big bucks and fame from your writing, this might just be the chance… Welcome everyone! The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 is here and seeks your submission. The window opened on the first of September and will on the the first of November, 2018. That’s right, the window closes on November 1, 2018 so why don’t you use the air before it closes out and you curse. 🙂

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Posted in BOOK THOUGHTS, BOOKS, SEVHAGE

Reading and a Free Workshop at Abuja Literary Society 31st August 2018

Hello Family…

I don’t come here too often but don’t worry, I am still around. So, I will be reading from three of my multiple award winning collections of short stories and poetry at the Abuja Literary Society Book Jam on 31st August 2018. Venue is Sandralia Hotel, Jabi, Abuja.

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Posted in CALLS FOR SUBMISSION, ESSAYS AND LITERARY JOURNEYS

YELF Creative Writing Workshop – Deadline 14th September 2018

The YELF Creative Writing Workshop will consist of intensive creative and editorial workshops that will be organized every year. These workshops will be run by established writers/editors and aim to impart editing and writing skills to carefully and meritoriously selected attendees.

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ATTEND AWF’S ABUJA LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018 (JUNE 28-30 2018) AT NICON LUXURY HOTEL ABUJA

Abuja comes alive with the Abuja Writers Forum’s Abuja Literary Festival scheduled for June 28-30 2018 at NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja. Themed ‘Telling Our Stories in the 21st Century’, the festival will feature book chats, exhibitions, film shows, performances, master classes and other literary events to spice up the artmosphere.

This is the second edition of the festival which premiered in November 2008 and will boast an array of amazing creatives like SEVHAGE’s very own Professor Dul Johnson (yaaaaay!), Professor Zaynab Alkali, Professor Idris Amali, superstar director Ishaya Bako, the talented Carlton Lindsay Barrett (who is also the father of A. Igoni Barrett), ANA Legal Adviser and multiple award winning dramatist Isaac Attah Ogezi, my person Theresa Ameh (aka Auntie Talatu), the beautifully talented Sifa Asani Gowon, novel pro/legal star Edify Yakusak, the illustrator Mustapha Bulama, of course Dr. Emman Shehu (AWF President), Mike Ekunno…to mention a few. Okay, to mention a few others that I know: Domitila Sa’adatu Modesti, Dr. Al-Bishak, Dr. Onyebuchi James Ile, Blossom Ozurumba, the poetic trio of Olumide Olaniyan, Amina Aboje, Sodiq Alabi, Chido Onumah, Jamaine Abidogun, Ibrahim Sheme (famed journalist), Wole Coker (ED Programmes of NTA).

I will probably be moderating one of the sessions. You would want to catch me there. 🙂
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