LITERARY BUZZ: PURPLE SILVER OPEN MIC SESSION (25th May, 2013): DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION BUZZ: The Symbols Cuisine Gallery. 7pm. We walked in, Maik Ortserga (Executive Editor with Aboki Publishers and Secretary of Benue Association of Nigerian Authors) and I. There was Anselm Ngutsav, Apine Kenneth and Stephen Aba. I was still wondering if I had made the right choice of forfeiting my Abuja trip for this session – … Continue reading LITERARY BUZZ: PURPLE SILVER OPEN MIC SESSION (25th May, 2013): DISCUSSION

MOVING (A Children’s Short Story) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

Dad’s Mercedes wagon appeared from nowhere. We squeezed our two bedroom apartment into the car. Soon, its stomach was touching the ground from the load it carried. By the time the entire luggage had found space, we discovered we couldn’t find any for ourselves. Terngu and I exchanged glances. The car looked overfed. Makurdi was … Continue reading MOVING (A Children’s Short Story) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

UNOMA NGUEMO AZUAH COMES HOME TO BENUE TO CHEW HER EDIBLE BONES

Unoma Azuah…Unoma Azuah… Who the hell is she? Right? Well, she’s one of Nigeria’s finest writers and academics. She got the Hellman/Hammett award, the Urban Spectrum award, the Leonard Trawick award and the Association of Nigerian Authors/NDDC Flora Nwapa award for her debut novel Sky-high Flames. Her short story collection, The Length of Light though … Continue reading UNOMA NGUEMO AZUAH COMES HOME TO BENUE TO CHEW HER EDIBLE BONES

THE BENUE UNIVERSITY SAGA AND JUNGLE JUSTICE by TERNENGE TOROUGH

Yesterday, 2012 29th March, a Dangote trailer crushed a final year student of the Benue State University, Makurdi to death in front of the school premises. Students in a mad rage over this burnt down the Benue Internal Revenue Service headquarters situated opposite the university. Two more lives were lost in further protests. The school has … Continue reading THE BENUE UNIVERSITY SAGA AND JUNGLE JUSTICE by TERNENGE TOROUGH

CITATION IN HONOUR OF CHUMA NWOKOLO JNR by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

Chuma Nwokolo Jnr is not a stranger to these parts nor our literary community having done a workshop here at the State University alongside Geoff Ryman as well as having readings at the university’s Writers’ League and this great body too – all with Geoff. He is known to most of us personally but permit … Continue reading CITATION IN HONOUR OF CHUMA NWOKOLO JNR by Su’eddie Vershima Agema