(for Chinua Achebe) You Stubborn Soul Saturate with thoughts they hated You who littered stubborn words in our hard hearts Words too stubborn to die Too stubborn to be forgotten You literary glitterati Die! The grief that strides Like a bullet through Biafra forests during the war, you pierced Too stubborn, you refused to die … Continue reading STUBBORN SOUL (A POEM) by Kator Hule
The Sunday service came to an end at twelve in the afternoon. Many a soul sighed with relief, impatient to go home to the special Sunday rice and vegetable stew waiting in the oven. The pastor had delivered an unreasonably long sermon and many had slept off seated in the pews, their lolling heads driving … Continue reading AMORETTI by Ada Agada
Art is life. Life’s art. Writing is an art, it could also be a life. What else captures the details of the past, intertwining it with the occurrence of the present, yet plodding the way for the future but writing. With just a few words, your imagination travels between time and space, thus making geographic … Continue reading Wordsmiths in Nigeria: Relics of a lost age? by Chika Nwakama
Okay, now how many of you have watched a Quentin Tarantino movie? Of course, yes, you… or even if you haven’t, here’s a chance to have a critical work of yours published. Destructive Praise, a creative group committed to publishing critical work too hip for academia, is now accepting submissions for a June … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CRITICAL WORKS ON QUENTIN TARANTINO’S MOVIES!
See Part 1 (PART TWO) It is no secret that we love foreign things in Nigeria. Our encounter with modernity, especially the version of it associated with the material trajectory of Western Europe after the Enlightenment and the rise of the culture of late capitalism in the United States after the World Wars, has been … Continue reading REPARATIONS: WHAT NIGERIA OWES THE TORTOISE  by (Pius Adesanmi)
The Igbo say that a mature eagle feather will always remain spotless. * It was the kind of day in the middle of the rainy season when the sun felt like an orange flame placed close to my skin, yet it was raining, and I remembered when I was a child, when I would run … Continue reading HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (Short Story) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
TITLE: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button AUTHOR: F. Scott Fitzgerald. THINKER: Su’eddie Vershima Agema F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the biggest writers ever. His The Great Gatsby is noted as one of the classics of literature. It is acknowledged as one of the greatest American novels of the 20th century. Not too many … Continue reading THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (THOUGHTS) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema
Okay, there was the Loyola Jesuit workshop pre-story, the workshop itself and now, it was over. After the picture, Mrs. Omotayo A. Smith, poet and musician led the way to the JR – that’s short for Jesuit Residence. Wow! Well, we got there and there was this simple man in a tee-shirt and jeans. He … Continue reading THE LOYOLA JESUIT WORKSHOP: POST