20 Jun, 2024

Modifying Your Sahara: A Poetry Masterclass with Kaveh Akbar.

It’s 1:49pm. I’m in a mini-bus going to Ikoyi from CMS, trapped in a hold-up. I’m sweating underneath my shirt, and I’m reading Adroit Journal’s latest issue. Over and over, I’m reading these lines from Erika Meitner’s “Missing Parts”: “Hillary, I’m sorry about yr friend who killed himself—sometimes this world is too much to hold […]

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Create A Wikipedia Page with One of These 5 Companies.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia read by millions of people from around the world. With close to six million articles published in English alone, it is the go-to site for info on everything from celebrities or influential figures, history, music, culture, innovations, to some of the biggest businesses in the world. However, today, the […]

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Recommended Short Stories You Can Read Online. This Edition Features Stories by Simbiat Haroun, Adams Adeosun, and Chidiebube onye Okohia

Some short stories make you cry, others make you gasp. But there are some that just show you something and that’s all they do. This week’s recommended stories include stories by Simbiat Haroun, an alumnus of the 2018 Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Trust, Adams Adeosun whose “Beloved” (published in “Limbe to Lagos”) is so achingly […]

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Register For the SBMEN Literary Criticism Workshop for Editors and Reviewers

Following the Fiction and Non-Fiction Editing Workshop, which held in Lagos in September 2019, the Board of Trustees and Management of the Society of Books and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN) announce the fourth and last editing workshop of the year, 2019. The workshop is themed “Literary Criticism: Judging Dynamic Creative Writing in All Forms”, […]

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The “Americanah” Controversy: On Lupita Nyong’O Being Cast To Play The Role Of Ifemelu

Word came out recently that Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’O would act the lead role in the adaptation of Chimamanda’s bestselling novel, “Americanah” a miniseries; pilot-written by Danai Gurira. Lupita had met and fallen in love with the book some time in 2013 when she preordered it. In an interview, she said that she “could not […]

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Attend Best-selling Author Mary Karr’s Memoir Class on Skillshare / How To Get A Free Code To Attend

Mary Karr, the best-selling author who literally wrote the book on memoir (The Art of Memoir, Lit, The Liar’s Club) is teaching an exclusive, new class on memoir on the online learning platform Skillshare, launching Monday, Sept. 2.   The class, called Writing the Truth: How to Start Writing Your Memoir, joins Skillshare’s premium membership […]

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