Kukogho Iruesiri Samson poetry collection WE WHO SOWED HURT AND BEADED PAINS is a genius argument for suicide and mirrors the emotions of those who travel that path.
As I Stroke my Chin Hairs might seem just like a poet’s testament to his personal experiences. It has done more than that. It uses the poet as a backdrop to discuss bigger social and political issues, delving into topics of identity, life, nationalism, love, and adolescence.
I daresay the main reason foreign books seem to be eternally more accepted than indigenous books is that we hear about their new titles & authors every day via various media while ours, close to home, are published without anyone hearing about them.
If you ask me, everyone should write. Why? Everyone has a story (or stories) – idea, perspective, experience, philosophies, and aspirations – which other people will love to hear/read.
THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIAN WRITING: THERE IS NO MARKET FOR WHAT WE WRITE (A COMMENTARY BY DIKE CHUKWUMERIJE)
If there is only one generously-funded literary prize in a country of 200 million people...it is because – difficulties of the Nigerian operating environment aside – there is no real market for what Nigerian writers are writing.
Storm in a Pot portrays the tortuous existence of many poor women who silently suffer economic, social and religious oppression in diverse forms for the sake of their children and families. It is a story of womanhood told through the eyes of Sikimi, an unfulfilled but incredibly resilient woman in...