WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIAN LITERATURE: A TREATISE BY HILLARY UGO UZOMBA

What is the problem? We need solutions. But I figured a popular problem is that there are fewer books by Africans (Nigerians in view) to take our experiences to the west. Rather we see the opposite. So we began to live and structure our African values to fit into these boxes of western consciousness. The… Continue reading WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIAN LITERATURE: A TREATISE BY HILLARY UGO UZOMBA

 4 SIMPLE HABITS THAT CAN MAKE YOU A SUCCESSFUL WRITER

Whenever young writers are gathered, one question that is always asked – in varying forms, is ‘how can one become a successful writer?’ It goes without saying that this poser has no direct ‘A-B-C’ answer. As a matter of fact, successful writers will offer different tips on excelling in the writing craft because writing is a… Continue reading  4 SIMPLE HABITS THAT CAN MAKE YOU A SUCCESSFUL WRITER

9 MUST-FOLLOW NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR NIGERIAN WRITERS & READERS

A new year is here. 2019 has arrived as a blank book and a pen in your hands for you to write whatever you please. While you decide what to do with this year, we at Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers have prepared this list of 9 resolutions we hope you can make yours in… Continue reading 9 MUST-FOLLOW NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR NIGERIAN WRITERS & READERS

MYSTERIES IN WRITING: DARE TO BE DIFFERENT WITH A DIFFERENCE

Sometimes you don’t even know how to explain what you have written.  You look at yourself after reading what you have written and ask yourself if truly you were the one that wrote it.  Sometimes you proffer solutions to some issues and problems and the other times, you leave those problems to their problems.  The… Continue reading MYSTERIES IN WRITING: DARE TO BE DIFFERENT WITH A DIFFERENCE

WRITING IS NOT FOR LITTLE CHILDREN: A TREATISE BY JOHN CHIZOBA VINCENT

Each time I try to do it right, I fail myself. I’ve tried all I could but I keep getting it wrong. The other day, someone’s comment on my wall made me want to give up writing but I told myself I would write again and again and again but I keep failing and failing… Continue reading WRITING IS NOT FOR LITTLE CHILDREN: A TREATISE BY JOHN CHIZOBA VINCENT

THE CONCEPT OF GODHOOD IN POETS: HOW POETS BECOME GODS an essay by Aremu Adams Adebisi

There is something about poets that makes them gods. It is not the relativism of their works or their verisimilitude. It is not the aptitude of their word usage or the striking semblance of a symbolism. I tell you certainly, it is not metaphorism and other categorical comparatives. It is apparently the mystics manifested in… Continue reading THE CONCEPT OF GODHOOD IN POETS: HOW POETS BECOME GODS an essay by Aremu Adams Adebisi

WRITING POETRY: 22 2S BREAKDOWN

  The poem, 22 2s was inspired by a song by one of the greatest rappers of all time; Jay-Z. In his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, there’s a song by the same title. In it, Jay Z does something similar, using alternate versions of the word ‘two’ twenty-two times. That is what inspired my verse.… Continue reading WRITING POETRY: 22 2S BREAKDOWN