CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2018 [SEPTEMBER] ‘NIGERIA 2019: OF THUMBS & PVCs’

Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers invites poets from Nigeria to enter their poems for the September 2018 edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC). This month’s theme is: ‘NIGERIA 2019: OF THUMBS & PVCs’ and it will be the last for the 2018 Season of the BPPC. For the better part...

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PLATEAU BLEEDS by Victor Igiri

Throw JOS some black lit candles. Again we write more chapters in our ‘book of bloods’ with the narratives, an heritage for distant tongues to tell whose skins are unpeeled by cowry demons, but bruised as Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Kaduna, Zamfara,… and more to come. I hear that there...

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M.K.O ABIOLA by Victor Igiri

(…a tribute in respect of the honour conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari) Kashimawo, “Let us wait and see” so They said but Heroes don’t die, No. They are the colours of the rainbow and possess the heart of the sun. They are eagles soaring on time’s wings, alphabeting...

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BOOKSTORES IN NIGERIA

Hi guys, so we’re compiling a list of bookstores that stock books by Nigerian authors and deliver to prospective buyers all over the country. Our intention with this project is to be able to identify reliable booksellers all over the country and use this to help more authors reach their...

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CHANGE THESE CHAINS by Victor Igiri)

Yesterday was Theirs they bemoaned Guma’s…fall Today, ours we tell of Mbalom’s… unripe pause; and Tomorrow, sure, shall be history’s reawakening in Mama’s four forks for ours is a land of milk and bloods, of the basket full of fractured flesh, of curtains and thunderstorms where The maze has been...

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