THE LENIENT POEM AND SUBTLE MEANING (an analysis by Oludipe Oyin Samuel)

A Big Airplane Crashed Into the Earth. I read Soyinka’s first collection of prison poems sometime in 2009. Categorically, I need not ‘push dumbfoundment to beg simplification; I hate a wasted talk—I am African’.That professor, I thought his poetry came off as jagged as his hair. But I too was, in admiration and near-fanaticism, curious—… Continue reading THE LENIENT POEM AND SUBTLE MEANING (an analysis by Oludipe Oyin Samuel)

WE SHOULD ALL BE WRITERS: FACEBOOK WRITERS’ PHENOMENON

In many cities of the world, especially the under developing countries, writers have been subject of abuse, neglect, exploitation and even in extreme cases murdered by evil critics who don’t critique constructively. These writers, expected mirrors through which we see the society  or rather the eyes of the society or something like that, experience various obnoxious… Continue reading WE SHOULD ALL BE WRITERS: FACEBOOK WRITERS’ PHENOMENON

TRANSFORMING NIGERIA AND ITS POLITY: THE LAW AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL, an essay by Adedimeji Quayyim Abdul-Hafeez

The major aim of any organized society is the preservation of peace and order. From time immemorial, when anarchy, chaos, confusion and disorder had been the order of the day,  societies thrived on lawlessness. With the advent of civility and civilisation, it became paramount and important to lay down an instrument to safeguard the existence… Continue reading TRANSFORMING NIGERIA AND ITS POLITY: THE LAW AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL, an essay by Adedimeji Quayyim Abdul-Hafeez

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 of 2018, the most recurrent… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2018 [SEPTEMBER] ‘NIGERIA 2019: OF THUMBS & PVCs’

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 is no justice in the… Continue reading PLATEAU BLEEDS by Victor Igiri

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 stripped of its splendour and… Continue reading CHANGE THESE CHAINS by Victor Igiri)

TWO-FACED “IGP” by Victor Igiri

doctored or un-doctored, black or white, he is only human for though the sun kings today, tomorrow shall be the moon’s. lies or truths; we deserve some white words so we can appease our souls and boycott the many laughters of the human race; pistol dukes. we are all lunatics on the ‘open field’ sometimes… Continue reading TWO-FACED “IGP” by Victor Igiri