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

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

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

PAINSTAKING REALITY VS. HEARTWARMING CLICHÉS: A WRITER’S IMAGINATION MUST NOT ALWAYS BE SHAPED BY LIFE’S SAD REALITIES’ by OMOTAYO KOLEOSHO

I grew up reading tons of books, and as time went on, I discovered that a lot of them followed the same pattern. The prince always married a poor commoner, or vice versa; the player always fell for the one who wasn’t interested and several other scenarios. One thing that was common to all these… Continue reading PAINSTAKING REALITY VS. HEARTWARMING CLICHÉS: A WRITER’S IMAGINATION MUST NOT ALWAYS BE SHAPED BY LIFE’S SAD REALITIES’ by OMOTAYO KOLEOSHO

YOU DON’T NEED SADNESS TO WRITE GOOD POEMS: A NOTE BY ADEBAYO KOLAWOLE SAMUEL 

This idea that the best pieces of poetry always come from sadness or brokenness or some inner chaos isn’t true at all. Because of this wrong ideology, many intentionally put themselves in precarious situations. They conjure sadness for themselves even when that isn’t true about them. They deliberately set their eyes and hearts on darkness,… Continue reading YOU DON’T NEED SADNESS TO WRITE GOOD POEMS: A NOTE BY ADEBAYO KOLAWOLE SAMUEL 

DEMYSTIFYING MUSE: A BRIEF TREATISE ON POETRY-MUSE DISSIMILITUDE

Poetry is not inborn. Poetry is not hereditary and cannot be inherited. It does not flow in the gene or trait of any god-poet, assumed or established. Poetry does not compel poets nor does it dictate the frequency of their thoughts. Poetry is as fluid as its meaning and components, as liquid as its concepts… Continue reading DEMYSTIFYING MUSE: A BRIEF TREATISE ON POETRY-MUSE DISSIMILITUDE

DEFINITION OF A POEM: NOTES IN VERSE by Aremu Adams Adebisi

We don’t just write a letter, string some letters into a word, some words or some lines, a group of words or lines, a long sentence or another broken off into a clause, a phrase, a syllabic sound, a morpheme or an inexpressiveness of what the mind intends, what the heart beats for in anticipation… Continue reading DEFINITION OF A POEM: NOTES IN VERSE by Aremu Adams Adebisi