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Black Gold (Spoken Word) by Antonia Valaire

Black Gold (Spoken Word) by Antonia Valaire

Black Gold EP is named after the Author’s collection of Poetry. The poems featured are also taken from the book. Antonia Valaire- Black Gold EP (Spoken Word) For serious enquires: Email: antoniavalaire@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/Antoniavalaire copies Available:https://www.amazon.com/Black-Gold-chr…

My Estate of Gold: Desire

My Estate of Gold: Desire

“When love, health, happiness and plenty hear, Their names repeated over day by day, They wing their way like answering fairies near, Then nestle down within our homes to stay.” – ADESANU The road to success is through the landof Desire. After we reach the age of reason and independent action we do what we want to […]

Book Review: No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe

Book Review: No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe

Book review by John Eppel Chapter 7 Page 51 Back in Lagos, Obi starts his first day at work. He compares it to his first day at the mission school in Umuofia, twenty years before, when there were very few white people around. He remembers an incident involving the Inspector of schools, Mr Jones, who […]

Tenants of the House: The novel, the film and the author

Tenants of the House: The novel, the film and the author

“Tenants of the House” is a socio-political film, inspired by the novel written by Dr. Wale Okediran, a medical doctor, former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), and current general secretary of Pan African Writers Association (PAWA). I came to know Dr. Okediran when he invited me to be one of the judges […]

In Search of Good Poetry – 1

In Search of Good Poetry – 1

What does it mean to be a good poet? For me, an example is S. T. Coleridge. Reading The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, carefully, teaches me everything about what was once called the art of poetry. It is a long, short poem. It uses meter and rhyme and stanzas and has a frame but […]

LOVE IS SPACE: NOTES ON MARRIAGE AND CREATIVITY

LOVE IS SPACE: NOTES ON MARRIAGE AND CREATIVITY

Andrea Bajani on Writing, Solitude, and Forgiveness By Andrea Bajani May 2, 2022 Translated by Elizabeth Harris 1. For many years now, I’ve left home early in the morning. I’ve walked down the street leading to the train station, crossed, gone in, come out the other side, continued another couple of blocks, and then shut […]

PAWA’S BOOK OF THE WEEK (Week 11, Second Edition)

PAWA’S BOOK OF THE WEEK (Week 11, Second Edition)

AL-ISTIFAKH or THE IDYLL OF MY FRIENDS by Marie-Christine Koundja from Chad Republic its a book that highlights the culture of forgiveness. The author refers to marriage as a metaphor, where the love of the other must be a condition for the existence of human beings. She expresses her desolation at the bewildering spectacle of […]

Book Review: No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe

Book Review: No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe

Book review by John Eppel Chapter 5 Page 31 Obi is so convinced that corruption in Nigeria is a result of ‘old Africans’ in power that he even reads a paper on it to the Nigerian Students Union in London. His theory seems to be borne out by two experiences shortly after his return home. […]

Road from Home by Dollin Holt

Road from Home by Dollin Holt

A RAY OF HOPE Prologue The last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth. John Steinbeck – The grapes of wrath ‘What, you are stepping westwards? – Yea’ It would be a wildish destiny, If we, who thus together roam In a strange land, and far from home, Were in this […]

Our unlimited God

Our unlimited God

The Prophet Isaiah has these encouraging words for us about our God: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8,9). Aren’t you glad […]

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