SPRINNG LITERARY MOVEMENT
SPRINNG LITERARY MOVEMENT
POEMS, SHORT STORIES, AND ESSAYS
THAT PROMOTE, REVITALIZE, AND IMPROVE THE CREATIVITY IN NIGERIAN LITERATURE
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Seun Lari-Williams was born in 1987. He attended Badagry Grammar School and studied law at the University of Lagos where he served as President of the Law Society for the 2012/2013 Academic Session. During this period, he doubled for the most part of the year as the President of the Council of Faculty Presidents and also represented the University of Lagos at the G20 Summit which held in Russia in 2013.
Upon his graduation, Seun proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2014. He thereafter had his NYSC in the FCT, Abuja where he was President of the Legal Aid Community Development Service group.
He is currently an Associate at E.A Molajo (SAN) & Co and concluding his LL.M at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. He also co-runs an NGO for the protection of the rights of indigent prisoners in Nigeria.
Seun is also a poet; and his first anthology (Garri for Breakfast) was longlisted for the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature.
He plays the flute.
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Many Nigerian writers, especially poets tend to write poems that are not particularly associated with their nationality or culture, what inspired you to do otherwise?
Seun: Well, I was born in Nigeria and I’ve always lived here. I believe that what the world needs to hear is our own voice and story, not just an imitation, and we tell these stories through our music, movies, and paintings; why should poetry be different? When I write from our perspective, it’s easier for me. It’s not forced. It’s smooth and natural.
"Nothing great happens overnight and to every success story there is always a point of failure and discouragement. That’s what makes the story a ‘success story’ because despite the odds, you pulled through."
Ayoyinka Morawo is a short story writer, a content writer and a blogger. She is currently a Civil engineering student in Covenant University, Nigeria. Her works have been published on CREF magazine, sprinng literary movement and has written scripts for stage plays. Ayoyinka resides in Ibadan, Nigeria.
After I was asked to write this post. I began to think of what I would write that would actually help other writers. I don’t want to bore you with big words and grammar that would not leave an impact.
So I decided to write on the journey of a writer. Yes being a writer is a journey and sadly or maybe not sadly there is no final destination but there are victory stops. I’ll explain, but first how do you even start this journey?
Title: Thin Line Between Love & Hate
Author: Damilola Popoola
Pages: 186 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of Publication: November 22, 2017
Reviewer: Oyindamola Shoola
BOOK REVIEW: The Thin Line Between Love & Hate by Damilola Popoola
The first time that Damilola Popoola’s work really stood out to me was in the Sprinng Literary Movement July 2017 Poetry Contest. When I came across Damilola’s submission for the contest titled; “Of Mother Africa’s Mothering,” I thought to myself, that some kings do not need expensive praising and hailing before they are recognized. The subtle but majestic meanings that Damilola’s poems hold are highly effective and outstanding. Damilola Popoola, just like Pyrokardia, the author of “A Beautiful Mess” and “Broken Wishbones & Empty Spaces” is a writer whose subtle words create imageries, discoveries, and meanings that a reader can easily connect with.
I and Kanyinsola Olorunnisola; the founder of Sprinng Literary Movement, while deliberating on the potential winners for the Sprinng Literary Movement July 2017 Poetry Contest, concluded that the contest was made for Damilola Popoola’s poem and that his poem has no competition.
Your beauty is charming as it's delightful
Full of regal and grace
It sprouts roses in full bloom at the engine room of my heart
In this moments of unending pain
I could only wish to be cuddled in your arms
Feeling the warmth of your body
The freshness of your breath
As our kisses invokes sentiments of blissful ecstasy
Tuoyo Palmer is a graduate of University of Benin with a major in Political Science. His poems have been featured in the Indian Periodical and in PoetrySoup.
My love, as your glimpse sings peace on my hills on earth,
My static soul dances to the tune of your beating breath.
Even your smoothen soft skin so sparky like stars at night
has begun to sing lullaby to the burden that gives me fright.
Ife mi, the rhythm of your angelic voice like nightingale
is sweet enough to persuade the devil to be born again,
For a glance at your paradisiac mesmerizing aesthetics
echoes memory of heaven's gate as sinners confess their sins.
Oyedokun Ibukun S. with the pseudonym PENAWD is a vocal-ink poet, playwright, and prolific writer with apostolic unction.
Let me touch your soul,
with my naked hands,
and feel your heartbeat
like a rock band;
While we play all night
on the beach sand,
I'll mend your broken heart
with my magic wand
It wasn't the sound of her name that terrified me,
It was the trilling notes it made instead
Like a lovesick bird,
The penultimate vowel piercing the ear to bursting
The final consonant offering such sweet release
Just as tortured lovers pine for.
Ogunkunle Olawunmi Oyinkansola is a student of the department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology in the University of Ibadan. She's an agricultural journalist, a poet and blogger. She loves good books, music and chocolates. If she's not writing, she's either listening to music or reading because learning never exhausts the mind.
Music is life, Poetry is beautiful!
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