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Click HERE to Read Iyanu's Biography on the Nigerian Writers Database.
Gbolohun is a Yoruba term for sentence, also incantation. We have all been sentenced to death.
“… six men came from the direction of the Upper Gate, which faces north, every man with his battle-ax in his hand; and one man among them was clothed in linen, with a writer’s ink bottle at his side....” – Ezekiel 9:2
I write because the man who held the death-letter, boasting about all the people he would kill if only he could find the lost half of the letter, is the first man in my ancestry – Erukwu, the slave of death. I have his genes and the second half of the death-letter.
In every poem I write, I re-write gbolohun, from death to life, and life to death. I am an offspring of the one who received the handwriting of god and smashed it with indignation. So, I write to rewrite the battered word of god, re-tell the true story of him who formed me, and repair the broken metaphor of divinity.
I am writing to etch god’s name in small letters, feel his/her/its hand hover over my own trembling hands, and dare to create a new earth, new heaven, and also a new hell
Click HERE to Read Kehinde's Biography on the Nigerian Writers Database.
What you are about to read is beyond a tribute to the amazing, yet relishing original title, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American by Okey Ndibe. It is perhaps a re-cast of our experience here, a place where we supposedly should call home. Regrettably, [don’t be mad], a Nigerian who hasn’t even seen how a plane looks like, or be on one in the real sense of a plane, cannot imagine what it feels like to look an American in the eye, talk more of expecting or hoping not to be shot in the head with a shotgun when caught looking an American in the eye. When we speak of nothing, we speak of a little silence: of our Nigerianess, a consciousness that is well versed and important before any international or ‘Americanah’ connections. We therefore speak of the making of “The Angry Nigerian.”
Click HERE to Read Joseph's Biography on the Nigerian Writers Database.
At one time it would mold you into a polished gnome
And balance you on a floating shelve
Sometimes into a color bathed butterfly with a delicate wing
Under a sky without a gravity pull
Sometimes it comes like a cure
To a long night of faceless plague
Sometimes like a black mist
Yet so revealing
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Dear SprinNG Family,
In the past month, we have made changes to our website, programmes, contests, and more.
Most significantly, we re-branded our name from Sprinng Literary Movement and henceforth will be called SprinNG. Please take note of the following changes name-wise.
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The winner of November – December 2019's book giveaway is Felix.
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