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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get … Continue reading


This week, i bring you an exciting online series that is in it (permit me to use the word) second season: Fish Brain Games created and written by Sally Kenneth (@moskedapages). The first part of the series titled “Fish Brain Clan” was exciting, wittingly funny, and thought provoking. The series follows the lives of different … Continue reading


“Petty cash.” That was how the critic Molara Wood, then an editor at the defunct newspaper 234Next,described the then $50,000 prize money, which was supposed to, but was not awarded to any winner of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature in 2009. Granted, she was speaking about the value of the prize to the company … Continue reading

SPOKEN WORD vs POETRY (a lovely poetic piece)

  They say, Spoken word is poetry. I say, Try coke and pepsi For one lives for the stage, Rhythms and flowetry, The other lives in the page, Methaphors and imagery. They say, Spoken word is poetry, I say, A sea is not its tributary. One is direct and vivid, talkative and expressive. The other … Continue reading

Misery of the damsel

You messed up the hole to your pleasure, These words can’t be told to Wards from your dissatisfaction. You saddled here and there Actualising your wet dreams; Even rendering your own hymns.   Everyone who consumed you, You let down the wall of your pride. Your soft front hurdle, Plus your rear axle, All this … Continue reading


To mark the closing of 2012’s Edition of CreativeWings Short Story Prize, the top two winning stories shall be published HERE. Waiting and Hoping by Efembe Eke will be published today. And the second story will be published on Wednesday. i hope you enjoy reading the stories. You can leave your comments as well. Congratulations … Continue reading

Chika Unigwe talks to ElNathan

The NLNG award winner gives an exclusive interview to Daily Times’ ElNathan John Chika Unigwe’s novel, On Black Sisters Street, was on Thursday November 1, announced as winner of the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature, the biggest prize for literature in Africa. She gave me her very first interview as winner of the prize. So … Continue reading

‘On Black Sisters Street’ Wins NLNG prize

The Nigeria Prize for literature has just announced the winner of its 2012 prize: “On Black Sister’s Street” by Chika Unigwe. The prize is one of Nigeria’s leading prizes for literature and has a cash value of US$100, 000. Unigwe emerged from a field of over 214 entries, the largest number received since the prize … Continue reading