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A Poem from my Niece
Last month, my eldest brother shared a poem he found in his daughter's room, with me. He was concerned. I read the poem. Once, twice--slowly. My niece is 10 years old. Not being one to take the words in a poem for granted, even if it is a reflection based o...

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Interview on AfrikaJump
The very talented, Okwei Odili, who is a writer, fantastic composer and singer interviewed me on her blog. You can enjoy the interview here , and enjoy her riveting music here  on YouTube and here  on Soundcloud. Gracias!

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News From African Literature Association
Here's some news from African Literature Association: Registration for the 2017 ALA conference at Yale University is now open. Please remember that all those who intend to participate in the conference must first pay ALA membership dues before proceeding to...

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Poetry Anthology on the Capital Cities of the World
Last year, I was featured along with some of the world's finest poets in the anthology: Capitals (published by Bloomsbury) and edited by the poet and diplomat, Abhay K.   The book focuses on capital cities through the eyes of some of the world’s finest poet...

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Call for Submissions: Megacity Fictions
Photo From:http://www.signalng.com/ Here's a call for submission on Megacities; you know those cities with borders brimming with people, yet never spilling into neighbouring towns or cities. Cities like Lagos, Nigeria.  Here's the call for submissions: Meg...

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Remembering Patrice Lumumba
Patrice Lumumba (center)in 1960, Image via Wikipedia Commons The name Lumumba didn't come to me in a book. It came to me in the voice of the famous Nigerian Juju musician, IK Diaro, who was one of the regulars who crooned from my parent's Phillips stereo pl...

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2016: the year of the poetry which is 'simply beyond words.'
As 2016 winded down, one of the many questions on the lips of many literati was if Bob Dylan was deserving of the Nobel Prize? In the article, “Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize, Redefining Boundaries of Literature” published in the New York Times, expressed many ...

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