Jalaa Writers’ Collective will soon start accepting manuscript submissions. Do you have a completed manuscript that you believe is good enough for publication? Watch this space for more information.
I first encountered A. Igoni Barrett here at The Millions, with his autobiographical essay, “I Want To Be A Book.” The title of that essay drew me in, as did the title of his debut short story collection, Love Is Power, Or Something Like That. In “I Want To Be A Book,” the essay’s title refers to the author’s […]
The true shape of A. Igoni Barrett’s Love Is Power, or Something Like That isn’t readily apparent from its opening story, “The Worst Thing That Happened.” It focuses on an aging woman, Ma Bille, who is preparing for the latest in a series of eye operations. She thinks about her children—some, like her, live in […]
Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike, popularly known as Uche Peter Umez, is the author of Sam and the Wallet [children’s novella], Dark through the Delta (poems), and Aridity of Feelings (poems), and Tears in Her Eyes (short stories). His collection of children’s stories, Tim the Monkey and Other Stories, is forthcoming from African First Publishers. His awards […]
Professor Akachi Ezeigbo’s specialization as a humanities scholar and researcher is African Literature, with biases in Gender, Feminist and Cultural Studies. Within the context of this interdisciplinary range, she has contributed to scholarship and national development by chiefly galvanizing recognition of the role of gender and women empowerment in national life, politics and culture. Through […]
Jude Dibia penned his first fiction when he was ten years old. It was about five brothers on a quest to uncover a series of petty robberies in their home and to expose their house help as the culprit. To aid them was their pet dog, a golden retriever. Thankfully, the story never made it to […]
JWC is a new Writers’ publishing and promotional initiative consisting of five award-winning and notable Nigerian writers.
Odili Ujubuoñu was born June 13 1964 in Ukpor, a quiet hill country that boasts of rocks, valleys, rivulets and a major tributary to the River Niger, the Ulasi River. At the age of eight, he moved to Lagos where he spent his early years in a slum called Ajegunle. Here, Odili met a world […]
Abimbola Adunni Adelakun is a writer; a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin; a columnist with Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper, PUNCH; a blogger at opele.net and a regular commentator on Nigerian affairs. Under The Brown Rusted Roofs, is her first book.