Twitter Writing Contest Season 1: The Top 50 Longlist

The longlist for the Twitter Writing Competition(powered by Uncle Stephen and partners) is here. Out of over 400 entries, here are the top 50 stories, from which 24 have been chosen to make it to make it to the next…

Jumoke Verissimo’s Debut Novel ‘A Small Silence’ Explores Trauma, Alienation and the Power of Human Connection

Jumoke Verissimo is an exciting new debut author, with a truly distinctive and brilliant new voice.  A poet and prose writer, Jumoke Verissimo writes unflinchingly about the reality of life lived at the margins. Her debut novel, A Small Silence, out…

I Tried Writivism 4 times, Got 3 Longlists. The wall is down. Goal Achieved | In Conversation With Frances Ogamba

In partnership with Writivism, Syncity NG is publishing Conversations with the shortlisted writers of the Writivism and Koffi Addo Creative Prizes. This conversation took place on Twitter (@SyncityNG) with Frances Ogamba (@FrancesOgamba). Frances Ogamba has made history, appearing on both Writivism shortlists…

We Villagers Have the Best Stories | In Conversation With Writivism 2019 Shortlistee Resoketswe Manenzhe

In partnership with Writivism, Syncity NG is publishing Conversations with the shortlisted writers of the Writivism and Koffi Addo Creative Prizes. This conversation took place on Twitter (@SyncityNG) with Resoketswe Manenzhe  (@avatar_reso). Resoketswe is shortlisted for her short fiction Maserumo. She is a PhD…

Morpheus | Fiction | by Haku Jackson

The realization always hurts the first time, doesn’t it? That sudden dawning that things can never be the same for you again despite how much you wish it all to be a dream. I can no longer remember the feeling…

Book Review: Finding Love, God and Self in Stella Uchechi’s “Biographies are a Joke”

In Biographies are a Joke,  her collection of really short stories and poems, Stella Uchechi explores a series of personal experiences which span across several years of trying to find the balance between love, fantasy and desire. This aptly titled…

Book Review: Ofunneka, by Philomena Bivese-Djebah is All of Us; Perfect Outlooks with our Share of Pain

While some books begin with a bang and straight off plunge you into a deluge of emotions, some others ease into it, slowly, steadily. Ofunneka by Philomena Bivese-Djebah is one of such stories which ease into the narration easily, like a newly…

Turn Out The Lights And Love Me Tonight – Fiction

Turn Out The Lights And Love Me Tonight – Fiction   Nwanchukwu He arrived home a few minutes past seven. He had had a busy day as usual at the school where he was Vice Principal. Although regarded as a…

Save These Juices with Tosan Tarre

Save These Juices with Tosan Tarre Shine, Star, Shine Today’s story was inspired by a little house help I knew in my preteens. She was a couple of years younger than I was, highly mistreated by her madam, with cane…

“For He Could Not Die” A Short Story by Michael Inioluwa Oladele

“For He Could Not Die” A Short Story by Michael Inioluwa Oladele She never thought the day would come when she would get over him, when she would be able to look in the mirror and not see his dull…