Keren-Happuch interview

A WAW time-out with Keren-Happuch Odinenu, fairy godmother of ‘For The Love Of Us’

It all started on the dance floor–the love story of Kaitlyn and Kelvin–and it could have been a simple one: boy-dance-with-girl-then-boy-like-girl-then-LOVE, but Abigail came into the picture and thus began the love triangle. For eleven weeks, Keren-Happuch Odinenu kept us on the sharp edges of our seats with the enthralling love story titled For The […]

The lectern

The Lectern: I Am Number One

Hello fine boys and girls 😉 So July has come and gone; it’s a month I’m particularly sentimental about. While I hate to see it go, I’m excited about August–this month that has bestowed us with her august presence to end the 3rd quarter in this action-packed 2016. In this month’s edition of The Lectern, […]

girl staring in fire

Dear Mother

Dear Mother,   I hate cooking. I. HATE. COOKING. You know it never came naturally to me. I’ve always had to write down your recipes because I never really understood the entire concept of cooking. At first, I worried that maybe there was something wrong with me, I mean, every ‘normal’ girl should know how […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Creed

Dear Fatherland, In numbers we die even after the tie. Are we still one when from ourselves we run? Neglecting peace, expecting our pieces. Am I prey for murder because I pray not like my brother? From a difference of latitudes to a difference of attitudes Different phases of terror. First there was the aqua […]

The lectern

The Lectern: Examination malpractise

  Hey you 🙂 In the last couple of months, Nigerian younglings tidied up secondary and most of them (hopefully) will go on to tertiary education. After four or five years (or seven or eight, oshe ‘carry-over’) they’ll finish and graduate into the world. Then they will hustle locate work in law firms, oil companies, […]

Flash wednesday

The Last Thing I Remember

Word length: 200-300 Blackness. Someone is frantically calling my name. A tiny light. I walk towards it. It keeps growing. I follow it. ***** I wake up on the floor. Why am I on the ground by the roadside? And why is there a crowd around me? I don’t remember lying down here. I remember […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Fiendship

Friends Like the tide Come and go Ne’er do they abide   Over hearts And minds They swell But do not dwell   Tarry long I pray thee But they pay no mind Looking on to the next wind   Plotting the next thrill Compasses leaning over keel Heart and hearth have they none Neither […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: When

When I painted time, And mapped out seasons When I sketched days, And stretched out poles When I colour’d the night, And twinkled the ether And foamed the seas And trimmed the lea And vexed the gale And freed the dew And sunned the day. When I ensigned across the wet sky, And made a […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Yesterday

Yesterday is a story of love, a story of war Of my deep-seated affection for And my battle with desires, Lord   Yesterday is when I used my pen To write words, not hope Yesterday is when my heart pumped blood, not love When my feet trod roads, not dreams   Yesterday is the awakening […]