A Year of Books

Book Review: An Imperfect Blessing by Nadia Davids

April 2016 (4/12) An Imperfect Blessing by Nadia Davids Literary Published by Random Struik (April 2014) 416 pages, hardback   Hi, guys. How was April? Good? This month, we’re looking at Nadia Davids’ AN IMPERFECT BLESSING. In 1993, South Africa is on the brink of political transformation. Fourteen-year-old Alia Dawood undergoes a transformation of her […]

iwriteArt

My Top 5 #IWriteArt Shortlisted Entries

ShortSharpShot, a “Creative Galaxy…a hotspot for fantastic art, delightful words and a blend of both,” launched the #IWriteArt Artist+ Writer Instagram creative contest in January 2016. The concept is  basic: a visual artist submits an image (excluding photography), and a writer submits a 300-word (or less) story, each complementing the other. Winner takes N200,000 (to […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday Review: ONE LAST CHANCE

When #WordsAreWork approached me about reviewing the poems that’d be getting published on the site, my first instinct was delight. That was quickly swamped by hesitation, when I realized that I’d be dabbling in a genre of literature that I hadn’t quite the handle on anymore. I embarked on my journey of writing through poetry. […]