Analysis: Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka.

Originally posted on litxpert:
Soyinka’s Telephone Conversation depicts a conversation between a white lady and an African American man which casts a harsh light on the racism and prejudice which grips society. The title reveals the fact that two people are talking on the phone, so the beginning of the poem is on a positive…

2016 Writivism Short Story Prize Guidelines

Originally posted on Writivism:
The Writivism Short Story Prize is an annual award for emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). Entrants must be unpublished writers, resident in an African country. One is deemed published if they have a book of their own. Any questions of eligibility shall be resolved…

Short Story: Tomorrow is too Far by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Originally posted on Reading Room:
Tomorrow is too Far by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a short story I read in Prospect online. Only your cousin Dozie knows who killed your brother Nonso Here a girl is reminishing about something which happened 13 years ago. It was the summer her brother Nonso died. She has gone…

Short story #24. The Arrangers of Marriage (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Originally posted on Returning Reader:
Deal Me In Reading Challenge: I drew the queen of spades. Story: The Arrangers of Marriage, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [from The Granta Book of the African Short Story] Comments: I first read this story in Adichie’s short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck, a few years ago.  It…

Rilke on what it means to love

To love is good, too: love being difficult. For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. For this reason young people, who are beginners in everything, cannot yet knowContinue reading “Rilke on what it means to love”