African Literature

CFWriterz Magazine Calls For Entries For Its 2018 Edition!

CFwiterz is pleased to announce a new special issue for June 2018 focusing on the theme “Burn.” We do not particularly restrict content or style, we only ask that you bring on the best of your craft. Our writing platform focuses on Africa and Nigerians, we welcome entries from all over Africa despite starting out as a Nigerian owned platform. We offer you a great opportunity to showcase your strength and voice as an African writer. Read more about us here. Africa has gone through a lot and presently the discussions surrounding the continent constitute burning issues. We see and hear these stories but can you make it come alive in a unique way? Entrants may submit up to three previously unpublished poems, and up to 3,000 words for fiction and non-fiction. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. However, if your work is accepted elsewhere, you need to notify us. Work in translation is welcome.…

Be Part of the #icanbemore Young And Cerebral 2018 Essay Competition and Win Prizes

Young and Cerebral, a brand aimed at empowering, inspiring and giving a voice to the youth is declaring its annual Essay Competition for the year 2018 open. This year’s topics are centred on the core belief of the Young & Cerebral brand; Personal Fulfilment through Self-Actualization. The aim is to connect with and engage youths on issues of self-development, personal transformation & fulfilment, encourage and reward creative writing as well as promote Nigerian ideas and stories through writing. Our goal is to sustain a National Conversation about Creative Writing for Change. With that in mind, the following topics have been chosen Category 1 is open to all ages. The topic is 1. How will your raw idea change the world? The essay should not be more than 500 words. Category 2 is open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 years 2. Write about a popular Nigerian that you…

Unfulfilled Promises #17 By Audrey Timms

There was a knock on the door when he was inside so she went to open it. “What? What are you doing here?” Michelle screamed when she saw Oleng. Oleng surveyed her coolly. Michelle roughly pushed her aside and entered the house. Oleng shut the door but stayed by it. “So, Dave is still going out with you? I thought he had sense. What have you done to him? You Calabar witch!” she raged. “Michelle, what is the meaning of this?” Dave demanded fiercely as he came into the living room. “She has cooked for you, hasn’t she and you have eaten. She has used her Calabar witch to charm you, hasn’t she?” Michelle spelt out bluntly as she faced her brother. “Michelle, I’ll not stand here and watch you insult my fiancée.” Dave was furious. “My fiancée.” she mimicked mockingly. “Fiancée,…

Unfulfilled Promises #16 By Audrey Timms

Oleng was discharged from the hospital the following day and returned to her normal life. Marvy was overjoyed when she told her that she had accepted Dave’s proposal but Zinny was quite reserved. She only told her congratulations and wished her happiness. Due to Zinny’s lack of excitement towards the coming nuptials, Oleng decided to make Marvy her maid of honor instead of Zinny as she had always wanted which made Marvy very happy. A month after their engagement, Dave decided to go and show his family the girl he wanted to spend the rest of his life with now that she was strong enough to travel. Oleng was scared to go with him at first but her aunt convinced her to go since, she would have to meet her potential in-laws someday. Due to the hectic nature of Dave’s job, they had to go on a…

Unfulfilled Promises #15 By Audrey Timms

Read Previous Episodes Dave quickly swerved his car to the curb like a driver in an action flick and practically jumped out of it. He walking briskly to where Oleng and Collins were standing, staring at each other. “Angel, what’s he doing here?” he asked his stunned girlfriend. Before she could reply, Collins leaned on the car and lazily said, “Dude, isn’t it obvious?” Oleng saw Dave flex his fingers and knew he intended hitting Collins. She quickly held his hand. “Please Dave. This whole thing will end right now.” Dave gave Collins a murderous look but kept quiet. Oleng looked uneasily around her. Passersby were beginning to get interested in the whole scenario. She knew she had to end it here despite the fact that it would break someone’s heart. She walked up to Collins. He stood straight, smiling. “Collins,” she…

Unfulfilled Promises #14 By Audrey Timms

Happy New Year beautiful people! I wish you an awesome, prosperous, love-filled, blessing-packed year ahead, always with the presence of God. This is 2015 and I’m here for you guys, as usual. Thanks for coming this far with me. Please, stay again and I promise you, as the Lord wills, we’ll have a great year.  Please, remember to keep sharing on social media; and also do always express how every post here makes you feel. Your feedback is important to the writers here. I have a very special surprise for you guys this year. It’s so special I’m dying to let it out…but not yet. So, just keep up with me. Moskedapages has grown in leaps and bounds and you guys know I’m not one to brag but one of these days, I’ll share with you how far we’ve gone, though I’d rather have you see it for yourselves what…

Unfulfilled Promises #13 By Audrey Timms

Read His Little Black Book #5HERE Linda Akpan just sat there smiling. Perfect! Things were going as planned. Her fight with her sister would make the latter not come begging when she saw they needed her help. She would see how they’d survive without her. She believed they would regret their actions but pride wouldn’t bring them begging. After all, she had been their sustenance all these years.   She shook her head in disappointment. Oleng was still a fool. She was still gullible to men. Instead of avoiding hurt by being like her; swearing off men after what that half-caste did to her. She shook her head in disappointment. She however smiled. If Oleng thought this was the end of her controlling her life, she was dreaming.       ###############   Oleng wept anew when her aunt told her that her mother had thrown her out also. When…

Unfulfilled Promises #12 By Audrey Timms

When she was through with her packing, she went to Zinny and Marvy’s place to tell them she was leaving. They were both shocked and disappointed but when she told them the reason why she was leaving, they understood. She invited them over to Calabar and they promised to come. She went over to Dave’s house and told him of her intention. He tried to persuade her to change her mind but she was adamant. “I can’t stand them any longer.” she cried. “I don’t want to be the one who came between you and your mother.” She had to laugh at that. “The woman was no longer my mum before now. Even before I left Port Harcourt.” she bitterly told him. He had to shake his head with sadness at that. “You’re bent on leaving me here all alone? I actually came back here because…

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