You know the famous saying:: there is love in sharing? It's very true. And so I want to share links to some of the most interesting writing online.
1) Nneka Leslie Arimah has a new short story in the New Yorker. It is titled Who Will Greet You At Home.
, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. Nneka won the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize in 2015. Her winning story, Light
, can be read HERE.
2) Playtime by Ovo Adagha: I want to share a new story by Ovo Adagha. It is titled Playtime. Ovo is one of my writerly friends. And I like his writing a lot. I think Playtime should win a prize. Click HERE to read.
3) Nneka Leslie Arimah has another story in Catapult
. It is titled What it Means when a Man Falls From The Sky.
Great futuristic Scifi. It got me wondering, what genre can't Nneka Leslie Arimah write well? None, obviously.
4) Ayobami Adebayo Saraba's fiction editor, put together a "Things you should do while preparing your entry" list, drawn from several incredible writing rules online. Amazing list that will keep every writer informed and entertained.
5) Obinna Udenwe's Bedfellows has been causing a lot of controversy online. Very interesting conversations. You can read his Brittlepaper short story HERE.
Emmanuel Iduma reflects on reading John Berger in Saraba Weekly. "When
one’s writing is dedicated, writ large, to connections—between
storytelling, politics, and optical phenomena—what emerges is a body of
work unhampered by genre. Not merely fiction, nonfiction, and art
criticism. Above all else, storytelling."
Don't forget to enter for the Saraba Manuscript Prize. Deadline for submission is 25th December, 2015.
Labels: African writing and publishing, Great Online Reads For the Week, Nneka Leslie Arimah, The New Yorker