rape

ONE INSTANCE WHERE IT IS OKAY TO ‘RAPE’?

NB: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Alright, here’s what I have to say. We all have that one very cool, trendy and fun friend who we enjoy being with a lot, and for some reason you really just desire getting ‘into’ them, but they just won’t yield. The kind of friend that’s so cool they have all…

DAPPLED THINGS Flier Ad

UPDATE: DAPPLED THINGS is Making Waves Across Nigeria!

It gives me great pleasure to write to you again, and this time with very exciting news! In November 2013 I officially released my fiction novella DAPPLED THINGS published by Partridge Puglishing, a Penguin Company. We had a great time at Ember Creek, Ikoyi, that night. Here’s a link to a photo report to remind you of what went…

Hesey

PLEASE VOTE HESEY DESIGNS TO WIN THE GOOGLE AFRICA CONNECTED COMPETITION

Eseoghene, creative director of Hesey Designs started her own accessories business right out of university. She used Google Search and YouTube to learn how to create handbags, and via Search found contacts for blogs and magazines to feature her products. Her bags, which she now sells through her business website, have been featured in over 100 blogs. She has been chosen as 1…

Nigerian-youths

HOW HOPE CAN(NOT) SET THE NIGERIAN YOUTH FREE

“Cultural legacies are powerful forces. They have deep roots and long lives. They persist generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished, and they play such an important role in directing attitudes and behaviours that we cannot make sense of our world without them.”…

Silent Night

SILENT NIGHT.

This Christmas will be exactly eighteen years since my parents died. I was only four years old. If there ever was any appreciation I had for Christmas, I lost it that night. I remember it so well. It was the 25th of December 1993, a cold and dry night and we had just had dinner.…

Saving Maggie

SAVING MAGGIE: An Excerpt from DAPPLED THINGS

Culled from DAPPLED THINGS, a Fiction Novella by Iweka Kingsley This weekend is my best friend’s wedding. I am her maid of honour. We have been friends since high school. We went our separate ways immediately after school. Life blew us away from each other. The separation made us fight our battles alone. We fought…

afraid

PARCHED.

When he started towards her it was like it was in slow motion and everything went into a tight focus. When he moved his feet forward, her whole body tensed up. She could not feel anything from her chest down. Everything was focused forward, watching him progress towards her . Her vision was focused on…

Sunshine 2

LETTERS FROM SUNSHINE 1

Sunshine misses you…You take so long when you sojourn far from me…The clouds converge…The rains threaten. Thankfully, the moon smiles at me with its golden edges, reassuring me that you’ll come home again, soon. I stand in dark hallways daily, the shadows of you and me are fearful. Even in the dark, your eyes call…