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Poetry: Dear Friend

  DEAR FRIEND It seems like it’s been years Since we last heard from each other When it’s only been one hundred days And twenty Since the last time we talked Since you gave me advice, and I listened Since you showed me your work, and I opined THEY NEVER UNDERSTOOD US But we scarcely cared Ours was a spiritual relationship- God gave me you The three years of our friendship I’ll always look back on with fondness Is this the end? Are we taking a break? I do not know What I do know is this- I will never stop caring about you I’ll never stop praying for you I hope you find what you seek While you are still IRREPLACEABLE I hope you come back

SONG OF THE WEEK

  "Arms"- Christina Perrri Artiste: Christina Perri Year: 2011 A lbum : Lovestrong Genre: Alternative/Indie      Christina Perri is an American singer and songwriter who debuted with th e hit single, "Jar of Hearts" in 2010. She signed with Atlantic Records and released her first album, Lovestrong in 2011. In 2012 she wrote and recorded 4x platinum song, "A Thousand Years" for the film "The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn- Part 2", and it was included in the soundtrack. She released another single, "Human", in 2013. Her second studio album was released in 2014.   She is one of my favourite singers/songwriters. I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do Download "Arms" Lyrics I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart But you came around and you knocked me off the ground from the start You put your arms around me And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go You

Short Fiction: Are You Not a Girl?

Photo Credit: Victoria Rogotneva Saturday mornings are for cleaning the house-everyone knows. But I found my sister Yemi at the backyard, reclining on Dad's old chair and reading a small book. The cover read, "We should All be Feminists". "Whats your business? I'll clean later", she said. I shrugged and continued my homework- I came out  because of the cool morning breeze. It wasn't even 10 am yet, but the sun was already showing enough potential to be scorching later in the day. I sat in the shade of the big almond tree, solving mathematical problems. In little time, I was done. I looked up to find my sister still reading, her face scrunched up in concentration, her back turned to the house. I picked up my books. "What are you reading about?" "Feminism" "Whats that?" "Google", she curtly replied. Puzzled, I went inside to drop my books. Then I went to Dad in the sitting room. "Dad, can I borrow

Movie review: THE DRESSMAKER

by Seun Ajijala Year of release : 2016 Director : Jocelyn Moorhouse Producer : Sue Maslin Screenwriters : Jocelyn Moorhouse and P.J. Hogan Cast : Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving Genre : Comedy, Thriller, Drama Based on the book “The Dressmaker” by Rosalie Ham A young woman comes back home after twenty years, to exact revenge on her townsfolk, and confront the ghosts of her past Rating:  3/5 stars Tilly Dunnage and her mother, Molly have been outcasts in Dungatar, Australia for as long as they could remember. Due to an incident that happened when Tilly was a child, she was sent away. Twenty years later, she comes back, a seasoned dressmaker, having learned couture from the finest Parisian designers. She brings a refreshing style to the outfits of the town women, but she soon realises, that she would never win their affections. She opts for revenge instead. Kate Winslet brings the character of Tilly Dunnag

The Etisalat Flash Fiction Award

ENTRIES ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED! Etisalat announced its Flash Fiction prize a while ago The Etisalat Prize for Literature, started in 2013,  is the first Pan-African prize celebrating first time African writers of published fiction books. Past winners include Noviolet Bulawayo, Songeziwe Mahlangu, and Fiston Mujila. Last year, Modupe Kuti won the award for the Flash Fiction category. Entrants for the flash fiction competition are not expected to be published, and should be of African descent. All entries should be submitted online through the website , and short stories submitted SHOULD NOT EXCEED 300 WORDS. PRIZES Winners will receive: Winning Author £1,000 cash prize. High end device Runners-up (2): £500 cash prize (each) High end device Top 50 Stories: Published e-book compilation by okadabooks.com promoted online and via SMS Published print book (if available) distributed at award ceremony Calendar Entries Open – September 1 Entries Closes

SONG OF THE WEEK

Artiste(s):Colbie Caillat ft Gavin De G raw Year: 2012 Genre: Country      Awards: Grammy (nominated) Colbie Caillat is an American pop singer and guitarist, whose duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", released in 2008 won a Grammy. She has released five albums since 2007, and has been nominated for several awards. Gavin De G raw, an American musician, has come a long way from "I Don't Want to Be", the single that propelled him to fame, the theme song for the TV series One Three Hill. He has released 8 albums, and 20 singles. He has also been nominated for a lot of awards, including the Billboard Music awards in 2005. I like this song because it has a bluesy rhythm. Its a beautiful country song with good lyrics Download "We Both Know"   Verse 1   Gavin They all say it All the ones that made it Once you find the one you claim it But you're gonna have to fight Colbie When I think back The things that threw us of

POETRY: Bus Trip

I can't breathe The woman on my right- on her laps, three children Guarded with thick beefy arms pushing at my small bony ones-my chest cavity contracts One child is standing- he will stand throughout the trip Photo credit: Thesheet.ng I can't breathe- my lungs Fighting for oxygen in The stale hot air Of a small bus crammed with sweating bodies Why are the windows so small? I can't think- I can only hear Loud highlife music blasting from the speakers Pounding in my ears and Synced with my heartbeats and Echoing for days after