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Introducing ‘Project Writers Speaking’

It excites us at TASW to introduce a new project to you. One called; ‘Project Writers Speaking’ . This project is aimed at airing the views of writers because we feel it is our right to say our mind on how we feel concerning major issues in Nigeria. We dare to say that it is […]

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KOLA Awards Night

With over 8 months invested in making planning; The KOLA Awards and launch of KOLA Magazine was a huge success. The Incredible Destiny Iyere emerged as the KOLA Kid of the 2013 for his creativity. Other awardees include: Dennis Bitkop the 17 years old shoemaker entrepreneur, Esther Ibang Etang the 10 years old public speaker, […]

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KOLA Magazine Unveiling+ KOLA Awards Ceremony

MARK THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ON YOUR CALENDER Friday 29th November, 2013:  Unveiling of KOLA Magazine Front Cover @ Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Abuja Nigeria. Sunday 1st December, 2013:  KOLA Awards Grand Ceremony & KOLA Magazine Launch @ Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotels & Towers, Abuja Nigeria. KOLA Awards is funded by The Miles Morland Foundation, UK.

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UK Based Charitable Organization Funds KOLA Awards for Kids

A UK based charitable organization, Miles Morland Foundation, which focuses on promoting arts and positive causes that affects Africans has donated funds for the KOLA Awards for Kids. According to the co-founder of The African Street Writer (TASW), Simeon Ebechidi, ‘the award planning and logistics was made possible through the funding of Miles Morland Foundation; a […]

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The African Street Writer’s Mountain Hike (A Special Tribute to Chinua Achebe)

The death of Chinua Achebe has created a great vacuum in the global literary scene. This is one main reason why The African Street Writer, in honour of Chinua Achebe held a mountain hike which was centered on paying tributes to the great literary icon on the 30th of March, in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. […]

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Selected Entries for KOLA Magazine 2014

KOLA Magazine 2014 is themed “The Future of the African Child”. A lot of entries were received for the magazine. This goes to show that the future of the African Child is a very important issue which everyone concerns him/herself with. The entries were numerous as they were diverse in style, in content and in […]

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Free Ebook: Tales from Ibadan’s Highest Hills

by ALLI S. Abiola and Adebote Seyifunmi   This may sound very strange but it still remains a place of cultural relevance and a site of rich history in the city of Ibadan. Oke-Are is “a land inhabited by great people of honour” so said one of the elders of the land – Alh. Mudashiru. […]

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Call for Submission ‘The Future of the African Child’

Hello African Street Writers, Last year, for KOLA Magazine 2013, we talked about what it meant to be African for a child. The good, bad, ugly and colourful aspects of being an African child and a lot was said. This year, we want to look into the future to see what it holds for the […]

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NKOSAZANA

A Prize Winning Entry By Miracle Adebayo   Eavesdropping has always come easily to me. I’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember. Well, it’s saved me a couple of times and of course, also put me in a bit of trouble. But, what can I say? I’d much rather eavesdrop than […]

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AFTER THE RAIN

A Prize Winning Entry By Moses Chibueze Opara   We shaved our beards under the sky of poverty under the rain; we roamed in tattered pants of brutality. Bruise with rods of hunger, mental slavery took over our land and made us hopeless to see. We searched for a hand to save us from the […]

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Like Little Ones Do

A Prize Winning Entry By Sharon Tshipa   “K.I.N.G. spell KING stop!” children’s voices swelled a stone throw from Kineo’s balcony. Her double storey balcony overlooked her neighbour’s house. She rushed to the edge. Five kids were playing in the modest backyard. Unaware that they were being watched, the kids chased each other. They screamed, […]

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AFRICAN SOLDIER

A Prize Winning Entry By Hajara Hussaini Ashara   Daddy never taught me the definition of War though it was what kept him away from me for as long as he lived. However, he told me severally, for the very few times I saw him, that peace is the absence of life. I hardly heard […]

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THE SONG OF A BLACK CHILD

A Prize Winning Entry by Otubelu Chinazom Chukwudi   Long live the African race! Slow but surely, full of grace Dark as the night yet brighter than day Content to mould like the potter’s clay Once, in her path, stood the image of torture, Many fell to slavery – void was the future Slighted as […]

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2014 Morland Writing Scholarships

The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2014 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers. Entries can now be received by the Foundation. The deadline for submissions is Oct 31st 2014. Please go to the Foundation website to see the terms of the Scholarships http://www.milesmorlandfoundation.com/morlandwritingscholarship.html. The 2013 Judges, Ellah Allfrey, Femi Terry, and […]

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Project Writers Speaking: Writers speaking about the Nyanya Bomb blast

The Sacrifice by Ogundare Tope I must walk this path With tears Of blood From eyes Blinded By greed and lust; Groping in the darkness Of the cruelty Of my heart; A walk of shame And anguish, Each step an echo Of reproof and reprimand; There is no respite The demons rage and rave Their […]

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