Author: Nnedi Okorafor. I recently decided that Nnedi Okorafor is currently my favorite fiction author. Last year, right after I read Who Fears Death, I think I declared it my new favorite novel, and for sure, Onyesonwu (the main character of Who Fears Death) is my favorite fictional character at the moment, so it’s like […]Read More My Thoughts: Lagoon
Hello there! I have GREAT NEWS. My friends have published a book! A real, actual, physical book, can you believe it? I’m so proud of Rodney Assan and Fui Can-Tamakloe! Made in Ghana is an anthology of short stories of Ghana, by Ghanaians, for Ghanaians – and whomever else. Oh… and did I mention I wrote […]Read More It’s Made in Ghana, and It’s Lit!
We stood overlooking the city from a hill. After I had seen the world from a space station and galaxies in their glory, the awe stuck to me like the stubbornest kind of residue. It was through those lenses that I observed with the one beside me. Presently, he said to me, “It’s so arbitrary, […]Read More Half the Glory (a narrative poem)
Dear Upcoming Creator/Artist, I hope you find your target audience, and I hope you realize early enough who your target audience is even composed of. Some of us are fortunate enough to start our creative endeavors from a community we have long since been entrenched in. However, some of us have not. Some of us […]Read More Dear Upcoming Creator/Artist
Welcome to the 4th short story in my On the Ceiling series! If you’ve read the first three, thank you for making it this far. If you haven’t, here’s the hyperlink for #1, the hyperlink for #2, and the hyperlink for #3. Download the PDF for #4 right here: Kuukua and the Sliding Sneakers. For a […]Read More Kuukua and the Sliding Sneakers
LOL. I’m stressed. This is probably something that I should keep quiet because if you haven’t noticed, you don’t need to know… But this is becoming really funny. Editing. Really. Dey. Hia. Yet, it’s hard to spot the kinds of mistakes you aren’t looking for. You’re classically looking for typos, grammatical errors, text alignment and […]Read More Don’t Give Your Characters Birthmarks. And, announcing the next story.
Yo. Life is hard. (Definitely not the first time I’m opening a blog post with this. Maybe I should make this my official sign-in. Sigh.) This summer, I made what I truly consider one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made in my life. I’m so used to my stress being an effect of circumstances […]Read More Summer ’17 Lessons/Lowlights 😦