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|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by dumodust(m): 7:52pm On Dec 22, 2012|
the problem with poetry is like it's for free... poetry is hard to sell even in the west. maybe there may be a way of making it more cool to increase awareness... i write a lot of poems but currently i'm leaning heavily towards fiction...
|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by Nobody: 8:02pm On Dec 22, 2012|
Interesting, how did you come by these conclusions. I'd have said Habila's waiting for an angel was melancholic.
|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by maclatunji: 8:33pm On Dec 22, 2012|
This bros. don vex.
|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by dumodust(m): 10:25pm On Dec 22, 2012|
i think you're the one being short sighted though you have valid points... i feel the real wisdom to succeed is that THERE ARE NO RULES TO FOLLOW IN LITERATURE, WRITE AS YOU FEEL, THAT IS TRUE GENIUS. you were quoting a conference, wole soyinka, ngugi, achebe, these are writers from another generation and their time has certainly passed. why they're still talking is that no one as challenged the stereotype or norm. we in this era are not under any duress or obligation to write about our environment, writing can be an escape, fiction can help us dream of a better place, not to always fight and embrace our woes.
the children of this generation dream, they fantasize about the impossible, they want better and they reflect it in their writing, in their humour, in their imagination, we're tired of writing about the white man, focusing on racism (which i feel has been reversed sought of, we now victimize the white in our writing). we want to finally talk about ourselves and not some ageless issues like corruption, oil spill etc. yes, those issues will mingle with our writing, our normal daily life will come in but it will not be the sole boring headline or focus of the novel. avoid this unless you want your novel to start sounding like a sermon, readers do not like that. this rigidity of thought is the sole reason we dont write stuff like espionage, detective etc... we want to write for the various prizes, to write for africa.
we will not be bound by some rules from 'established' nigerian writers. if you feel like writing about space and it fits, please do so if the passion is there. nothing is as bad as writing under duress...write as you feel...
|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by kagari: 10:27pm On Dec 22, 2012|
Out on the outskirts of Lagos bay
The sound of rumble, the waters wave
Over and over, the movements pave
In the sea of Tarkwa bay
Watch and look, a sight to behold
The rhythm of the waters and boat
Fresh and salty, a textured coat
In the sea of Tarkwa bay
Dusk to dawn, the waters clashes familiar
The unit of H2O’s unit formula
Home to the beauty of sea mammalians’
In the sea of Tarkwa bay
I love to sit and watch you flow
But surely I would sometime go
Certainly the world must come to know
About the sea of Tarkwa bay
I love poetry
|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by Nobody: 5:40pm On Dec 23, 2012|
Mynd_44: Nigeria has been influenced by religion and culture and so it's writers, film makers, music(until recently) tend to make creative art along that lane.
and I hope more Nigerian writers do make a statement and do their thing.
I've read some of the short stories on here and checked out Naija writing blogs and I must say, they definitely rival many published material I have read.
|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by dumodust(m): 5:51pm On Dec 23, 2012|
nice perpective by mynd44 in the post above, the dinosaurs better crash and burn so that nigeria can move ahead to realistic entertainment
|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by Hava: 2:51am On Dec 24, 2012|
Hi Lovers of the arts,do check this out!
(African Renaissance Theatre) It's Afriican with a nice urban twist..(Phew! Lol)
|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by Tubelsaviz: 1:29am On Dec 27, 2012|
Nearly all famous Nigerian writers like Achebe, Soyinka, Adichie & Emecheta wrote about tradition & nigerian society. I think it's time to try something new. I'm so keen to read a detective novel like Sherlock Holmes written by a Nigerian, or a science fiction or a fantasy. I really think young nigerian writers should make a difference in Nigerian literature. Crime happens everywhere and there's nothing wrong if a Nigerian writes a crime novel. I encourage all upcoming writers to try to be unique. Be different...Be creative...
|Re: The Fate Of Nigerian Writers by nollywood20: 2:40pm On Dec 27, 2012|
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