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Interview With Ifeanyi Ogbo; The Author Who Found His Publisher Under "Humans of New York" on Facebook

BLACK BOY REVIEW: What inspired  your book a "forever kind of dream"?

IFEANYI: The title "a forever kind of dream" is a line from a poem in the book titled "rudy". the poems in the book were born from my thoughts, dreams, and experiences. poems painted from moments of sadness, and of pure joy, and fuelled by the affirmative feedback I got whenever I shared them.

I wrote them over the years and stored them away until I met my publisher, Bob makela, on the comments section of a humans of new York post.

BBR: You met your publisher on the comment section of a humans of New York post?

IFEANYI: Yes, It was pure serendipity. I was going through one of the humans of new York posts, and I got sucked in by the avalanche of positivity you don't get to see all the time on the internet. His was one of the replies under a comment and it was just a short note about his new publishing house. I sent him a request, we got talking, he saw a few of my poems and told me he…

The French version of Maaza's "Beneath the Lion's Gaze" is ready.

Kei Miller Has a new Book Out.


Lyriversity is a literary group based in Imo state aims to improve literary appreciation in youths across the state.
They intend to do this by organising the inaugural Imo Story Challenge. Working with Secondary school students in Imo state. They are calling for short story submissions.
Judges will be announced later.

View Pictures of Adam Abubakar Ibrahim's Reading of "The Season of Crimson Blossom" in Abuja

A reader's Experience by Tolu Daniel.

I have picked up Arundathi Roy's God of Small things forthe fifteenth time in the last two years and still, I get the same feeling of unreserved satisfaction reading simple sentences that wash over each other.
To be able to craft sentences so good is not accidental I have come to believe, it is a result of endless writing. I have had the opportunity of reading African writers who are blessed with this gift also. Writers who flow in an
unparalleled level of simplicity but yet manage to deliver world class narratives without throwing themselves under the bus.
First person on my list will be Noviolet Bulawayo obviously, We need New Names was a brutish piece of art. It was simple, enticing and all at once immersive.
I enjoyed reading Emmanuel Iduma's Farad too. His sentences felt like they were chiselled to devastating effects as if he wanted to puncture the hearts of the readers.
Then there was Binyavanga Wainaina's One day I will write about this place which I read twice and boug…

Nigerian writer, Jowhor Ile's New Novel is out Already.