JOS Poetry Slam:

Jos poetryslam is a bimonthly slam competition held in Jos Plateau state. It is a not for profit initiative and all funds generated are used to support other creative projects and initiatives within the state. Our vision is to create a sustainable platform for poetic expression, talent development and marketing of poets. Our mission is to use all tools available at our disposal (e.g social media) and partnerships with other organizations to propel social change through poetry. The first slam competition is slated for Date: 13th May 2017 Time: 3pm Venue: K Lounge Maiadiko

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Guts of gods Bauchi with Ruddapoet

The Red Cap Poet (TRCP) presents Guts of gods; a spoken word poetry event series hosted by Ruddapoet and started in 2016. The series features performances by established and up-and-coming spoken word poets. Performances also include special appearances by well-known poets and musicians, as well as occasional performances by Ruddapoet himself. Created for the lovers of the show as a spin-off from the popular Def Poetry, which aired on HBO since the 90's. As with guts of gods, Rudolph appears at

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Hilltop HeArt Poetry Class with Decipher Moore

Against the backdrop of this history and in the light of its rebirth, admission into the Hilltop HeArt Poetry Class set in the heart of the magical, breathtaking city of Jos is ongoing. Among other attractions the six week program will afford applicants Automatic membership into international literary associations Automatic registration into the Jos Poetry Slam First hand opportunity to be mentored by internationally acclaimed poets and writers. Opportunity for publication in literary

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COAL To Host Renowned Performance Poet in Jos

The Custodians Of African Literature COAL, presents the Book reading and Signing of ''There Is A Lunatic In Every Town'' by Bash Amuneni. About the Author Bash Amuneni, noted as one of Nigeria's top performance poets, is an essayist and banker with a degree in Architecture. His first spoken word poetry album 'Freedom' was released in 2015. Bash's artistic work is laced in intimacy, folklore, memory and the human condition. Bash has performed at various poetry platforms including The Lagos

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Zainab Sule: Live in Jos

Zainab Sule the queen of soft rock will be Live in the cool City of Jos. The reception, warmth and absolute energy the City has offered us has been monumental. Come join the greats of the town, Doug Kaze, AP, Dareng, Neken Chuwang, Stage One, Anchorman, Mauriz, Marphy, Ruddapoet and other amazing musicians & poets as they grace the stage alongside Zainab and show you how music can lift a soul up! What's the idea behind these Zainab Sule shows? It's a connecting, a passion, and a desire to

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Title: Brave (A Collection of Poems) Author: Joshua Omena Reviewer: Farida Adamu

From the opening pages of Brave, we are introduced to the poet and the basis for his brevity, scripture. We find fragments, verses from the Bible at different points in the work. In the first poem Writing on the Wall we see Omena's desire to find God in everything. "In the darkness found in the edges" We see his longing for the simple and ephemeral things. Ghost Town explores pain and

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The Custodians of African Literature COAL is an organisation known for its humanitarian drive, the promotion of creative writing and the performing aspects of it. COAL has embarked on different laudable projects, from events such as; A Date with Poetry, Spoken Rhythm, Jos Meets a Field of Echoes, numerous Open Mics and community development projects such as Echoes Within and Jos Hike It for Charity, the organization continues to strive to reach out to the society especially those in

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I am a woman now: Jennifer Dafwat

Yesterday I played among the boys and girls I took off my wrapper and held out my chest I invited one of my mates to see the colour of my dirty panties. Today mother says I can't do the same Her and  me are under the same attack Today's stigma came with a flow A stench lingering long after the boys have gone to rest. Mama said I'm a woman now I must learn to cover my treasures She said she was sorry The used cloth is all she can afford To help me drain this blood Flowing

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We are COAL

We are COAL

COAL’s mission is to support and provide opportunities for budding writers in Africa to develop their creative independent voices and to explore careers in professional writing. To help creative writers and spoken word artists realise their literary dreams by providing platforms for their self expression. .........



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