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COAL SET TO HOST SPOKEN RHYTHM 2017

The Custodians of African Literature COAL is set to host Spoken Rhythm 2017,  an event of live Performance Poetry, music and theatre which will bring together the best in the spoken word industry in Nigeria. No worries, the kind of poetry at this event isn’t the kind you’re familiar with, this is distinct, it is spoken word, easy to understand, fun to listen to and of course it will sure blow your mind. We assure you that simple words can communicate deep truths that can also make you laugh, cry and wonder, so come and we will

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COAL to host Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

The Custodians of African Literature-COAl will on the 27th of August host Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, for the reading and signing of his book, Seasons of Crimson Blossoms. About the Author Born in Jos Nigeria, Abubakar is a writer and journalist who holds a B.Sc in Communications form University of Jos. His debut short-story collection The Whispering Trees was long-listed for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2014, with the title short story shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. In same year, he

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COAL’s Call for Submissions

COALNG seeks to publish Africa-engaging literature in the genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and non-fiction of exceptional literary worth. We would love to share your writings to a wide online literary community of readers and writers. COALNG is broad and inclusive in perspective spanning the spectrum of various thoughts as it relates to Africans and the African consciousness. We will be happy to read you today. Notes to keep in mind: Send submissions attached to the body of the mail (not as an attached

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COAL TO HOST COLONEL DELE AROGUNDADE IN JOS

The Custodians Of African Literature COAL, presents the Book reading and Signing of the collection of Poems ”Perceptions (Unabridged)” by Dele Arogundade. About the Author Oladele Oluyede Arogundade is a Colonel with the Nigerian Army, Commander of the Command Workshop, Army Headquarters Garrison at Mogadishu cantonment, Abuja. He is a highly intuitive young man with an exceptional imaginative capability. He is an avid reader with an insatiable penchant for writing.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics

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COAL’S OPEN MIC

HEY THERE! Amidst the tension and turbulence of a troubled nation as Nigeria, it is necessary youths come together to talk, have deliberations on the way forward. And where else is best for this if not at COAL's Open mic where we talk, learn, inform, educate and enjoy thrilling performances  from each other. So, it is that time again where we all sit, enjoy and give constructive criticism of beautiful performances from just about anyone who has something beautiful to share before an audience. Come witness the very best of

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PENcoin: GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR LITERARY MINDS ONLY

Literary Entrepreneurship cannot be over emphasized because of the crucial role it plays, across different sectors of development. Without an enterprising literary platform, culture, education, economics, media and communication and even technology, will be starved to possible extinction. The key focus of PENcoin is to explore literary enterprise from a developmental level to an entrepreneurship status. This is with a view of building capacity, expand opportunities and sustain progress. Literary enterprise and knowledge

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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 to use the medium to teach the

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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 journals, on air presence and voice

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