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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 International Poetry Festival, the

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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 share the music - her music - with

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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:

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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 need. COAL’s commitment in pioneering

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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 incessantly from my opening As for father

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The rise of insurgency in Nigeria has led to a drastic change in the lives of thousands of women and girls, and this often brings them either voluntarily or by coercion into new realities outside their original homes. While men have dis-proportionally been killed, women are an overwhelming majority among the estimated 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the North East. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), there are about 325,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

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The Plateau State Authors’ Group (PLASAG) invites you to send your entries of short stories for its premiere anthology titled “JOSTICE.” All entries must be prose fiction in accordance to the following guidelines: Eligible writers must be citizens of Plateau State, or born in Plateau State, or domiciled in Plateau State for a minimum of ten years. Writers must be 18 years and above. At least 70% of the setting of each entry must be on the Plateau. Each story should not be less than 3,500 words and not more than 5,000

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DEAD AID: Dambisa Moyo

COAL welcomes you to the month of February 2017. We had an amazing time last week Saturday at the Open Mic/ Book Review, where we talked extensively about 'the Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho. We met new poets and friends who were excited with the Book Affairs initiative by COAL. As a literary organization that promotes creative writing and by also making African literature accessible, we are equally socially conscious by the activities in society and thereby call on youths to study history and discover for themselves truths whether

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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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