COAL-CAPRECON SANITARY OUTREACH TO IDP CAMP



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) taking refuge in various camps in Plateau State. The sad realities

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CALL FOR SUBMISSION

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

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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

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CALL FOR SUBMISSION: CHILD HERO STORY CONTEST & FILM PROJECT (II)

The CHILD HERO STORY COMPETITION & FILM PROJECT is a Peregrine Reads initiative under the auspices of the Child Hero Empowerment Campaign founded by Chinonye J. Chidolue, aimed at consciously spurring the minds of the public with the harsh socio-economic and psychological factors that affect the orphaned children in the society on a daily basis. Following the thriving completion of its maiden edition, which had the winning story by Elemide Benjamin produced as a film and still sustains

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I AM NOT WHAT YOU SAY I AM: Bizuum Yadok

Spoken Word Artist: Andrew Patience (AP) Producer: Oluwadrumma Location: Jos, Nigeria, Year of Publication: 2016 No of Tracks: 14 Duration: 55 minutes. Reviewer: Bizuum Yadok(Jos, Nigeria)

It was Chinweizu and co. who said that “spoken word is heard and seen and felt; it is experienced as the narrator becomes a character with varying degrees of animation, body movement, facial expression, tone of voice and rhythm of speech, the narrator presents the character

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Spoken word Album Review:Adebote Seyifunmi

Spoken Word Artist: Andrew Patience (AP) Producer: Oluwadrumma Location: Jos, Nigeria, Year of Publication: 2016 No of Tracks: 14 Duration: 55 minutes. Reviewer: Adebote Seyifunmi (Lagos, Nigeria)

The spoken word poetry album, I AM should be of great interest to mind curious about Africa, her culture and arts. Those interested in unravelling life’s mystery would also be caught in a similar web. Personally, little is known of Andrew Patience, I wasn’t even

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PALESTINIAN CHILD: Precious Oboh

I never saw a rose bloom Never had a garden of lilies But all we had is a garden of landmines. When was the last time I saw a blue sky? There is always a rising smoke With a smell of burnt flesh that assail my nostrils A waste land of ruptured limbs, Parched eyes too dry to cry "Be careful where you do a moon walk bro, the grave is half full" The little boy told me. (C) Precious Oboh Precious Oboh is a passionate Nigerian creative writer. He has worked to poise himself to win the

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I AM SPOKEN WORD ALBUM REVIEW: Charles Bassey

Speech is an expression of mental acuity, used as a tool to build communal understanding; and so is poetry in many ways. While the former may be commonplace the vehicle of poetry as a thought-process elevates speech to an almost-divine status. This is the gift and uniqueness of spoken word as a genre of literary expression and it is this unique gift that has emerged from the temperate ambience of Jos city through the recently launched spoken word album of Andrew Patience (AP) entitled I AM. The

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