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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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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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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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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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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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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)

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