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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’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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Perceptions (Unabridged): Reviews by Toni Kan and Prof Ahmed Yerima

Title: Perceptions (Unabridged) Publisher: Larry Press Author: Dele Agrogundade Reviewers: Toni Kan and Professor Ahmed Yerima My old teacher, Professor Wole Soyinka, once told me in class that the ultimate aim of any writer is to be relevant to the society for whom he writes. This is the case of Dele Arogundade and his poems because they emerge from a poet’s determination to be relevant to his immediate society and whatever society he is privileged to visit. The poems can be described as a margin from a natural-realistic

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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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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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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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