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Can You Be Taught To Write?

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My degree was in Creative Writing and Law; and as a student of Creative Writing, a question that often popped up was – can writing be taught? Achebe didn’t place much weight on Creative Writing as a course: ‘Many writers can’t make a living. So to be able to teach how to write is valuable to them. But I don’t really know about its value to the student. I don’t mean it’s useless. But I...

Poetry on Moments with Mo

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So yesterday was amazing! Last week I was invited to perform poetry on a Nigerian talk show – Moments with Mo! They flew me to Calabar yesterday, where the studio is based, and it was straight to the studio from the airport. From there it was make up, dress up and perform. After my performance, I was interviewed by the hosts. Everyone was lovely and professional and I had a wonderful time...

Black Smile

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I am committed to writing a post every day for three months! I have skipped one day so far and I am determined that today will not be another (I hate that feeling of guilt, even with the string of excuses I have ready.) So initially, today’s post was meant to be a How To Write a Villanelle post (coming to you soon) but I couldn’t find a Villanelle that I had created, so I wanted to...

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