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#AssociationofNigerianAuthors ANA Review 2015. Editorial Note: A Summing Up By Richard ALI

ANA Literary Review Journal 2015 by Richard AliImage credits: Musa Tukurah [@musatukurah on #Instagram]

[Culled from the Facebook Page of Richard ALI; Accessed on November 13, 2015 @ 2.28 pm]

Editorial Note: A Summing Up By Richard ALI

Note: (ANA Review 2015 will be published on November 13)

Writing this Editorial is a historic undertaking for me, beyond the mere pleasure of it. It commemorates the anniversary of the Association of Nigerian Authors convention at Abuja, four years ago, when I was elected Publicity Secretary [North]. In the last four years, I have crossed this country—from Birnin Kebbi to Port Harcourt to Jos—in the service of Nigerian writing. I have also had my proudly Nigerian passport stamped at Nairobi, Entebbe, Kigali, Paris, Frankfurt and elsewhere in this same service, for which I dedicated my travels official and unofficial.

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Postcards From Africa – Mission: Educate a Girl (EAG)

In this photo taken Monday, May 19, 2014, Solome Ishaya, sister of kidnapped school girls Hauwa Ishaya stands outside their family house in Chibok, Nigeria. More than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno on April 14. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the act. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

In this photo taken Monday, May 19, 2014, Solome Ishaya, sister of kidnapped school girls Hauwa Ishaya stands outside their family house in Chibok, Nigeria. More than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok in Nigeria’s north-eastern state of Borno on April 14. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the act. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Summary

Educate a Girl (EAG), Nigeria, is about giving girls in need the ability to transform their lives, enter the workforce & have a voice in the media. $100 covers the entire vocational education in media studies for one girl in Nigeria, as well as further personal and professional grooming.

We strive to be transparent: we employ a world-class audit firm, document each girl’s education and connect her to her donor. Join us in not only educating 1 girl, but 500 in Nigeria!

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#POETRY4ChangeAfrica. Featured Poem: “Last Words Mama Couldn’t Say” by Oluwasegun Romeo Oriogun (Ogun Da Silva)

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VISION | VOICE |

VISIBILITY | VALUE-EXHANGE|

Last Words Mama Couldn’t Say
by  Oluwasegun Romeo Oriogun (Ogun Da Silva)

1. The end won’t hurt like the beginning.
2. Beautiful houses do not always make good homes.
3. The first time I held you God turned his face.
4. I could give you lessons about loneliness but I can’t tell you how it feels.
5. Learn to wait for love.
6. Your father bled me in places that killed me.

7. A woman is a body.
8. Learn about suffering.
9. Learn about nights and tears.
10. Never hit a woman.
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#WWNPoetry4Change – Modern Nigerian Poetry: No destination, New direction By Okoduwa Tanko

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Note: The following post, written by  (General Secretary, Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA), was culled from http://okoduwatanko.blogspot.ca; It was originally published on August 11, 2015.
As a poet, literary critic and writer, I have never stopped to wonder what might have bored William Wordsworth and his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge, to demand change and a new direction in poetry in 1798, when he Wordsworth published the first edition of Lyrical Ballad and other poems.

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Week 32| WWN Reflections by @JulietKego: Celebrating All Empowered, Fabulous, Whole Women……

Today-I-will-not-Bow_picSometimes women are so  busy taking care of everyone else, they often forget to take care of and celebrate themselves.

Everyday, in cities, towns, villages across Africa and in the diaspora, I get the privilege to meet so many remarkable women doing incredible things, against all odds, for their families, companies, communities and society at large…

This post is simply to celebrate and thank you all, for who you are and all you do. Africa is a better continent because of your beautiful energy and efforts.

Celebrating YOU, an Empowered, Fabulous, Whole Woman who is:

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