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Tomi Adeyemi Makes TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List

Tomi Adeyemi Makes TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List

Nigerian-American novelist and author of New York Times bestselling novel, Tomi Adeyemi, has been named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People alongside ...

The Shallow Tales Review literary magazine (announcement for upcoming issue 29 | September 2020 edition)

The Shallow Tales Review literary magazine (announcement for upcoming issue 29 | September 2020 edition)

The Shallow Tales Review is an African literary magazine that publishes content from African writers from across the continent. We also publish African literature from ...

My Reflection Comes With The Innocence Of An April Rain

My Reflection Comes With The Innocence Of An April Rain

Chukwu Emmanuel’s My Reflection Comes With The Innocence Of An April Rain was shortlisted for June 2020 Collins Elesiro Literary Prize. There are a thousand ...

A Case For Prizes (pt 2): Brunel Poetry Prize

A Case For Prizes (pt 2): Brunel Poetry Prize

It was seven in the evening on the 4th of May – and I was about to retire after another monotonous day – when word ...

Recommended Writing Contests in 2020

Recommended Writing Contests in 2020

Have you ever tried searching for “writing contests” online and in less than two seconds nearly a hundred results pop up and you are left ...

There’s a Hidden Blessing

There’s a Hidden Blessing

I had just stepped out of my compound that morning when this beautiful metallic grey jeep drove past. A woman was driving. She had her ...

A COVID Story

A COVID Story

The days following isolation… MONTH 1 World seers and sorcerers lost this in their visions. One man sat in a lab somewhere. One man did ...

CFW Announces September Writing Workshop

CFW Announces September Writing Workshop

CFWriterz (Itanile) is delighted to announce its September writing workshop themed Curating Your Writing Voice (in a creative world full of noise), which will be ...

All His Scents

All His Scents

Mazpa Ejikem’s All His Scents won the June 2020 Collins Elesiro Literary Prize. “. . . Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide ...

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My Reflection Comes With The Innocence Of An April Rain

My Reflection Comes With The Innocence Of An April Rain

Chukwu Emmanuel’s My Reflection Comes With The Innocence Of An April Rain was shortlisted for June 2020 Collins Elesiro Literary Prize. There are a thousand ...

Biafra, Land of the [ ] Sun

Biafra, Land of the [ ] Sun

Chubueze Obunadike’s Biafra, Land of the Sun was the 1st runner up for the June 2020 Collins Elesiro Literary Prize.  i have always known ...

How We Spend Our Nights in COVID Times

How We Spend Our Nights in COVID Times

Tolulope Ogedengbe’s How We Spend Our Nights in COVID Times was shortlisted for June 2020 Collins Elesiro Literary Prize. We spend our nightswatching as catastrophe ...

Single: The Song of A Lone Poet

Single: The Song of A Lone Poet

• night: a thousand nocturnal voices & a hundred homeless thoughts seek solace in my head each holding a beacon — each wanting to construct ...

OTHERWISE

OTHERWISE

OTHERWISE The grass is green, Like cattles and kines, Your love is grazing my skin. I love you like an ache, As delicious and sticky ...

Nights of a Thousand Laughs

Nights of a Thousand Laughs

Night of a Thousand Laughs   The first time you saw a soul leave, The rains were leaving too. A lorry had passed, undoing the ...

PORTRAIT OF MY BODY AS A BOOK

PORTRAIT OF MY BODY AS A BOOK

PORTRAIT OF MY BODY AS A BOOK the book of my body begins from the end chapter 1 : glory. /i am everything/ God ordained/ ...

maybe men are the truest carnivores

maybe men are the truest carnivores

maybe men are the truest carnivores   i want to eat you it is a hot afternoon when he texts you this, confessing how hungry, ...

The Dec Literary Prize, 2019 Was Cancelled, Not the Platform. – Founder, Damilola Jonathan Oladeji

The Dec Literary Prize, 2019 Was Cancelled, Not the Platform. – Founder, Damilola Jonathan Oladeji

One thing cfwriterz must publicly acknowledge that we failed at is the December cfwriterz magazine. We had to cancel the December prize. ...