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HOW DINNER COMES IN MY HOMETOWN by Ayodeji Israel

HOW DINNER COMES IN MY HOMETOWN by Ayodeji Israel

HOW DINNER COMES IN MY HOMETOWNby Ayòdéjì Israel perhaps, this lunch of smokes with dried bodies and red wines of sad bloods with elegies of jubilation fumed in the air whenever a fork rattles a flesh is no more redolent,   my neighbours packed in a pair of chickens...

THE CATERPILLAR’S CALIPERS by Jake Sheff

THE CATERPILLAR’S CALIPERS by Jake Sheff

THE CATERPILLAR'S CALIPERSby Jake SheffI.   So much depends upon the muse’s invocation, Glazed with white feathers all abandoned at The rainy entry; signs of fire are present: Cain and tar. A self-made song to justify The ways of death to kings, or justify The...

THIS LAND IS NOT AN HABITAT FOR US by Enobong Ernest

THIS LAND IS NOT AN HABITAT FOR US by Enobong Ernest

THIS LAND IS NOT AN HABITAT FOR USby Enobong Ernestin this dream a family bends down to search for the body of their father among the remains of bomb blast a new orphan is soaked in the colour of a loved one's blood i wake up, pleading God’s son’s blood tv is on....

THE RIVER’S ORDEALS by Fadairo Tesleem

THE RIVER’S ORDEALS by Fadairo Tesleem

THE RIVER'S ORDEALSby Fadairo TesleemFor the first time, father told me of the grief that discolored our walls. How a river of aggressive velocity swallowed his beloved. But, tell me, how do I approach a river & fight it for eating up my mother's feet when it...

HOW TO MOUTH BROKEN PSALMS IN AN EARTHQUAKE by Wisdom Adediji

HOW TO MOUTH BROKEN PSALMS IN AN EARTHQUAKE by Wisdom Adediji

HOW TO MOUTH BROKEN PSALMS IN AN EARTHQUAKEby Wisdom AdedijiShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)1 It's okay to let go. to spread your palms over the clitoris of your shadow & mouth your fears like the...

THE CLEANSING by Taiwo Odesanya

THE CLEANSING by Taiwo Odesanya

THE CLEANSINGby Taiwo OdesanyaShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)Say, frustration is the seed mothering these  Bullets the earth is puffing, Say, it is the gun flooding this heat,  These droughts, these...

FOR THE FIRST LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Adedamola Olabimpe

FOR THE FIRST LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Adedamola Olabimpe

FOR THE FIRST LOSS OF INNOCENCEby Adedamola OlabimpeShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)your first kiss was a crime scene. stolen from you in the darkness of your mother's kitchen. it slid down your throat...

Winners of the 2021 Kreative Diadem Creative Writing Contest

Winners of the 2021 Kreative Diadem Creative Writing Contest

Winners of the 2021 Kreative Diadem Creative Writing ContestHere is the highly anticipated list of the winners of the 2021 Kreative Diadem Creative Writing Contest. Now in its fifth year, the prize seeks to recognize the best literary works by Nigerian writers aged 21...

ONE DARK NIGHT by Oloruntobi Ayomikun

ONE DARK NIGHT by Oloruntobi Ayomikun

ONE DARK NIGHTby Oloruntobi Ayomikun Second Runner-up of the 2021 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Flash Fiction Category) “Stop dia!”  The Policeman shouts as he shines his large flashlight at our oncoming vehicle. The bus driver nearly loses his hand...

EUPHEMISM by Samuel Adeyemi

EUPHEMISM by Samuel Adeyemi

EUPHEMISMby Samuel Adeyemi Second Runner-up of the 2021 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) Murder by a scalpel is pronounced death,  not surgery. There is no intricacy    when the blade drowns in a body, whirling inside like a wet...

ELOCUTIO by Olaitan Junaid

ELOCUTIO by Olaitan Junaid

ELOCUTIOby Olaitan Junaid First Runner-up of the 2021 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) depending on // how //    it is handled     //   a poem //  could be //  a knife //     like a toddler //      with boobs //  i handle   my grief  ...

BITTER KOLA by Olalekan Hussein

BITTER KOLA by Olalekan Hussein

BITTER KOLAby Olalekan HusseinShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)Where are those beautiful days? When children pluck their happiness at night Listening to folklores under the mango tree smiling at them...

OEDIPUS TRAVAIL by Bayo Aderoju

OEDIPUS TRAVAIL by Bayo Aderoju

OEDIPUS TRAVAILby Bayo AderojuShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)I   Yesterday, the village rainmaker held rain. This morning, wind mimicked rooster,  woke a storm, blew rainclouds' eclipsing garb...

NNEOMA IKE-NJOKU’S NOTE ON CRAFT

NNEOMA IKE-NJOKU’S NOTE ON CRAFT

Nneoma Ike-Njoku's Note on Craftby Olakunle OlogunroAs part of the Notes On Craft series, I (Olakunle Ologunro) reached out to a number of writers and asked them to share a piece of work that is most significant to them, and what they think other writers can learn...

MEMORIES by Abdulmueed Balogun

MEMORIES by Abdulmueed Balogun

MEMORIESby Abdulmueed BalogunShortlist (Top Seven) of the 2020 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)A young man walks through  a hunted street and his phobia  resurrected from its tomb    Yet he walks, but with his eyes closed, ...

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 Author of Dance Here

“I appreciate the forum. I’ve discovered powerful poems at Kreative Diadem from writers whose work I have not encountered previously, and that is always to be treasured.”

 

Tade Ipadeola

 

 Author of Sahara Testaments & Winner of 2013 NLNG Prize for Literature

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Chiamaka Nwangwu

 

 Winner of 2017 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) 

“I love that Kreative Diadem does this by publishing poems and short stories, encouraging submissions and organizing competitions in an effort to award literary excellence.”

 

Brigitte Poirson

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 Award-winning poet and writer

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