Our Blog

This is where it happens; the rich confluence of poems, short stories, and essays.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT on Nadine Gordimer

A towering figure in the history of political activism, Nadine Gordimer remains one of the greatest legends to ever put pen to paper on the black continent.

Our Creative Hive

Hot

Poems
Fiction
Table Talk
Issue
THE DEFINITIVE TIME OF NOTHINGNESS by Sheikha A.

THE DEFINITIVE TIME OF NOTHINGNESS by Sheikha A.

THE DEFINITIVE TIME OF NOTHINGNESS by Sheikha A.  Her eyes are ponds rippling the moon; snip in the air turning fade and the confusion of a quarrel with the deceased relative's visit in mother's dream is grimier than the clarity of murky water   she saw centered in a...

IF GOD WAS A NIGERIAN by Othuke Umukoro

IF GOD WAS A NIGERIAN by Othuke Umukoro

IF GOD WAS A NIGERIAN by Othuke Umukoro ASUU would strike himtill his sorrow grows a beard. He would be a Yahoo boy or a pimp or a drug dealeror an innocent girl in the cold & dark streets ofItaly tendering white men’s amorous dreamsor all of the above. He would...

FLOWER PETALS by Ugochukwu Damian

FLOWER PETALS by Ugochukwu Damian

FLOWER PETALS by Ugochukwu Damian for ikedinaobi your country is a hunger that you cannot name your bones are fragile like flower petals & there’s a river in your body that you cannot name & there’s a country emptying this river into itself where queer bodies...

SELF by Adejuwon Gbalajobi

SELF by Adejuwon Gbalajobi

SELF by Adejuwon Gbalajobi I wear my fear around my neck like a tie, my fear, the reason my sleep comes in fits. & anytime I close my eyes, my demon transmogrifies into thoughts, an accuser, a finger pointed at me: "You, you'll be like your father, a waste." "You,...

THE UNIVERSE, TINCTURED by KC Manuel

THE UNIVERSE, TINCTURED by KC Manuel

THE UNIVERSE, TINCTURED by KC Manuel I The chalk writings leap off the face of the blackboard which received a paint job  that nudiustertian morning. The blackboard, always in a continuous mode of data collection like a government database, is as rigid as the...

THE HUMILITY OF GOD by Samuel Kolawole Adebayo

THE HUMILITY OF GOD by Samuel Kolawole Adebayo

THE HUMILITY OF GOD by Samuel Kolawole Adebayo He who made water Came to Jordan To be baptized of water. God took upon himself The flesh of man, Which will mean God visited the John [which is not Baptist], Which will mean God might have slept In a room full of...

WHAT TO IMAGINE by Yusuff Uthman Adekola

WHAT TO IMAGINE by Yusuff Uthman Adekola

WHAT TO IMAGINE by Yusuff Uthman AdekolaWhat to imagine by Yusuff Uthman Adekola - Shortlist (Top Five) of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) Imagine you were a fishPlaced on a sandy line between water and land,Feeling the...

I KISS THE NATURE GOOD MORNING by Kamarudeen Mustapha

I KISS THE NATURE GOOD MORNING by Kamarudeen Mustapha

I KISS THE NATURE GOOD MORNING by Kamarudeen Mustapha I kiss the nature good morning And brew a pot of honey in my veins I converse with the wild hues of the wilderness And win myself a garland of rainbow around my neck Today I befriend the weaverbirds and their...

Categories

Categories

Poems
Fiction
Table Talk
Issue
Audio Poems

Audio Poems

Short Stories

Author Spotlight

Our second issue ever Rebel is out. We had enthralling conversations with Frances Ogamba, Caleb Okereke, and Logan February. It is a bouquet of the best thought-provoking pieces you will find out there.

Do you love our published works?

You can add your literary work to an endless list of poems, short stories, flash fiction, and essays.

Kreative Diadem

The right to think is the right to write

© 2015 - 2019 Kreative Diadem. Copyright. All Rights Reserved.

FOLLOW US

Join our reading community

Join our reading community

Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and get free access to our library of poems, short stories and essays. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This