Frenchaire Gardner shares hope and love to foster and adopted children in her award-winning children’s book.

TNR: You chose foster and adopted children as your target audience in your latest book. Why so? FG: This book is very personal to me because my biological children have been adopted. Not only is it important to let my four children know they are loved, but it’s important for all children to know that… Continue reading Frenchaire Gardner shares hope and love to foster and adopted children in her award-winning children’s book.

Renowned African Writer appointed as a columnist for 2022 in Malimbe Magazine 

The ingenious writing prodigy who has published fourteen books and has six forthcoming titles joins the roll-call of other illustrious African Writers who have been columnists at Malimbe Magazine. Tolu’ A. Akinyemi is a writer of repute who has garnered international acclaim for his outstanding literary works. The multi-award-winning Nigerian writer, who writes in the… Continue reading Renowned African Writer appointed as a columnist for 2022 in Malimbe Magazine 

Black Northern Writers Shaping the Literary Culture on the Tyne

Since time immemorial, the written word has transcended borders and writers who, either through economic migration, adventure, self-preservation, or the sanctity of their pen, have found refuge in new territories. These new cities have become homes to the erudite ones who have enraptured us through their published works and literary talents. Tyne and Wear in… Continue reading Black Northern Writers Shaping the Literary Culture on the Tyne

Interview with Nigerian Writer, Adeola Gbalajobi, recently endorsed by Arts Council England as a writer with exceptional promise

TNR: Did getting the Arts Council England endorsement as a writer with exceptional promise feel like a just reward for your years of labour within the literary community? AG: Yes, it did. I’ve been submitting my works for publications in journals and literary magazines since 2017. Then, I just wanted my poems and writings to… Continue reading Interview with Nigerian Writer, Adeola Gbalajobi, recently endorsed by Arts Council England as a writer with exceptional promise

A chat with Jide Badmus – An engineer, essayist, storyteller and Poet, on his literary journey

TNR: What or who influenced your journey into writing? Lanre Badmus, my younger brother, was the main reason I started writing poetry. He used to have his poems up on his faculty noticeboard at the University. I would go all the way from engineering to the Law Faculty to read. My parents were avid readers,… Continue reading A chat with Jide Badmus – An engineer, essayist, storyteller and Poet, on his literary journey

A Book of Poetic Wisdom – A Review of Tolu Akinyemi’s Dead Cats Don’t Meow

Book Title: Dead Cats Don’t Meow: Don’t waste the ninth life Author: Tolu A. Akinyemi                                    Year of Publication: 2019 Number of Pages: 113                        Category: Poetry Cats are said to have nine lives and a reputation for getting out of sticky situations unscathed. While some of us despise them and avoid them when they meow, Tolu A.… Continue reading A Book of Poetic Wisdom – A Review of Tolu Akinyemi’s Dead Cats Don’t Meow

There is No Such Thing as a Secret-A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Never Marry a Writer

Title: Never Marry a Writer Author: Tolu’ A. Akinyemi  Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021 Number of Pages:  80 Category: Poetry Never Marry a Writer is Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s seventh poetry collection, divided into three sections and containing over fifty poems on a variety of intriguing topics. The poems in this collection, on the other… Continue reading There is No Such Thing as a Secret-A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Never Marry a Writer

Slow Down (and live in the moment) – A Review of Deji Ajibade’s Living by the Script

Title: Living by the Script: Making the Most of Your Life Author: Deji Ajibade                                                                           Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021      Number of Pages:  105 Category: Self-Help You might have heard the saying that money cannot buy happiness. This saying might sound unconvincing or even hilarious to many Nigerians. Can you tell a Nigerian who cannot afford three… Continue reading Slow Down (and live in the moment) – A Review of Deji Ajibade’s Living by the Script

Multi-Award-Winning Author releases collection of poems ‘A god in a Human Body’ to kick-start the New Year

Written by the incredibly talented Children’s author, storyteller, essayist and poet Tolu’ A. Akinyemi, ‘A god in a Human Body’ explores themes of spirituality, divinity and the enormous power that we possess while we traverse this earthly passage. Multi-award-winning author Tolu’ A. Akinyemi has always admired the sheer force in humans and the ability to… Continue reading Multi-Award-Winning Author releases collection of poems ‘A god in a Human Body’ to kick-start the New Year

A Role Played by the Rules – A Review of Funmi Coker’s Letter to Lilly

Title: Letter to Lilly Author: Funmi Coker Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021      Number of Pages:  52Category: Poetry It takes bravery to choose to dream big in a world that does not provide the right conditions for the girl child to thrive. In Nigeria, the girl child/women face numerous challenges. As a result, more women are… Continue reading A Role Played by the Rules – A Review of Funmi Coker’s Letter to Lilly