I attended a literary event hosted by the Abuja Literary Society to hear my friend David Ropo Lawale read his book “21ST CENTURY JOSEPH”. I also met authors Ozioma Izuora of “Dreams Deffered” and Chuma Nwokolo of “The Ghost of Sani Abacha” and “ The dairy of a dead black African” which I have read.
|Su' eddie, Me, Chuma Nwokolo|
At the event, I was also a reader. YAY! We played a game where we constructed a poem or short story with these five random words:
This was my entry:
"I had forgotten his effect on me and now as I sat across the table from him, holding a dozen roses, I wondered how to extricate myself from this effect he had on me. we had been at a literary society event and we left as the rain started to pour, I had forgotten my umbrella but he had one and now in his car, safe from the rain , I still wondered".
|Me and Ozioma Izuora|
"Umbrella - who needs one now
When we can extricate the extremes
That a dozen weathers might bring
Hmm, this piece should be rhythmic to literary
But damn! That is a skill I've already forgotten."
and Obemata wrote this:
“I sat beneath the umbrella tree wondering how I could extricate myself from yesterday’s philandering. I counted the women whose hearts I had broken on the fingers of my palms. They were just a dozen in number, and I wondered if I had not forgotten that important one. I crossed my fingers. Literary speaking.”
ANNIMATED, CONSTRAINTS, DIPLOMATIC, ROMANCE, ABUNDANCE
Write in the comment box in under 5minutes and see how creative you can get. Good luck!
After the event , i got my books signed and headed home, it was a great evening!