Sentinel Literary Quarterly

Vol.2 No.2, January 2009. ISSN 1753-6499 (Online). www.sentinelquarterly.com

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Bernard Gieske
Genna Gardini
Helena Carolinska
Michael Lee Rattigan
Nnorom Azuonye
Ramesh Dohan
Sholeh Wolpé
Terri Ochiagha
Tolu Ogunlesi
Uche Nduka
Uchechukwu Umezurike
William Stephenson
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESSAYS

 

To Hell with Creative Writing; or, Politics:

an Alternative Amusement

 

by Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike

 

“To be a writer is to acknowledge the secret wounds

we carry inside us.” – Orhan Pamuk

 

They will feel shocked. They’ll feel saddened. It is for the good of the literati, you hope to convince them. The general community as well. YOU ARE QUITTING. Not because creativity has turned into an exhausted oil-well. You just can no longer live among the ghostly legion that yanks the imagination in all directions or the riot of phrases – phrases that strive to outwit each other. You. Are. Fed up. 

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Friendship and Love in a Strange Land:

A Review of Chike Momah’s

The Stream Never Dries Up

 

by Terri Ochiagha

 

That Chike Momah should be celebrated as a relevant Nigerian writer is indubitable. A member of the Ibadan golden generation of authors, which includes such literary heavyweights as his fellow Umuahians Chinua Achebe, Christopher Okigbo, Chukwuemeka Ike and Elechi Amadi, and others like Wole Soyinka, John Munonye and Flora Nwapa, his peculiarity resides in that quite unlike the rest of authors mentioned, Momah began writing a few years before his retirement from the United Nations in 1990. Since then, he has written five novels, all of which showcase the literary quality and unique African sensibility that made the works of his contemporaries famous.

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Submissions

Submit your Essays, Travelogues, Book Reviews for Sentinel Literary Quarterly Vol.2 No.3 April 2009 by the 31st of March to sentinelpoetry@gmail.com or sentinel@sentinelpoetry.org.uk

Stories may be up to 3,000 words long.

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