Sentinel Literary Quarterly

Vol.2 No.1, October 2008. ISSN 1753-6499 (Online).

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Esiaba Irobi
Nnorom Azuonye
Sumaila Umaisha
Wumi Raji





















Welcome to Sentinel Literary Quarterly (October 2008). This marks the amalgamation of Sentinel Poetry (Online) and Sentinel Literary Quarterly into a single quarterly online publication.


The last time there was any publication from Sentinel Poetry Movement was on March 2008. It has taken me this long to get the publication back and with a clearer sense of direction.


This publication officially marks the end of Sentinel Poetry (Online) magazine which we published between December 2002 and March 2008. Sentinel Literary Quarterly which we also originally conceived as essentially a print magazine with an online presence is for the foreseeable future to remain only an online publication and shall henceforth be the only magazine published by Sentinel Poetry Movement.


I would like to show my sincere appreciation to sentinel readers who kept faith with Sentinel and have continued to visit the website and send messages of support. Those close to me also have understood why it has been near impossible for me to focus on these publications this year - though it has been a year of blessing following the birth of my daughter, Nwachi, but it has also been a year in which my 80-year-old mother has now been in and out of ICU for over 10 months, and also a year in which my only uterine sister lost her battle against diabetes. The sombre tone of this slim volume of our magazine is in honour and memory of my sister Ngozi "The Wind" Ezeobi (1956 - 2008) who was only buried this month.


That personal note out of the way, it is back to business as usual at Sentinel. Between now and the 6th anniversary of the founding of Sentinel I shall be re-energising all facets of the movement and our website.


Once again, thank you very much. Enjoy.


Nnorom Azuonye