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BOYS ARE NOT STONES III AUTHOR LIST 2021

BOYS ARE NOT STONES III AUTHOR LIST 2021

Today, the 3rd day of April 2021, BANSI III is officially launch with the title ANATOMY OF BOYS, MEN AND OTHERS.

Today, the 3rd day of April 2021, BANSI III is officially launch with the title ANATOMY OF BOYS, MEN AND OTHERS. It is the third in the series BOYS ARE NOT STONES anthologies of stories, poems, essays and dramas on the plight of the boy child who are under the weight of societal expectation to be strong. Just strong, never permitted to show weakness. This assumed strength of the boy child and men folk becomes their undoing as the become beasts, scums and flawed gods. If strength has made them so, maybe they should tell the world that they are not stones. That they have been weakened by burdens.

The maiden edition, which was launched in 2018, was greeted with much controversy. Many mocked the initiative, but the organisers of BANSI were not deterred. The initiative is dedicated to lending loud voices to the silent groaning of the boy child.

According to one of the editors, Jaachi Anyatonwu “In all honesty, I dropped tears reading the submitted stories. True life stories that wouldn’t have been told, hadn’t we given the male folk a platform to vent, and tell, and rant.”

This was concerning the second edition titled A COUNTRY OF BROKEN BOYS, where the common theme echoed brokenness of boys and men all over the place.

Also Read: Forward For Anatomy Of Boys, Men And Others, By Jide Badmus

BANSI III

In the latest edition, BANSI extended a hand of friendship to people of non-binary genders. They’ve got stories. Stories that should be told and heard without fear or stigma. Here’s a long list of featured authors.

BANSI III AUTHOR LIST 2021:

  1. John Chizoba Vincent
    ~ BECAUSE I AM JOHN CHIZOBA VINCENT
  2. Semilore Kilaso
    ~ WRONG SIGNALS
  3. Nwuguru Chidiebere Sullivan
    ~ BURNING OCEAN
  4. Jaachi Anyatonwu
    ~ FOR BOYS WHO KNOW THEY ARE
    ~ FOR BOYS WHO RETURNED HOME AS BREAKING NEWS
  5. Shitta Faruq Adémólá
    ~ THESE BOYS YOU CALL STONES ARE NOT (A LESSON FOR ALL)
  6. Martins Deep
    ~ DEATH WAS HERE
    (To the victims of the southern Kaduna crisis)
  7. Ifeanyi John Nwokeabia
    ~ I’LL DIE FOR YOU
  8. Praise Osawaru
    ~ THE CONFIGURATION OF STAYING AFLOAT
  9. Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche
    ~ FOR THE BOY CHILD WHO WEARS A RAINBOW FULL OF STORIES
    ~ FOR BOYS WHO BEG FOR AN OUNCE OF SMILE
  10. Adeyemo Abiodun
    ~ THE WAR WAS MEANT FOR YOU
  11. Adeoti Quadri Adekunle
    ~ BECAUSE WE ARE BOYS
  12. Stephen Toochi
    ~ WHEN EVIL BECOMES TRADITION
  13. Umar Yogiza Jr.
    ~ HE IS JUST A BOY
  14. Ifunanya Juliet Ottih
    ~ BOYS DON’T CRY
  15. Nket-Awaj Alpheaus
    ~ BY BEING HUMAN
  16. Iwu Jeff
    ~ THE PLATE BOY
  17. Testimony Jesutofunmi
    ~ FOR BOYS
  18. Solomon Oladipupo
    ~ OF BOYS & MEN DREAMING OF NAMES
  19. Adedamola Jones Adedayo
    ~ CATHARSIS
  20. Nwabuisi Kenneth
    ~ A SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER
  21. Adeniran Joseph
    ~ A BOY IS A COUNTRY
  22. Taofeek Ayeyemi (Aswagaawy)
    ~ A LION NEED NOT DIE ON THE ARMS OF SAMSON
  23. Finum Isaac
    ~ THE BOY
  24. Ololade Edun
    ~ BUTTERFLY BOYS
  25. Tomisin Olusola Martins
    ~ BUSY BODIES
  26. Enobong Etuk
    ~ ON SUCH DAYS
    ~ WHITE LIE
  27. Ebubechukwu Bruno Nwagbo
    ~ GIRLS’ STUFF AND MEN’S THINGS
    ~THE OTHER SIDE OF A PAMPERED TALE
  28. Kalu Amah
    ~ WE HAVE BEEN BOYS
  29. Salim Yunusa
    ~ SHAME ON HER
  30. Okam Cheta
    ~ MAN
    ~ HOW TO CREATE A BOY
  31. Dann Nwankwo
    ~ GIRLS {GET} TOGETHER IS NOT A BOY’S PARTY
  32. Toheeb Aderemi Raji
    ~ JEZEBELS
  33. Julius Tunde Ige
    ~ NIGHTS THAT DROWN THE SOUL
  34. Emeka Angus
    ~ MAN’S PLIGHT
  35. Omowunmi Sulaimon
    ~ TO THE BOYS WE PUT IN CAGES
  36. Ajibade Abdullahi Adewale
    ~ CHANGING THE NARRATIVE; THE SILENCE OF THE BOY CHILD
    ~ FOR BOYS WHO TURNED TO ASHES
  37. Felix Idasimeokuma
    ~ BOYS ARE NOT STONES
  38. Esther Kalu
    ~ MASCULINITY
  39. Ifiokobong Etuk
    ~ FROM BOY TO MAN: THE MAKING
  40. Ifem Chiemerie
    ~ BOYS ARE NOT STONES
  41. Ayouba Toure
    ~ WE ARE BODIES IN READINESS TO CHEW BOMBS
    (after Biachi Ndidi anointing)
  42. Peace Ufedojo Haruna
    ~ SHARDS
  43. Emmanuel Ojeikhodion
    ~ WHEN BROKENNESS CLAIMS A BOY
  44. Favour Ohakwe
    ~ THE WISH FOR FEWER DAYS
  45. Kwaghkule Aondonengen Jacob
    ~ WE BURY SADNESS IN OUR SMILES
  46. John Ngbede Festus
    ~ DEAD INSIDE
  47. Olugbuyiro Success
    ~FOR THE BOY CHILD: I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE
  48. Ariyo Ahmad
    ~THE PRAYER OF A POOR BOY
  49. Enyi Christiana Chijioke
    ~ EMPOWER THE BOY CHILD
  50. Blessings Mphako
    ~ SUNRISE CAME LATE
  51. David Victor
    ~ DEAD MEN / HOW TO LIVE
  52. Oluwafisayo Akinfolami
    ~ POEM IN WHICH YOU ARE
  53. Divine Uchechukwu
    ~ THE BOY CRIES
  54. Adewara Joses
    ~ ECHOES
  55. Chimezie Nebolisa
    ~ TIMS
  56. Sa’id Sa’ad
    ~ HOW TO BREATHE LIKE A BOY IN A COFFIN
  57. Sodiq Oyekanmi
    ~ BOYS WHO BURN FROM INSIDE
  58. Temidayo Jacob
    ~SELF-PORTRAIT OF A BOY WITH TINY JOYSTICK
  59. Wellington Nwogu
    ~ I AM THAT WRETCHED SON
  60. Temitope Johnson Toyin
    ~ A REVIEW OF LAGBAJA BY PERUZZI AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE ON FALSE ACCUSATION AGAINST MEN
  61. Sulola Imran Abiola
    ~ FOR BOYS WHOSE EYES ARE OCEAN’S BANK
  62. Ajao Ibrahim Bello
    ~ A GOD FROM THE MIDDLE WORLD
  63. Nwankwo Prosper O.
    ~ MONSTARNATION
  64. Christian Odinaka N.
    ~ HOW TO NAME A BOY
  65. Gabriel Dkings
    ~ BOYS ARE NOT STONES
  66. Emecheta Christian
    ~ BECOMING MEN
  67. Joxzy Otor
    ~ YOU’RE HUMAN
  68. Eyo Inyangette
    ~ THE PORTRAIT BOY DARES TO DANCE
  69. Olude S. Peter
    ~ BOYS ARE CHAMELEONS OF UNPLEASANT THINGS
BANSI III

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