The male child in an African home is as a diamond, an heir – the definition of permanence. And this is where the pressure begins. He is born into idealistic responsibilities thrust on him by a culture that keeps passing on the mythical baton of misery.
The Heresaid is about an author, Zumba, who is accused of heresy by a monarch. The monarch sends his Faithfuls- Axe, Avenger, Doom, Sword and Machet to kill him. The author (Zumba) pleads with Monarch to pardon him (Pg. 21), he also pleads with Reason to rescue his life- to plead on his behalf (Pg. 23).
In Ozoemena (No More Weeping), Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi uses the armament of poetry to continue a long tradition of telling and retelling of a history that is deliberately suppressed by politically motivated revisionist and distortionist.
In the “Missing Book of St. Valentine”, Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi a true disciple of love passes to us instructions he received from the revered Saint.
No Such Thing As Halfway: A Novel tells the story of a young African couple and their long-distance romance against tribal forces that threaten to tear it apart. An exhilarating novel of immeasurable emotional power, No Such Thing As Halfway asks how much we are willing to sacrifice for the sake of love or for the sake of family.
It is often said that writers are agents of change. Believe me, this goes beyond the surface to encompass the fact that every writer has a message in their heart which they bear.
Every history is a catalogue of stories knitted by various players to paint a true picture of what actually happened in time past or to report a narrative when chronological approach is deployed.
Today on revisiting the letters of boys who are not stones, we read from three entries from the second edition of the Boys Are Not Stones Anthology—A Country of Broken Boys.