Edited by Izunna Okafor, "Arrows of Words" is a poetry/essay anthology published in honour of Prof. Chinua Achebe, by an association of young writers, known as the the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (Anambra State Chapter). It was unveiled during the 2019 edition of the Chinua Achebe Literary Festival, which is the association’s annual literary event held in honour of the foremost Nigerian writer and critic – Achebe. Published in 2019, the anthology contains works poems and essays written and submitted by writers from different countries of the world, in response to the association's 'Call for Submissions' prior to the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of the event respectively. These works were previously published respectively as separate collections, each in its year's edition of the event. However, in 2019, there was no fresh 'Call for Submission,' rather, the three previous collections were collated and published as a single anthology; and that gave birth to this master piece, entitled “Arrows of Words.”
Anxiety and Things that Shatter is a collection of poetry about an endless journey through anxiety, pain and the process of healing. The poems featured in this collection are a mix of traditional and spoken word poetry, all selected carefully from 2017 - 2019.
Not everyone has a happy ending; this book is written to express that which plagues the society. Not everyone has a rosy life, this anthology is for those who can't say their truths and are forced to live like all is fine when it isn't. Read and tell me your thoughts on it.
Love is a journey, and a course worth it. while some people have it easy, some are not so lucky enough to, but the beautiful thing is regardless love has a way of finding it way to people who firmly believe in it and it doesn't disappoint..
The world is in a condition of a headlong search of God. We know he lives, And then somewhere he exists. The theory of God is a mystery, of which is the greatest mystery of all. He's the greatest of all, The omiscient and the omnipotent, The God of all tribes and Nations, but then he lives us to dilemma as the theory to prove his existence remains esoteric. Thousands of religions in search of him, Some men have traded their conciousness for curiosity in finding this God. Some belief everything is a work of science since he's hard to find that he's just somewhere in the mind of the people who believe in him. while some believe in him strongly as the Father of Jesus Christ a saviour they call him. These theory has left us in total bewilderment as many tends to see God through their Prophets, some through their works of Crafts and mouldings, and some through some leader who started a religion, but yet we've not found him! Do we conclude he's in our minds? Or somewhere in the wind, could, Waters, moon or Sun? But all these Prophets of doom and death have lied to us, they've traded our horrible Faith with their intentions of self dilutions and sentiments, we now live in bondage of finding our own Creator. But then are we going to remain like this? How they've maneuvered the white man's religion into their own physics and chemistry is becoming moribundity. When we say our Culture and Tradition is barbaric and evil, what do we say about a religion we're fooled to become slaves and zombies? Think of how profane that could be. For I've never seen so much Madness in search of one Man. But there's a God! I repeat there's a God!