Krystal Pen

Fiction, Poetry and everything Literary. Every voice should be heard.

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Krystalpen spoken word poetry contest: Update

Following messages and pleas from a lot of persons, complaining, that the submissions period is too short, we have decided to extend the deadline. To this effect, we will keep receiving submissions till the 18th of March 2018. krystalpen spoken word poetry contest is a new contest initiated by krystalpen to rekindle and to celebrate the beauty of spoken word poetry with a prize money of #15,000 for the winner. […]

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The best writing tips

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed -Ernest Hemingway If you are reading this, it’s either you want to be a writer, any type of writer, or you want to better your writing skills. Either way, you are a writer. You see, there is nothing more to writing other than picking up your blue or black pen and dragging it down […]

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Latest spoken word poetry contest

Submissions for the spoken word poetry contest started on the 30th of December 2017 and will end on the 18th of March 2018. krystalpen spoken word poetry contest is a new contest initiated by krystalpen to rekindle and to celebrate the beauty of spoken word poetry with a prize money of #15,000 for the winner. Click here for guidelines on how to enter

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Krystalpen spoken word poetry contest

Krystalpen’s first spoken word poetry contest is here! Spoken word is poetry’s maiden form. Poetry was first spoken, vocalized, before it was written. The art form illuminates the beauty in poetry, tell apart intonations and voice inflections- this is what we first call poetry; when it is mouthed and when it is heard. This beautiful art form should not be lost. The interest after it need not wane. It should […]

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Black migrants: fleeing from death to death/ An essay

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” William Wilberforce A head now appears worthless somewhere around Tripoli or Benghazi, almost. The texture sketched over a man’s covering is again becoming a yardstick for survival. Migration is now a crime, a fatal one at that. A slave, as it where, commanded a kind of dignity. To be identified and […]

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This was how google celebrated Chinua Achebe yesterday.

If you had anything doing on the internet yesterday, you should have noticed the celebration of a literary icon. Google announced on its website yesterday that it is honouring the iconic Chinua Achebe on its doodle today. This marked Achebe’s 87th birthday. Google Doodle is a special logo on Google’s homepage that is always temporarily alternated and intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.

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Opportunity for African Writers and Artists!

Don't Miss this chance. Applications to the Africa Centre's Artists In Residency programme (AIR) close on December 16th, 2017. Submit your applications today. https://t.co/6hEqPA7wKC #WeAreAIR #AIR2017 pic.twitter.com/Ydi1KglDQC — Artists in Residency (@ArtInResidency) November 14, 2017 The Artists in Residency (AIR) programme supports artists from Africa who are provocative, innovative, relevant and highly engaged with social issues. The residencies are available to composers, writers, video/filmmakers, curators, visual and performance artists as […]

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