Krystal Pen

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

The latest Nigerian following the footsteps of Chimamanda

In a month’s time, the Baileys prize will announce it’s 2017 winner.  Among the six novelists is Nigeria’s Ayobami Adebayo, the author of the debut novel, Stay with me.  The prestigious annual £30000 book award for fiction had previously seen only one black woman clinch the award. But Ayobami’s intriguing ‘Stay with me’ could see her becoming just the second woman, following the footsteps of Chimamanda Adichie. The award has […]

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We become branches in times of war

In times of war, we realize that every look of humanity that once flushed us, flakes off, in bits, until we become mere branches, leaning on one mahogany, planted somewhere. Mere branches, that is what we are. So you see, all we needed was just a little of the sun and a little of the rain. After all, who knows what will plug us one day from where we lay? […]

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The Wright brothers– Living as a bird once lived as an impossible idea

Men’s greatest discovery, arguably, is becoming birds, figuratively. It is fascinating how we have won for ourselves the luxury of swimming in thick white clouds, far sighting the structures with elusive finesse that lay thousands of feet below. But of course the turbulence is always uninteresting. We needed to be reminded that we are still humans. Not birds. At least not yet if you do consider reverse evolution. How can […]

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