Author: Socrates Biko Mbamalu

A writer, my muse is poetry. My hands do the work better than my mouth. My pen is my gun and my fingers the trigger. I read, think and write. When I write, I live, when i am with other writers, I am filled.

I attended the last Ake Arts and Book Festival   and of course, asides the intellectual discourse that took place and was the main source of my interest, one of the major things that intrigued me was the hairstyle worn by many of the African leading writers. It is true that many of our female writers are admired largely by the West for their fierce stance on issues like feminism, and they go on and make bold statements on their African background, making sure that their authenticity as African writers is preserved. So consciously or unconsciously, these women have put a…

Read More