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ZODML Wishes You a Happy Eid-Al-Fitr

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 15/06/2018 - 09:45

On this Joyous occasion of Eid-al- Fitr, ZODML wishes that Allah showers you and your family with countless blessings.

                                                                                                                              Eid Mubarak

 

Chimamanda Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 14/06/2018 - 20:04

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize. This award honours a “writer of outstanding literary merit who casts an 'unflinching, unswerving' gaze upon the world and shows 'a fierce, intellectual determination… to define the real truth of our lives and our societies”.

 

The PEN Pinter Prize is an award given in honour of the prize winning writer Harold Pinter, who had been the vice president of English PEN and an active member of International PEN Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC).

Things Fall Apart- Among BBC’s Top 100 Stories that Shaped the World

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 07/06/2018 - 20:44

In April 2018, BBC Culture called on experts around the world to nominate five fictional stories they felt had shaped mindsets or influenced history. They received answers from 108 authors, academics, journalists, critics and translators in 35 countries of which their choices took in novels, poems, folk tales and dramas in 33 different languages.

The list was determined by ballots and were first placed into descending order by number of critic votes, then into descending order by total critic points, and then alphabetically.

Writing Tips: 5 Ways to make your Sentences More Concise

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 31/05/2018 - 19:51

‘If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.’ 

                                                                    -George Orwell’s Six Rules for Writers 

 

 

  • Avoid Redundant words

Pleonasms and tautologies should be avoided because they are unnecessary and would not make your writing concise.

Happy Democracy Day!

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 29/05/2018 - 10:50

Democracy Day is observed annually on May 29. This holiday commemorates the restoration of democracy, when the newly elected Olusegun Obasanjo took office as the President of Nigeria in May 1999 ending multiple decades of military rule that began in 1966.

Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 25/05/2018 - 15:34

The usefulness of coconuts can be found in our daily cuisine and our beauty regimens. Coconuts have become an exotic miracle food because they are highly nutritious, rich in fiber, essential vitamins and minerals.

Young coconuts have a green shell while a mature coconut has a brown shell. Semi-mature coconuts contain more water and soft meat while the mature ones are firm and coconuts contain less water.

Excerpt from “Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction”

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 23/05/2018 - 20:08

Creative Non-fiction is fast growing genre in Africa. These writers tell honest and brave personal stories and unconventional experiences. Taking it farther than we know and delving into topics on trauma, wounds, sexuality, abuse, depression, sex, family, love and so on.

An Excerpt from Selves

ZODML Staff Bags B.Sc. Honours at University of Lagos

By Nkem Egenuka on Sat, 19/05/2018 - 04:21

We celebrate Adebola Oyeleye who with an OND from Lagos State Polytechnic joined ZODML in 2012 as a storekeeper and graduated from the prestigious University of Lagos (Unilag), with a second class upper B.Sc degree in Accounting. His graduation ceremony took place at Unilag on May 10, 2018.

Adebola told us that he loves numbers and does not regret studying Accounting. 

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