The DADA bloGazine is a perfect platform for delivering in part on our promise to break fresh talent on the scene and to serve up delighful reading! We would also post news snipets, updates and photos from our activities at various events and activities involving our authors from time to time.
This season, we will bring you fresh writing from three of our authors starting with the Short Story The Morning After by Jumoke Verissimo, yes you've enjoyed her poetry, now read spankling new prose from her, courtesy the DADA bloGazine!
Are you a writer? Do you love DADA books? Do you just absolutely love to share your writing? Proceed with the following steps if you want to post on the DADA bloGazine:
1. Write a truly amazing story or poem that would knock us out of our socks (not more than 5,000 words, make sure your work is well edited, works fraught with typos and grammatical errors would not be considered).
2. Sign up on our website (www.dadabooks.com) as a member
3. Post your story / poem on the DADA bloGazine (only fresh and original writing please, i.e. ONLY unpublished works written by YOU).
4. Wait to see if we actually get knocked out of our socks. If we post your work on the DADA bloGazine (at one time or the other), just know we'd be searching for those socks right after!
5. If your work gets published, tell all your friends, then tell all your foes. At DADA books, we don't discriminate between friends and foes when it comes to good writing, we believe it is the fundamental right of every human being to know where it's happening.
Caveat: The DADA bloGazine is a free service and is rendered without prejudice as an online community for writers and those who enjoy good, quirky and exciting writing. No royalty is paid any author who posts on the blog neither is any reader charged for enjoying the content. All copyrights reside with each individual author. We at DADA books are not obliged to publish all works offered by members of the website for posting and would jolly well go ahead to publish exactly what we like!
LAGOS_2060: THE BOOK PARTY
|Posted by DADA books on January 28, 2014 at 6:35 AM|
We're having a book party to welcome the LAGOS_2060 sci-fi anthology published by DADA books to the universe. It's a party, so come prepared to dance and of course, you've got to buy loads of copies of the book as gifts for people.
It's happening at British Council, at 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi Lagos, on Saturday, 8th February, 2014, from 5pm.
This Book Party is brought to you by DADA bo...Read Full Post »
"Buy-to-Unglue" Crowdfunding for eBooks goes Beta with "Lagos_2060"
|Posted by DADA books on January 17, 2014 at 2:55 PM||comments (121)|
(January 2014 Press Release from Gluejar, owners of the unglue.it platform.)
The first "Buy to Unglue" ebook went on sale this week as Unglue.it's new crowdfunding mechanism reached Beta. This is the first step in unglue.it's effort to become "the bookstore for books that want to be free".
The campaign page is at https://unglue.it/work/128685/
"Buy-to-Unglue" uses e...Read Full Post »
iRead December: Nigerian Literature: What do Children Want?
|Posted by Fred Nwonwu on December 5, 2012 at 10:10 AM||comments (229)|
Most people who go on to become great writers started reading as children. It is a proven fact that people who start reading early have a greater chance of developing sound minds as well and a balanced worldview. It is also true that literature is a very important tool for mental development—children who read tend to do better than their peers.
It is December, time for another edition of iRead, and this time we are looking at that cross-genre classification, Children’s Liter...Read Full Post »
Ifedigbo, Olisakwe, Fasua For ALS October BookJam
|Posted by Fred Nwonwu on October 25, 2012 at 7:15 AM||comments (308)|
Ifedigbo, Olisakwe, Fasua For ALS October BookJam
The Abuja Literary Society features three fast-growing and debut authors in its monthly book feast, known as BookJam. The October edition of the popular and innovative BookJam will headline new authors Sylva Ife Nzedigbo, a vetinary Doctor-turned-writer; mother of three Ukamaka Olisakwe; and, hard-hitting columnist, Tope Fasua, on the 26th at the Lifestyle Books...Read Full Post »
DADA author Sylva Nze Ifedigbo to read in Abuja
|Posted by Fred Nwonwu on October 25, 2012 at 3:05 AM||comments (309)|
Award winning author Sylva Nze Ifedigbo will this weekend headline two literary events in Abuja the Nigerian Capital. Sylva, whose short story collection The Funeral Did Not End is making waves in the Nigerian literary scene, Will be a guest of the Abuja Literary Society and the Abuja Writers Forum.
Dates and time:
Friday 26th October 2012
Abuja Literary Society (ALS) BookJam.
Venue : Lifestyle Bookstore SilverBird Galleria, Abuja.
Time : 7pm.
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iRead: Writing in a socially challenged society
|Posted by Fred Nwonwu on October 7, 2012 at 12:30 AM||comments (35)|
In a nation where many have come to view works of art, be they visual, auditory or the written word, as an escape from harsh reality, some have argued that making these problems the main thrust of works or art constitute a form of double torture. They argue that the man on the street would rather read about happy people, rich people, people in love and people having fun, rather than the problems that stare them in the face every day. They don’t want to read about poverty, sickness, corr...Read Full Post »
Book N Gauge 16: Unending Conversations
|Posted by Fred Nwonwu on September 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM||comments (80)|
Book N Gauge, the monthly Book Culture event, will feature Nze Sylva Ifedigbo author of the recently published collection of short stories, “The Funeral Did Not End" and Atilola Moronfolu, author of Anatomy of Mirage. The event, in its sixteenth edition, will draw from the theme: “Unending conversations”. The event will explore how literature is fuelling never-ending conversations...Read Full Post »
My Abroad Husband
|Posted by DADA books on September 25, 2012 at 6:20 AM||comments (201)|
So, The Funera Did Not End had a fabulous launch on the 15th of September and copies are flying off the shelves at an impressive rate. We're so thoroughly pleased with ourselves that we're spicing your week with our offering of a sweet excerpt from Sylva Ifedigbo's collection of short stories...stories you're familiar with, written with verve and thoroughly enjoyable to boot! Read this excerpt from the story 'My Abroad Husband' below if you enjoy it, first ...Read Full Post »
A feeling of fulfillment... Djeli Interviews Sylva Nze Ifedigbo
|Posted by DADA books on September 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM||comments (135)|
As we count the days to the public presentation of Sylva Nze Ifedigbo's 'The Funeral Did Not End,' we're happy to share with you an interview he granted Griots Lounge and culled from: http:/griotslounge.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/a-feeling-of-fulfilment-djeli-interviews-sylva-nze-ifedigbo/
Enjoy the read and look out for The Funeral Did Not End from the 15th of September!
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DADA books gives away 100 free book downloads from 29th May - 16th June!
|Posted by DADA books on May 29, 2012 at 7:55 AM||comments (4)|
Ladies and Gentlemen! Yaaay! It's a public holiday, and whatbetter way to enjoy it than to catch up with some reading. DADA books is in themood to celebrate this summer, and we're starting off today- Democracy Day, bycelebrating the freedom to read.
With the help of our amazing friends at Wayne and Malcolm,we're giving out 100 free downloads of Ayodele Arigbabu's short storycollect...Read Full Post »