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Donation appeal for the OpenGriot project

The use of learning resources derived from a child's familiar environment has been shown to reinforce self-confidence and to give the child a feeling of security. This consequently helps the...

On winning a literary prize

I am never going to win a literary prize. There is no point trying anymore. I stopped trying long ago. I am too undisciplined a writer to be trusted with trophies. It would have been great to...

Writers that I hate

The kind of writers that I hate the most are the ones that had to go to school to learn the craft. They are the most dangerous elements of the creative writing community. Their mission is to...

An author contemplates the ebook mirage in a publishing desert

A lot of excited theories have been going on for years about the future of books and authorship. The most popular one has been about ebooks and how they will soon completely replace printed books...

Literary agents, crooks and contests

Of literary agents and competitions I am still trying to determine which one I like least. None of them have ever done me any good.When I did not have an agent , and even though I had a few...

150+ places to hear me online

Great news! The audiobook versions of some of my children's books are now available in over 150 online shops. You or your child don't feel like reading?No sweat; just download the audio and listen...

160+ places to read me online

Great news! The ebook versions of most of my books are now available in over 160 online shops. You don't have to read them from hardware-intensive sites like Kindle or Nook either . Any device...

Sponsor Two Dogs

My play Two Dogs was recently presented at the Lagos Country Club . The minimalist interpretation was performed by a bunch of very talented young actors and to a very excited audience . Two Dogs...

Tales from Tambolo : An excerpt

Once upon a time in Tambolo Town, there lived an old man called Okija. He was known as a very bad-tempered man. He lived alone and people thought it was because he was a miserly person who will...

An irreverent summary of world beliefs

An irreverent summary of world beliefs:

TAOISM Shit happens.

CONFUCIANISM Confucius say, "shit happens".

CALVINISM Shit...

My family 50 years ago

My entire family 50 years ago !! All six of us.Guess which one is me.[hint hint front left]
In the middle is my favorite aunt Mrs Anike (nee Fagbemi) Oyeniyi (mother was still too grief-...

Daddy left...

This week, fifty years ago my father passed on. I was not at that time even old enough to begin school . I don’t remember a lot about him but I nevertheless do remember that I did miss him...

Big tings a gwan!

Big tings a gwan! Big tings a gwan! Yeah man; big tings a gwan.
It is my pleasure to again invite you to the public presentation of six new books that I have written .Please join me in an...

Flying On The Highway - an advertisement for myself

I have a confession to make. When I was a kid in junior secondary school I was a closet poet, getting high on Lord Tennyson; thumbing my nose and writing sonnets to the impending downfall of the...

Life is cricket

I think a good life will be like a great game of cricket. You need to go out there on the pitch and try to score as many glorious runs as possible within the inning. Undoubtedly challenges will...

How To Read Fiction: A Beginner’s Guide to the Writings of Rotimi Ogunjobi

Any fiction writer who has never had his work misunderstood couldn't have written a lot. Somehow along the way you are going to run into people who will take a knowledgeable look at a character in...

A disciple of Baron Munchausen

I was eight years old when I read my first Baron Munchausen book . The book, one of the purest work of fantasy ever written, was given to me by one of the most dreaded teachers in the school....

GLEANINGS : From Along the Highway of Time - A Book Launch

Gleanings : From Along the Highway of Time ; which will be a high-level formal presentation of some of my literary work, will take place on June 27, 2013 .

You are...

Two Dogs – How To Read Satire

Two Dogs is satire. I find it important to make this declaration because the satire is a very frequently misunderstood genre. Having earlier sent copies of the book to several people I am worried...

Timi Ogunjobi also known as Lon Reese

What makes an author write under a different name ? Well, some may actually be criminals on the run, looking to make a bit of money within their tough fly-by-night schedule. Some may be ashamed...

Gangnam Style

Why does one act remain so ordinary while a similar records massive success ?This phenomenon I think is quite prevalent in the world of music artists.... and well, writers too. As a matter of...

Half of a yellow truth - Achebe's Biafra

There are three authors I was sure I would hate for the rest of my life – reason being that they so much oppressed me as a child. Not much of it was their fault though ; they were merely forced...

The Crooked Bullet a novel (a summary)

Raj Desai, the owner of a jewelry shop in Upton Park is custodian to The Crooked Bullet, a lucky charm which has brought him nothing but misery. Raj hopes soon to hand over the burden of keeping...

Thank you sirs we are mad, not poor

Day after day I become more convinced that there is no poverty situation in my country in spite of the frequent cries to the contrary. What certainly is more prevalent is a certain madness - a...

How to write like a rock star (2) - write a children's book in 2 weeks.

Taking a bit of time to blog about the business of writing. Would YOU like to write a children's book... In just 14 DAYS? Writing for children is tough but extremely rewarding. Imagine strolling...

How to write like a rock star - earning money in online writing opportunities

Taking a bit of time off this week to blog about the business of writing.
How would YOU like to earn money doing the same things that you do everyday on Facebook and other social media ?...

Why capitalism prospers

What a wonderful country !
If you try to sell it, you are a greedy bastard;
If you decide to give it away free, people think , hey there must be a hidden catch somewhere.
Sell it...

On demanding people

Far too many people tend to think that they have the right to have anything and everything in the world. Never be afraid to stand up to them and take them some steps down the ladder ; you will be...

How secret is your secret ?

Keep your secrets to yourself. Remember, your closest confidant also has a closest confidant who also has a closest confidant..

On sermon mongering

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely show the way. I'd rather be a role mode than an instructor.

The Crooked Bullet ... progress ...progress

I have just crossed the half way milestone on this new book I am writing. This is always for me the point of no return - there is a book to be completed. The book gets easier to write from this...

Excruciating ?

Writing a book is really tough. Writing a GOOD book is excras..escrus..execr...excru.. {phew} Okay I mean to say that is also very tough.

Looking at the devil

When you get suddenly shot down by a huge challenge, do you cower and throw up your arms defeated or do you look it in the face and say "hey, I met your father years ago, and if he couldn't stop...

Love isn't

Love isn't a virus that you catch, it's a virtue you're supposed to wear as garment every day.

Stay in contact with your mind

Very few things hurt more than to be misunderstood by people who ought to know better; but having a vision keeps you going regardless. Stay in contact with your mind.

I do .. that is why I sometimes fail

Failure is really never such a bad thing, especially if you do things that other people are afraid to do.

Pride and prejudice

You need a certain amount of pride to succeed in life. But pride crosses the line when you begin to think your success is entirely the result of your own effort; when you can never admit you're...

On praise and insult

I'd rather wish to be insulted rather than praised in public for being found doing something good. People rarely ever broadcast your praises. Insults travel much further and more quickly.

Trailer for A Conference in Ennui

Here is a trailer that was made for the novel A Conference in Ennui on Youtube

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A sermon on dismounting - Blessed are the joyful

Every day I am astounded with myself. This is not about how I look or with what I have done , but with what I continuously find myself able to do . I am sure my family and those close to me are...

Me and Jerry-mouse

I have been having a running batle with a rodent for some days now - it's been doing the running and I am doing the battle side of things. I have already killed its mother and several of its...

A tension in the air

Being the brief transcription of a recent flight in Nigeria's airspace.

3.15 pm I have arrived at the Owerri airport , having pre-booked my flight by phone while on the way. I have...

He walks in shadows silent...

I have just finished reading one of the most hilarious and most informative books ever - if you are not squeamish about insects. Here is a small snapshot of what it contains : Bob Dillon (...

The dog who thought he was a god.

Okay this one is weird.There is this doberman who after ostensibly becoming possesed by the spirit of Ogun, likes to feast on human sacrifice . Weird because in the place where I come from , it is...

How to use an ATM

1. Approach with great care and caution. Those things are not as harmless as they look.
2. Make the sign of the cross on yourself 3 times (7 times is actually recommended)
3. Stand in...

Of Crime(inal) Writers

I find that I have lately developed a keen interest in crime novels. I guess this is because they enrich my insight into that part of life at which I am thoroughly inept. If everyone in the world...

Big Prize

The annual Nigeria Prize for Literature is the largest of its type in the world. It is worth $100,000 - yes; one hundred thousand smackers. I am told that professional killers work for a lot less...

Afrikidtoons Project

The typical African child today exists in a climate of cultural confusion.Most will grow up seeing the world and life from alien perspectives. Most will grow up with severe loathing of their...

Doing the Freaky Deaky

Elmore Leonard is a dirty rotten racist (read derry rorren raszist )..... I think. Whenever he puts a black person in his books , he makes sure that they get killed before the story ends. Okay he...

Volunteer animators wanted on Afrikidtoons project

I am looking for volunteers(students/amateurs/professionals) who can help me create one or more children cartoon movies in my Afrikidtoons project. These movies will be for use of African...

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