To those who have been wondering why I’ve not been posting regularly, I’m happy to let you all know that all that is about to change! Of course, I haven’t stopped writing! My legal engagement at the Nigerian Law School since last October provided me little or no time or space to post and update my blog as much as I would’ve loved to! A big thanks to all my friends, fans, followers
who have stood by me all this time! Senator Ihenyen’s writing blog is back and better!
This month, I’ll be putting my first book, “Colourless Rainbow” to the spotlight some more. I’ll be giving out five free copies of my book to five lucky friends, fans or followers who best describe what “Colourless Rainbow” symbolises to them. In doing this, at least references should be made to two or more poems in the collection! It is called: What “Colourless Rainbow” means to me? Everyone is invited to participate. On 1st October, 2012, (Nigeria’s Independence Day) the five winners will be announced!
For those of you who love fresh poetry, I’ll be posting some new poems regularly. Mostly, these poems will be selected from a work in progress, now tentatively titled, “Stranger in the Mirror and Other Poems” (formerly “Ripples Across Ripples”). I started this project six years ago. With the interests it is catching worldwide, my blog has been ranking No. 4 on Google for years now for the keyword, “Poetry on HIV/AIDS”. Be a part of this initiative of fighting HIV/AIDS by talking about it and sharing your experiences. I strongly believe poetry provides a powerfully engaging and sustainable medium to get the message across. I’m bringing this red ribbon initiative under my pet project, I Have Found the Cure for HIV/AIDS
In June, 2012, I was interviewed by Umaisha, the Literary Editor of the New Nigerian Newspapers. It’s all about my literary life, my first book, Colourless Rainbow; and my second book in progress. Also some advise to younger poets and writers on writing and publishing; and lots more. Watch out for the interview this September in my posts!
Generally, to make the blog neater, easier for navigation and more relevant to you, I’ve deleted some pages. I’ve updated others, while also converting some old but great pages to posts.
In case you’ve been missing out on posts and activities on my blog, just click here to catch up fast!
Please, if there is any suggestion, observation or constructive criticism you’d like to make, I’ll be happy to hear from you!