Articles by Eghosa Imasuen
23 Apr 2017
It was an “Akpos” joke, one of the many funny stories about the rainy season. So Akpos used ₦2000 worth of starch on an eighty-naira shirt.
9 Apr 2017
I started this article by doing something I should do more often: Googling its title. As an aside, it truly is a good idea to run a search engine using as keywords the title of your poetry collection, novel, or non-fiction tome.
14 Dec 2016
I remember the first day I heard the phrase, “As you know, Bob . . .” I had just begun this journey into writing, into completing my first novel.
11 Dec 2016
I remember the first day I heard the phrase, “As you know, Bob . . .” I had just begun this journey into writing, into completing my first novel. I wondered why the first few paragraphs of copy where such rubbish.
23 Nov 2016
The work of making the archetypical movie thriller has become harder with the advent of technology. How does a script get around the ubiquity of the cell phone? ...
13 Nov 2016
Many first-time writers of fiction settle on the first person point of view when writing their novels. This is a symptom of the fact that many first-time writers settle on writing novels with heavy autobiographical elements.
30 Oct 2016
Welcome back readers. My second article in this series was mentioned in an article by Chigozie Obioma in the UK Guardian, Who Should I Write For – Nigerians, Africans, or Everyone? in which Mr. Obioma argued...
16 Oct 2016
All drama is conflict. Without conflict, there is no action. Without action, there is no character. Without character, there is no story. And without story, there is no screenplay. SYD FIELD The title of this article is from the novel American Gods’ Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman. He describes an encounter…
30 Sep 2016
Welcome back, dear reader. I found that, contrary to what I expected, members of my family did read my first article. They have promised to buy every edition of The Guardian newspaper that features my articles.
11 Sep 2016
Welcome to the first of my articles here in The Guardian. When I was approached about this gig, I took it without thinking. Without thinking about what I would write to fill a biweekly spot, or 800 to 1500-word article in what I have to say is my father’s favourite newspaper.