Author: jjbola

Autumn Readings

In Transit: Kings Cross St Pancras National Poetry Day Takeover, 28 Sept 6.30pm
Brixton Come Together Festival, 30 Sept 5pm
There Goes The Neighbourhood, 3 Oct 8pm
Rap Party, Richmix, 6 Oct 6PM
Univeristy of Bristol, 10 Oct 6PM (even info coming soon)
Word On The Street,  12 Oct 7PM
Birmingham Literature Festival; Stories Crossing Borders, 13 Oct 7.30PM
Cheltenham Literature Festival, Read More …

Lagos Traffic

Lagos Traffic 
(short story) by JJ Bola
        Car horns claxon like fanfare; the sound of trumpets blowing as if announcing the imminent arrival of a god that never comes. Smoke rises from beyond the stretched bridge we are on like wayward spirits haunting the sky in the shape of old memories. Underneath a Read More …

Moonlight: an exploration of Black masculinity, sexuality and identity – a review

Moonlight: an exploration of Black masculinity, sexuality and identity
Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, is an adapted screenplay of In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, a play written by Tarell Alvin McCraney. In this piece, rather than give you a “review”, in the traditional sense, of the film, I’ll instead provide some personal observations of the Read More …

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading List
This is a recommended reading list based on a twitter conversation where two questions where asked: 1. What book are you currently reading? Or looking to read?  2. Which book would you like to read again as if it were for the first time?
I made a list of all the answers (well most) that Read More …