Welcome to Fiction and Development Blog!
This Blog serves as a platform to discuss and explore ideas that will contribute in advocating and creating awareness of different international development issues. It also serves as a springboard for the ‘Fiction and Development Column’ currently running in Nigeria’s Compass Newspaper. In line with what is featured in the column, it will explore possible linkages between different development issues and literary works of fictions from writers worldwide. We welcome the use of characters, scenes, themes and other components of literary work to discuss issues of development concern. We hope to engage short stories,novel, drama, amongst other forms of fiction to explore how international development issues can or has been presented knowledgeably in literary fiction.
There will be comparisons, discussions, assumptions and suggestions.
Your Opinion is appreciated!
I like this; it’s certainly different. One hardly sees a blog linking fiction to development issues. Much needed, I will be coming back.
Thanks Anne, your presence here will be highly appreciated.
I will enjoy following your blog. The discussions are very thought provoking, and very refreshing. I appreciate your interest in my blog. Thanks for reading.
Thanks dear Uwera, your post on Cyprian Ekwensi was nice. Will keep up with yours. You are highly appreciated. Pls keep reading.
Thanks for this. I am a writer of fiction too and my recent novel is an exploration of developmental themes with a different narrative trend-Death’s Laughter. Will like to send a copy to you to have your perception and comments if possible. How do I get it to you?
Dear Femi, thank you for writing and reading too, I can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org I sure look forward to reading your work.
Very much interested in gender issues. Currently working on one. Well find your works interesting. More power to your elbows. Ugo Moses
Thank You Ugo, I am happy to help in anyway I can. Keep reading!
Very creative idea. keep it up
What an interesting blog. Certainly very unique. I’m very happy to have discovered it!
Thank you Wordmothers. I appreciate your reading.
Dear Fiction and development Blog,
It is quite interesting coming in contact with you, and I feel I can also contribute more, and together we can do more in promoting literature culture and development
Please is this blog limited only to fiction literatures, or it can also explore literatures writing on development interventions by local, national, and international organization?
if possible we can make attempt to reconcile between passive academic literature on development world and the literatures writing based on practical and operational research based development interventions by multiple partners
In this way our tertiary academic institutions can have a grasp of the realities in development efforts on ground while development partners been guided by research ethics and principles
Dear Auwal,, thank you so much for writing, I do appreciate your presence here and yes Ideas too. I hope you keep reading and contributing generally.
I just stumbled on this site while searching for images of women, children and war. Looking forward to visiting again.
Thanks so much dear ELOUISE, we look forward to having you here often…
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