WriteHouse Collective, a firm poised to create credible and enduring platforms for writers has recently signed a publishing contract with Dami Ajayi, shortlist of the Melissa Manuscript Prize Ajayi is a prolific bard; a medical doctor by day and writer by night. He is also the co-publisher of the Saraba Magazine and one of the leading lights in the literary landscape of the young generation. His works have featured in online media and international journals.
His poetry chapbook, Daybreak and Other Poems, published as the first of its kind on Saraba Magazine in November 2013 has gained wide acceptance across both literal and non-literary audience.
The manuscript, Clinical Blues, now due for publishing under WriteHouse is a collection of poetry that has remained in its manuscript form since it won the prize in 2012.
Clinical Blues is a surgery of meanings and memory. It weaves a subtle narrative surrounding pop culture, music, love, sex and social issues.
The collection shows a light for a new generation of authors. It is a buoyant accessible collection with layers of meanings.
Femi Morgan, managing partner of WriteHouse Collective, noted that, “WriteHouse has always had the creative capacities of writers and the reading culture of Africans at heart. We have started our publishing arm in order to deepen our commitment to literature and reading culture on the continent, by creating enduring platforms for writers and creative people.”
He added that, “We are also interested in opening up the creative space for a vista of profound writing and narratives.”
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