My story in Luna Station Quarterly.

Hello folks!

Isn’t the sunshine on your skin divine, does not the air taste delicious? No? Maybe it’s just me then, because my story is in Luna Station Quarterly. Huzzah!

It’s called ‘Tunbi’ and is the third story on the index. You can read it here. You can also click on the logo below to have access to the entire issue 18.

I am so glad to be part of this magazine. Someone – I believe it was Chika Unigwe – put up a link on twitter leading to their site and just from reading their ‘Stuff we want’ section, I knew I had found my tribe.  They’re closed for submissions now, but you can always keep an eye out for when they open again. They like:

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Space Opera
  • New Fairy Tales
  • Some creepiness
  • Stories that explore the nooks and crannies of an original world
  • Big events from the everyman perspective
  • Unique settings and storytelling forms
  • Well written stories with strong characters

Make sure you read the entire submissions guidelines for things they don’t  like.

Oh and I forgot to mention, this is a speculative fiction magazine for women - because we’re badass, of course.

Iji Ala: An Ancient Igbo Sacred Science of Energy Management and Harmonization for the Present World

Nwunye:

I thought you might be interested in this article. I certainly am!

Originally posted on Odinani: The Sacred Arts & Sciences of the Igbo People:

Geodesy (Iji Ala/Iji Ana/Iji Ani) is one of the ancient sacred sciences which the Igbo people demonstrated a great mastery of. They knew, expounded and extensively practiced this spiritual science of bringing celestial harmony down to Earth (Anakwudo-ma-Enukwudo). In this light, Geodesy is a truly multi-dimensional science or what may be termed ”a meta-science” driven by high precision thinking, the manifestation of which is evinced in such notable cosmological engineering feats as the creation of geothermal pyramid powered human settlements, through the specific application of this sacred science in the form of “Ikwunite-Aba-Igwe” (lit. Raising the Crown of the Celestial Mound).

Nsude Pyramids in Abaja, Northern Igbo land
Nsude Pyramids in Abaja, Northern Igbo land

For the Igbo people of old and present, inhabited houses can be ensouled and rituals abound for ensouling houses before habitation, as well as for un-ensouling houses after the demise of their occupants. The same exists…

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What an úbò sounds like.

I have decided to write the man in the video below and ask if he will give me online tutorials in playing the úbò. I have always loved its sound and thanks to my mother, I now own one. It’s the calabash-looking instrument.

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But first I am going to treat the gourd and the wood with oil over a few weeks to make sure it does not crack further,  to help it last long and give it a good sound.

The ogene I will clean and oil as well. And after that, me and the Tot will spend an afternoon finding/whittling the perfect stick to play it with. Such fun!