Amie’s Blog™ is a literary and social commentary bi-weekly blog written by Nigerian writer and avid reader, Amarachi “Amie” Ike (Twt: @heyamarachi).
On AB, you can read all kinds of book-related content; the latest book reviews and recommendations, reading lists curated by Amie, and on occasion, opinionated articles on the Gen Z experience.
Amie is a 20-year-old short story writer and aspiring author living in Abuja, Nigeria. She has been an ardent lover of literature since childhood and is determined to one day write and publish her own stories… just as soon as she can figure out what she actually wants to write about.
Until that time in the far or near future (nobody knows these things), she’s immersing herself in creative works from all around the world and from young writers like herself in her home country. That’s given her a second purpose: to get people reading these works.
Through her blog, she hopes to bring the beauty of African and World literature to your forefront and in turn celebrate all those who’ve been brave enough to leave pieces of themselves, pieces of us, in their written works of art.
Presently, Amie is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Nigeria, Enugu. In X (to the power of ASUU and FG) years, she will be a surgeon. Until that day comes, she has to study hard and learn a lot to get there. She can answer your health/medical related question here.
- A hiatusFor a long time now I have considered completely deleting this blog. I am growing further away from it as I delve deeper into my clinical studies. And while writing … Continue reading A hiatus
- Zimbabwean Author Petina Gappah will judge the 2022 International Booker Prize. Here’s more on who she is.The Booker Prizes are the most coveted of all literary prizes. Over the years, we have seen incredible authors from all over the world—the likes of Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, … Continue reading Zimbabwean Author Petina Gappah will judge the 2022 International Booker Prize. Here’s more on who she is.
- What Your Favorite African Writers Did on Insta This WeekWriters can be weird. They can also be really cool. Whichever one they choose to be on any given day, we have social media to keep us in the know. … Continue reading What Your Favorite African Writers Did on Insta This Week
- A Ray Bradbury Weekend Reading ListHello reader! I’m back with another reading list you can inject into the pauses of your weekend. We’ll be reading the legendary Ray Bradbury this Saturday and Sunday. I promise … Continue reading A Ray Bradbury Weekend Reading List
- My Afro-Lit Wish-List August 2021My next book haul is coming soon in Jesus’ name, Amen. Until that great day comes when I stop being such a broke bitch and actually enter a book store … Continue reading My Afro-Lit Wish-List August 2021
Amie is currently open to freelance writing gigs.
If you need any of the following services, send her an email: email@example.com or a nifty direct message on twitter @heyamarachi
- Content-writing/Ghost writing (sample fiction/nonfiction here and here).
A Special Message
You’re just in luck!
For a limited amount of time, I will be offering FREE editing and proof-reading services to you. Yup. You heard me right. Free of charge. At no cost to you. You’ve got a free editor, my dear. As in, you literally won’t pay me a dime. Did I mention it’s free?
If you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity and do me the honor of being your literary godmother, send me an email (same one from up above) with the Ms Word document attached and we’ll get to work.
Here’s the catch though:
-Your submission must be a work of fiction or creative nonfiction.
-It must be less than 3000 words (It’s a promo, not slavery).
-You have to be subscribed to the blog and follow me on twitter to be valid for this offer.
That’s it. If everything checks out, send that email my way and you’ll get a response from me in no more than three days.
I look forward to working with you and I can’t wait to see where this takes us!