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COMING SOON: GREEN WHITE GREEN

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Set for an early 2016 release is GREEN WHITE GREEN the debut feature of Nigerian filmmaker Abba Makama with a screenplay by yours truly, Africa Ukoh. GREEN WHITE GREEN is a coming of age story about three young Nigerians with time to burn, a borrowed film camera and dreams as big as their motherland. The film stars Ifeanyi Dike Jr., Samuel Robinson, Jamal Ibrahim, Crystabel Goddy, Bimbo Manuel, Okey, Uzoeshi and Meg Otanwa. I had a ton of fun writing the script and it’s certainly going to be a film with a unique and vibrant visual flair.

Check out other works by Abba Makama here. And to find out more about my black ass you can visit the About An African Page.

Writer’s Dictionary: Subtext

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Subtext
n.

1. A process in which a writer figures out exactly what he/she wants to say in his/her writing then says it in such a way that is isn’t exactly said.
2. The thirdly deadly weapon of scriptwriting.

The characters need to be very complex, so that makes the subtext all the more important.

Writer’s Dictionary: Sponging

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Sponging
n.

A technique used by writers to improve their work especially stream of consciousness writing. When sponging a writer refrains from writing for a certain period of time focusing instead on accumulating experiences through activities such as reading, traveling, spending time with loved ones, observing society etc. The stimuli from these experiences are not analyzed but allowed to seep into the writer’s subconscious then poured out at the point of return to writing.

I can’t write with a cast on so for now I’m just sponging.

Sponge
n.

The state or condition of absorbing experiences so as to influence one’s writing later.

I tend to be a lazy writer so I have to be careful to not get stuck in a sponge.

Writer’s Dictionary: White Board

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White board
n.

A thing or (preferably) person upon which a writer throws all his/her ridiculous ideas so as to open up mental and creative space for the ingenious ideas to flow in.

Writing the final scenes was a headache but once Esther came in as my white board I was able to figure out the ending.

v.
White-boarding

To serve as a white board for someone, typically a writer.

I love white-boarding for John whenever he starts writing new work.

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… Mightier than the Sword

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THE PEN. THE BLOG. THE VOICE. THE WORD.

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THEY ARE MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD!

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