Naijastories.com is calling on the general public to contibute to an anthology to commemorate the death, Sunday 3rd of June, of 153 passengers and crew of Dana Airlines Flight 9J-992 from Abuja to Lagos and about 10 residents of the houses the plane crashed into.
Naija Stories wants to see the writers among us take this tragedy and turn it into something that we can all connect with. Stories and Poetry have proved to be healing outlets as communities attempt to make sense of trauma. In whatever form we choose to write, we can deal with our emotions, report on how we can do better next time or even give life back to the dead by telling their stories.
Send in Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry from now till the end of June to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also register and post your entries directly to the site. Selected entries will be published in an anthology by the end of July 2012. For more details, see http://www.naijastories.com/2012/06/writing-to-heal-and-remember-calling-dana-flight-9j-992-to-lagos/
Our hope is that the anthology will help us as a community to deal with this. This will be a celebration of life.
Life is Precious. Stories are Forever.
Let us not forget.
Photo description: Air hostesses who died in the Dana Airplane crash