We cause you to think but, first, we make you laugh.
Ha-ha… hmm. You know, that sequence.
Our name, Punocracy, is derived from the words pun (humorous use of or play on words) and kratos (Greek for rule, government or power). As a word, it means the rule of pun or –– if you please –– punocrats, a rising group of courageous, witty and punny writers, not afraid to call a spade a spade. Or not exactly… Sometimes they just prefer to call it a monstrous, canine tooth with a special liking for tender soil. Or even something more unrelated, but trusting on the reader’s wisdom to figure it out. 🙂
We like to think of “punocracy” as the rule of satires, by the writers, for the people… the right people (let’s admit it…actually, there are those who just don’t get it.)
We are Nigeria’s first strictly satirical blog with multiple columnists, and occupying this position means a lot to us. You might’ve noticed we have a thing for using pseudonyms. Kindly note that it’s not because our authors are afraid or cowardly, it’s just part of the fun.
The word may sound effortlessly like pornography, but don’t be fooled. We titillate your senses in an entirely different way, by experimenting with the intersection between words, humour, and socio-politics.
We aim to be a home to different species of Nigerian satirists, where societal issues can be ingested, digested, regurgitated and addressed using the surgical tools of humour, pun and wit.
At Punocracy, we are fond of saying what we do not mean and meaning what we do not exactly say. So even though this means we get misinterpreted a lot, it also means we are not writing for just anyone.
Hopefully, the world’s satirical literacy (the ability to read and write satire) will somehow catch up.
What are we keen about?”
We accept works of satire in whatever form: drama, prose, poetry, news or even artistic drawings. And while we are constantly in search for creative writers to join our distinct league of columnists, we also accept and publish guest submissions sent to our email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for dropping by!