Song from the highway, A Poem By Habeeb Ajinifesin
Is there a better way to remind the world of the struggles of street hawkers than to write a poem with sharp lines that pierce right into our souls? Habeeb Ajinifesin’s poem, “Song from the highway” is what we would describe as a dirge for…
One Poem By Nigerian Poet, Adeyeye James Oluwatobi
What Adeyeye James Oluwatobi refers to as “the re-visitation of grief” can destabilize anyone. The poet employs pungent metaphors to share a story that seems so personal but also universal. – Editorial Team Grey Now that loss fills everywhere – I keep running, it’s not…
Dear Kojo, A Short Story By Ubong Johnson
Oscillating between vices and wild teenage love, Kojo, a delinquent boy is about to meet his end and only this letter might save him. “Dear Kojo” by Ubong Johnson is a story written from the heart. It is warm and enjoyable to read. – Editorial…
One Poem By Ebubechukwu Ifenna Udeoba
Do we realize the extent to which we wreck the future by abusing children whether through child labor or child marriage? In the poem, “Going up- a memoir of flying bodies” Ebubechukwu Ifenna Udeoba raises concerns about child abuse with imageries that melt the heart….
Just Got a Rejection Mail? Here’s How to Handle it
On the first day of January 2021, I was going through my Facebook page and I saw one of my friends share “I got a rejection mail on the first day of the year, what a way to begin”. I could relate to her pain…
Sarah’s Story, A Short Story By Chuks Obinna
A man desperate to fill a vacuum meets a woman who commercializes her company, gives pleasure for payment but he is hesitant to call her a prostitute. Why does friendship hide in some of the most unlikely places? Chuks Obinna answers this question in this…
Two Poems By Liberian Poet, Abunic Sherif II
Liberian poet, Abunic Sherif II seems to have taken extra care to condense his emotions into these two poems which satisfy the didactic needs of the wit, without letting the thirst of aesthetes go unquenched. You will love every verse of these poems. – Editorial…
Broken Bird, A Short Story By Nweke Ozioma Ruth
Imade’s husband and children are wiped out by a violent bandit attack. How does she process the tragic loss? Does the world around her adjusts or simply hurry along as though nothing happened? Nweke Ozioma Ruth’s “Broken Bird”, is a heartbreaking short story, that is…
One Poem By Liberian Poet, Janetta Marilyn Konah
What could be more impressive than the manner in which Janetta Marilyn Konah manages to condense decades of warm memories into “Memorabilia”? We are delighted to share this lovely poem with you! – Editorial Team Memorabilia In the left cornerof our big family piazza,The rocking…
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Lolwe will be open for submissions for Issue 5 in the month of February (1-28 February 2022). The issue will be guest-edited by Mali Kambandu (@malingose), Willie Lee Kinard III (@WillieKinardIII) and Yovanka Paquete Perdigão (@postcolonialchi). Details: https://lolwe.org/submit/
The poem, "Sugar on wet Sand" by Omodero David, is experimental and daring. The poet is set to take the #poetrycommunity by storm and our fingers are crossed.
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"Along Came Love" by Zubair Hassan Baba, is what we might refer to as brilliant historical fiction. You may smile or sigh but surely, you will fall deeply in love with Zubair's storytelling style at the end of it all.
Read story here: https://eboquills.com/2021/05/01/along-came-love-a-short-story-by-zubair-hassan-baba/