Distillation of a Decade: A Poem By Adepoju Isaiah Gbenga
A poem that can tell the story of our existence with such crisp and catchy lines wins just about any heart effortlessly. Adepoju Isaiah Gbenga won us with his poem “Distillation of a Decade.” The ‘story’ woven into the lines of this poem is our…
Africanus: A Poem By Nigerian Poet, Ayodeji Oje
There’s always a lot to say about Africa and the black heritage, and each time we read young African poets, like Ayodeji Oje, who have something important to say about the Africa of our dreams, we are obligated to share with the world. In the…
Two Poems By Joshua James Onuh
Poetry is not always about the aesthetics of concrete poems and the symphony of rhymed verses. Sometimes, it is didactic. Other times, it documents the Afro-wits and wisdom passed down by our ancestors. This is what Joshua James Onuh does with his poetry. These two…
Two Poems By Akeem S.A
Documenting the times and seasons in lines and in verses is the obsession of fine poets, and Akeem S.A is not an exception. In these poems, “The Lads Rising, the Monarchs Falling” and “Wrecked Dream” he writes about the state of affairs in his home…
Jungle Justice: A Short Story By Michael Emeka
A good short story is like a cupcake, when you are just beginning to love the flavor and texture, then you are left with only one bite or even nothing. This is how you will feel when you read Jungle Justice. Michael Emeka tells a…
Three Poems By Nigerian Poet, Boloere Seibidor
This suite of poems is a tripod, nestling lines with the potency of red-hot coals. The poems might smell like your fondest memories of love and replay your wrestling matches with anxiety and faith issues, but one thing is certain, they will warm your heart…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Ayooluwa Olasupo
In the poem, “This Time Last Year”, Ayooluwa Olasupo proves that poetry is about the best way to invest pain. The richness of her diction is compelling and every line of the first poem is embroidered with a mesmerizing metaphor that pours right into the…
TRISHA: A Short Story By Mustapha Enesi
“Trisha” is a sizzling short story that is fast-paced and narrates from the second-person point of view an incredibly intriguing story of a woman in her forties. The story is short but interestingly explosive. Mustapha Enesi brilliantly holds a reader spellbound in three minutes and…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Daniel Tabowei
The lines of these two poems, “Hallucinations” and “The Passion” will snake through your mind slowly but with such a marveling intensity. Daniel Tabowei carefully chooses metaphors and imageries with the finesse of a fine-fingered sculptor who chisels a crooked log into a magnificent sculpture….
I’m Unable to Love the Girl in my DM: A Poem by Edwin Olu Bestman
Edwin’s poem, “I’m Unable to Love the Girl in my DM” strikes a chord with contemporary love relationships. How it sets out with the fury of a wildfire, burns wildly like an inferno, and quickly smoothers into a stream of noxious smoke. In this poem,…
Our #MCM for the week is Wale Ayinla @Wale_Ayinla, whose chapbook, "To Cast a Dream", was selected as winner of 2020 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize! The award-winning book will be published by Jai-Alai Booka @jaialaibooks later this year.
We loved reading your poems and it's such a delight to share them with the world.
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Two of my favorite poems "Out" and "Rooftops" have been published by @eboquills.
Thank you for the publication.
Do check them out!
Celebrated #writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced and launched the #StartReadingByReading Challenge on her Instagram Page, here's how to enter.
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