One Poem By Etim Bassey Onyam
Can poetry be a vehicle for social change? When the protests and social media hashtags do not yield the results we want, can we turn to poetry? In this poem, “Who Hears Me?” Etim Bassey Onyam, sends a strong message enveloped in metaphors. Every verse…
Five Poems By South Sudanese Poet, Marial Awendit
These poems draw from personal experiences and the political climate in South Sudan. The lines are elegant, rhythmic, and gracefully witty. Marial Awendit, unreservedly pours himself into these poems, employing brevity and simple sophistication in an impressive way. We are thrilled to share these poems…
One Poem By Liberian Poet, Arthur Shedrick Davies
Repetition, as a poetic device, can make a poem seem like a mouthful and increase the risk of boring one’s reader but in “Wishes”, Liberian poet, Arthur Shedrick Davies employs it with such admirable elegance! Also, we love(d) that the metaphors were both sizzling and…
Lonely Soul, A Poem By Nigerian Poet, I B Adebayo
Sharp. Soft. And moving. Are words that came to mind as we read “Lonely Soul”, written by I B Adebayo. It purrs at the reader’s mind like a pet running into the safe arms of its owner on a stormy night. We loved reading this…
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….
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…
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"...I am the voice of reason,
That dance not to the deceitful tone
Of political eloquence and propaganda
I am the voice above religious hypocrisy and sycophancy
Truth is my warrant and change is my cause..."
Who Hears Me? By Etim Bassey Onyam
Read here: https://eboquills.com/2021/04/24/one-poem-by-etim-bassey-onyam/