One Poem By Nigerian Poet, Chinedu Gospel
The poet, Chinedu Gospel, describes the uncultured African man as that man whose only adventure is “…traveling around the circumference of waistlines.” The metaphor is the spine of this exquisite poem and we are delighted to share it with you. – Editorial poem Tailoring an…
Three Poems By Spanish Poet, ts hidalgo
In these three poems, ts hidalgo takes the reader on a tour to a land of creative explosion of poesy. The way he knots all the verses of each poem into a beautiful ribbon in the finishing line is very impressive. Enjoy the read! -Editorial…
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…
The First Time I Got on a Writing Contest Shortlist
In 2015, after over a year of entering contests and sending my work everywhere, I got on a writing contest shortlist for the first time. I was in the university at that time and was living in the hostel. Turns out the grand finale would…
A Review of Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood
The Joys of Motherhood is one of the books I am ashamed to admit that I read so late. But as they say, it is better late than never. Let me begin by saying I really love how Buchi Emecheta paints the plight of an…
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….
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…
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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.
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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
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