Fiction and Poetry

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i’d like to own an elephant — that’s no bigger than a peanut | temidayo okun

By temidayo okun i’d like to sit on a bed of roses — while watching…

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A Poem Where Goodbye(s) Means What the Hands Cannot Hold Anymore | Anderson Moses

By Moses Anderson After Amanam Ndem                     You have heard that the cemetery has more talents,…

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Off River Road, a Girl Plays a Sax Solo to Truncate the Intricacies of My History | Frank Njugi

By Frank Njugi & in a film, one girl wearing a bustier corset might trip…

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Green Zone | Jide Badmus

By Jide Badmus I. The sun undresses before lounging waters as though for a swim.…

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Two poems | Adesiyan Oluwapelumi

aubade with mo(u)rning birds the earth thumps like a body set to die the heart…

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Praying in a Lawn | Ogah Friday David

By Ogah Friday David I do not fret when my prayer refuses flight. Perhaps I…

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There Is Nothing Christian about a Road | Enit’ayanfe Ayosojumi Akinsanya

Their mothers will soon go to the backyard, a big cockerel squawking in their grip,…

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Recrudescence | Ement Amaku

By Ement Amaku The cycle turns and turns like tumbleweeds blown by a whirlwind. Today,…

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Self Portrait At Nineteen | Hassan Usman

By Hassan Usman it’s 5:00 in the morning. I tiptoe towards the room’s oldest mirror…

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A Calligraphy of Love & Sweet Memories

By Olowo Qudus Opeyemi the shades of the night/ faded & metamorphosed into mild metaphors/…