Freedom Or Something Like That

Freedom Or Something Like That

The cell that housed us for eleven months was dingy. The edges of the small room stank of piss, the walls were smeared with shit from the asses of fellow inmates and the atmosphere in general reeked of six unwashed bodies. My fellow inmates were, practically, products of several months of confinement in such unpleasant […]

Abiku Metamorphosis

Abiku Metamorphosis

Abiku the child of circumstances O’ Arise your lusty spirit as day chameleon into twilight ghostly parade you stage on the sloppy hill decked in devilish sartorial with rueful clues written upon the sky. Abiku the reigning african deity your witty panegyrics, and funky mantra we shall duly say make not our home a harvest […]

Barivuray

Barivuray

Tribe – Ogoni; State – Rivers.  Papa told me to tell everyone to call me ‘Mary’ when we got to Lagos. ‘But why Papa?’ I asked, folding my tiny body into his thick, strong one as the bus ferrying us from Gokana to Lagos bumped up and down roads riddled with potholes. There was a […]

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The Virgin Saviour 2

Chapter Five Things started falling apart for the people of Amechi just six short months after Igodo was crowned the Igwe of the land. If the villagers had been more vigilant during Igodo’s coronation they would have seen that Amadioha was very angry with the crowning of Igodo as the new Igwe as demonstrated by […]

My Comrades

My Comrades

My comrades. During the time of plenty, with me they merry. My comrades. In me solace find when in need. My warm comrades. From afar, affection bestow when I’m skint. My comrades, when we node, with compassion, and charity, like Joseph, I pardon.

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