We stand on the threshold of justice and equity As each stand is a stand that will go down memory lane That will speak for generation to come As each is fashioned and shining as that of the sun To dare to look on We walk the walk for the emancipation Of our people … Continue reading The State of the Nation: Injustice in Our Land
I His whole life flashed in front of him, as the words filtered into his ears. He was never one to hold that expression to be realistic. It was something he often came across casually in novels and articles in magazines. When people come across a sudden life-threatening bad news, the first few seconds often … Continue reading Roads untravelled, Words unsaid
After all the rigorous clearance from the admin-board, I was finally freed of the excruciating boredom attached to its submission. I retired to class with enough gladness that could brighten the day. Sitting all exhausted, with my head in between my thighs. I perceived an Angelic movement, Yes! I wasn’t hallucinating it was true after … Continue reading Dreams come true
If birds were always supposed to fly Of what importance is kiwi? If foods were always meant for the mouth Of what importance is IV fluid? Soil to the soul Only makes one dirty, Like a garment in a hole I found not myself until twenty, Aggressiveness, Endurance, Routine Taught to me since like forever; … Continue reading Rolling Stone (excerpt Of My Biography)
Locked up for four days now. My coming out is sure twelve days from now. The stress of Life… Trying not to hype This literary task Lord, I pray to wax Stronger in the midst of this multiple hours of sticking my buttocks to this wooden son of a Tree In trying to make this … Continue reading Anthobiology
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all are as excited and optimistic about 2016 as I am. It’s going to be a wonderful year for us all by God’s Grace. Let’s keep the flame of hope burning bright. Where there is life there is hope. … Continue reading What do Men really think about natural hair?
Of the many things that one may choose to do with his time, it could be said that helping another person is the most noble; and indeed, the time which would be taken to do this endeavour could be said to be well spent. It should seem then, that the most noble acts are the … Continue reading Away with Words
You do not want to take too much of a direct approach when trying to tell your Igbo relatives about the fact that you don’t intend to get married. I believe I can take the liberty of saying that the same applies to any Nigerian family as well; cutting across tribe, and the parameter of … Continue reading Bane of my Bone; Stress of my Flesh
Sitting at the dining table idle. The door opens. Pause. Shuts. Coat rustles, socks rub against shoes. My dad walks in with a white rectangular box. “Sultan! Guess what?” he asks excitedly. I look at him to acknowledge his question. “I got you an iPhone 5 instead of 4!” I consider this. I consider him … Continue reading iPhone
This has to be rated the shortest and the most eye opening event I’ve ever witnessed. The horrors in this world cannot fully be enumerated because more and more horrors spring up by the second, faster than anyone is able to take count off any longer. From the corner that’s the window in my room, … Continue reading Horror in the world: Victims and Victors (Short story)
The sun was hot, but I couldn’t care less. I had to take a walk, to be far from my bed, from my room, from home. There seemed to be something in the room — something invisible — that stoke gloom and infused sadness into me, causing my heart to fizz, like a shaken bottle … Continue reading I Took A Walk
AS I LAY DYING… How was I to know that this day will ever arrive when I will look back at all my years of living, all my strivings, all my loves and hates, all my desires and loathing, all my years of devotion to religion, all the pains and travails of my … Continue reading As I Lay Dying
Last week, the news of the solidarity march for the detained radio Biafra director went viral like the news of a pastor who was caught masturbating. Everywhere was muffled up in that news. The eve of the march was characterized with young boys who smelled of a horrible cross-pollination of cheap spirits popularly known as … Continue reading I Was Biafran
Welcome to Nigeria, where the rich get richer and the poor die of starvation. I’m writing this from a cab, somewhere in Nigeria. Students are rioting over an increment in late registration fees and God help me all I can think is ‘God please don’t let them start shooting ’. What has this country come … Continue reading My Country Nigeria
Money buys us all, male and female and although some may claim not to want it, ask them if they act all grumpy when someone asks for their bank account details. Some others say the root of all evil is money Well I think this famous saying is funny, contradicting and somewhat cunning because the last … Continue reading How much does everything cost?