The second part of the series on the times, roles and death of Nigeria’s first military head of state.
I lay my dreams on the table Like a clocking call, I waited, Dream deferred and dreams achieved, A feeling that differs, not all will feel. A story of when, not more than words of pen, a living tree exhale more life than dead. Give me time to lay the vision in my sleep, Like … Continue reading Dream, good to meet you!
WATCHMAN, of a Ruined City Joshua Omenga Watchman on empty watchtower Into this bleak future peer For behind, the ruin looms Of your beloved country: Flow of blood on thresholds Wives ravished before husbands Parents butchered before children Aged bones suffused in offspring’s blood… Watchman, report this horror in your land Where each step treads … Continue reading Watchman Of A Ruined City
Today I was just reminiscing about the condition of my people, The struggle for the ‘good things in life’ has made everybody forget the simple things, Like the songs of the sparrow in the morning, the taste of freshly tapped palm wine, The beauty of communion among people of the same culture in the … Continue reading Forgotten Lands
A REVIEW OF IKECHUKWU ORJINTA’S THE DEATH OF BIAFRA Book: The Death of Biafra (Genocide in Nigeria 1967-1970). Authors: Gills Caron and F. Bonneville. Translator from French: Rev Fr Dr Dr Ikechukwu Aloysius Orjinta. Genre: Memoir, History. Imprint: Nsukka: University of Nigeria Press Ltd, 2012. Pages: 157. ISBN: 978-978-8446-22-4. There is no basis for unity: … Continue reading A Review Of Ikechukwu Orjinta’s The Death Of Biafra
Come! let me decieve you With gown and beret Of innocence like born-again christians Come! ‘Cos I’m at the point Where the three eyed owl Will narrate the happenings At the carnival of follies in The land of the snakes Where president of my state was A comical cowboy I was there as well So … Continue reading A Tale of Nonsense
Conformists fall for anything, Driven by others’ opinions like a leaf in the wind, The world is full of men who just want to blend in, Men who would sell their voice even if the world’ll come to ruin. History has its heroes, history has its villains, History has its record full of men who lived in vain, Men who cannot think for … Continue reading Enough of Mere Men
Ifeoma’s view on life is about to change and it all starts with her arranged marriage. I thought about what mother had told me before we left the house: “Don’t talk about anything opinion worthy, at least not the first time. Discuss about children, his family, favorite dishes and so on. It’s what he’ll … Continue reading Small Town (Part 2)
… are you stranded… … looking for the way… … out of the prison cell… … out of the mountain of torture… … I was once a prisoner… … maybe, I’m still one … perhaps, not as heroic as Mandela… … maybe, not as infamous as Anini… … but from the cell… … I garnered … Continue reading …from prison…
An Insight on the manuscript attributed to Emmanuel Ifeajuna, an architect of the January 15 1966 coup.
A sceptre has been looming over our heads, a sceptre called Biafra. For 42 years it has defied gravity and remained poised up above the firmament of the geographical location called Nigeria. This sceptre most recently was brandished a little closer to our heads by the publishing of Achebe’s book, There was a Country. It … Continue reading Cry the beloved Country, the Sceptre may not hold
In the beginning, there was time, and in time, there was nothing hidden… What’s not now, will be tomorrow, and has surely been before… The mystery of karma… “What goes around,comes around, cos it has always been, around”… The revelation too, that the sins of the fathers, still haunt in afterlife… The history of history, … Continue reading All in good Time
50 cycles have come and gone
50 seasons under the sun
Suns have risen and set
Life and taunting death
Strifing peace and gentle war
NIGERIA @ 50: a story in verse The land that flowed with milk and honey Forests green, sun sunny Belles pretty lads strong Sweet were words in our song Tall was our humble pride Wisdom was our teaching guide Peace in hand, war in pouch The gourd our plate, the mat our couch To- their … Continue reading NIGERIA: how far we have gone! (PART1)