Children are the heritage of God Children are gifts from God Be it a male or female They are both equal. Take care of them, they are the future Discipline them; that you may have peace at old age Feed them, clothe them, they are your image Educate them, they are solutions to problems Preserve … Continue reading Children
Our Sunday morning began with Papa Ubong chasing little Ubong out of their little hut with a machete. He threatened to cut the little girl to pieces if she ever stepped foot into his hut or compound ever again. Mama Ubong stood helplessly watching her husband whom she honoured and respected chase her daughter Ubong … Continue reading Witch Child…
Amidst rising smoke and beating drums, the priestess staggered to the haunting beat. Her wrists and ankles richly adorned with cowries and brightly coloured beads. Her hair wrapped in a thickly knotted red cloth with another, knotted tightly above her ample bossom as she continued to stagger in drunken stupor. She was supposed to be … Continue reading Abiku?
By Ochuko Tonukari When I was very young, way back in the 80s, one of the few places that filled me with a sense of wonder and curiosity was the Sapele market. I love it at all times of the day, in all its moods; crowded and gay in the afternoon, deserted and mysterious … Continue reading The Sapele Market of my childhood
Dear brethren, I must write to tell you how am doing. It has been long since I left to this my unknown journey. You must have missed me alot, but I miss you all more. I still recall the lovely days we share together, laughing, eating and playing together. Everything was just normal not until … Continue reading Not my fault- An epistle of a mad man to his people
It is not all bad with the night.
Yes, men with evil hearts prowl in darkness seeking their prey,
With their instrument of pain they cause havoc.
At dawn, bad news shall be on their trail.
With arms wrapped across the breasts, men discuss, after the night.