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For The Love Of Iverem

Tribe: TIV States: Benue, Taraba, Plateau, Nasarawa, Enugu. Time: Precolonial Nigeria. Only one person could have made Kuhemba leave the warmth of his bed this cold morning. Iverem. She didn’t know what he had planned, but he knew she wouldn’t approve; She was too proper. He peered through the foliage, ducking as the procession approached. … Continue reading For The Love Of Iverem

Not a Poet’s Verse but an Everyday Note: A Critique of Terver Chieshe’s He Calms the Storms

Not a Poet’s Verse but an Everyday Note: A Critique of Terver Chieshe’s He Calms the Storms

Most readers these days especially of poetry adopt the scanning system. They look at a piece of work in a few seconds, appraise  and discard it. Such a reader would skim through the first pages of introduction or maybe, not even look at it at all. You see the Preface where the author says the … Continue reading Not a Poet’s Verse but an Everyday Note: A Critique of Terver Chieshe’s He Calms the Storms

Christmas Changes

Christmas Changes

YEAR: 2010 LOCATION: New Karu, Nassarawa State On another Christmas day, I stay smiling, the harmattan allowing us to wear our suits for once. It was shocking to start receiving messages on the 24th. Wasn’t expecting anything of such, with Facebook, the likes and all. I thought that like birthdays, all messages would be parcelled … Continue reading Christmas Changes

All In A Name

All In A Name

If you want to get the word out, you can telegraph, telephone or tell-a-woman… :)   SUGHUR-SHA-TER-AÔNDO-KWA-HEMBA-U-GA   Sughur-sha-ter-aôndo-kwa-hemba-u-ga Screams my name Fully knit without the apostrophe Cutting the impact of a lot   It was the same 28 letters Singing distortingly beautiful lips That gave me thoughts You asked what it was “Like it?” … Continue reading All In A Name