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Whistle of Death: Scream of a Thousand Corpses- Episode 1

I don’t know what happened. I don’t know how it happened. I don’t even know when it happened, and my God!, I swear I am so afraid it happened. THEY ARE ALL DEAD! ALL OF THEM!! But how? Oh God! Please wake me from this nightmare. Just give my body a tap and I know … Continue reading Whistle of Death: Scream of a Thousand Corpses- Episode 1

What if Warri was a country: Warri 2052

What if Warri was a country: Warri 2052

Bio Name : Aghogho Sam Location : Lagos (Federal Republic of Nigeria) Summary: After Warri’s secession from Nigeria, the oil rich nation joined the ranks of  developing countries. But did this development in Warri change the outdated mindsets and traditions of the people ?   ———————————————————————————————————————————- When Warri Republic was declared an independent state, everyone … Continue reading What if Warri was a country: Warri 2052

A Certain Induction – Shrine Tale

A Certain Induction – Shrine Tale

A certain induction After the several songs, thoughts, losses and all, the voice gently cried, “Time.” It was enough. Two decades and more coming in the fusion of words brought together to form slight lines of verses and stanzas. The songs sprang out while the others threw the pretence, coming in chants. A servant, the … Continue reading A Certain Induction – Shrine Tale

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

Keeping Family Tradition

Keeping Family Tradition

As I slam my pestle into the unlucky pieces of yam lying helplessly in the mortar, my heart pounds rhythmically against my chest. I feel the seismic vibration. It complements the pestle-pummelling-mortar sound nicely. The harmony of both pounding sounds is however not as synchronized as the one that comes out of Mama Shade’s kitchen. … Continue reading Keeping Family Tradition