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in the brothels
of the sky
you will find heavy set houri
who sees your rod as the pathway to eternal bliss
who sees a pestle stirring the cosmic soup
beyond good and evil
beyond earth and heaven
paint like a blind artist!

 

 

 

 

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About the Author:

portrait-taiyeOjo Taiye is a young Nigerian who uses poetry as a handy tool to hide his frustration with the society. He is a twenty- three-year-old microbiology graduate from Tansian University. He loves books and Anime in that order. Taiye has some of his muddled thoughts published and forthcoming in a few e-magazines such as Kalahari Review, Tuck magazine, Lunaris Review, Elsewhere, whispersinthewind33 and so on.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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