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Tell Me | Oreva-Oghene Isaac Oyibojabor | Poetry

Tell Me _ Oreva-Oghene Isaac Oyibojabor _ Fiction (1)

  I slipped through today. When it gets hard, remind me it’s not suicidal to live. Tell me of hope, of dreams and longing, Tell me my hands will grow, long enough to grab the things, that for now are beyond my reach, like the love I long for endlessly. Tell me my heart won’t […]

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Broken | Gerald Onyebuchi | Fiction

Broken _ Gerald Onyebuchi _ Fiction (1)

In the cool of the evening you met him. At a pub, a corner all by himself, gulping down shots of tequila. Only a gap separated you from him— a gap accompanied by a stifling silence. A gap, which melted away the moment he said hi! You flashed a hand at him. He reminded you […]

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Handkerchief | Sharon Rose | Fiction

Handkerchief _ Sharon Rose _ Fiction (1)

My boyfriend, last of his mother’s six children, fourteenth of his father’s nineteen, bought his mother a house. So, we drove amped on psychedelics and youth, in a seven-car convoy to a club to celebrate. The song of our convoy’s sirens cut through the muggy night and mingled with the random bursts from the guns […]

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On Desperate Pages | Chidinma Divine Iwu | Poetry

On Desperate Pages _ Chidinma Divine Iwu _ Poetry

Adéperó, Irekànmi envisages that i have been sozzled by the wine from Sobówalé’s keg and have chewed on nuts from Íyin, the ancestral witch who drives men to lunacy. she debates the fidelity of your existence. does she know; she swims in oblivion to your soothing presence swaddling my discomfort and the tranquilizing whispers that […]

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Is This Us? The Many Holes in Nigerian-American Portrayal of the Nigerian Experience | Damilola Oyedele | Essay

A few weeks ago, as I watched Yvonne Orji explain Nigerian slang to her audience, feelings I couldn’t immediately name rose in me.  In a 12-minute vignette for Vanity Fair, Orji broke down the sometimes unexplainable, always hilarious sentiments behind Nigeriannisms like ‘wawu’, ‘tufiakwa’, ‘ashewo’, ‘yansh’ and other slangs. As I watched, I tried to […]

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The Meaning of Guernica | Umar Abubakar Sidi | Poetry

  Guernica Celebration of modern fascism Horrific devastation in the Basque town of Guernica Monochrome grisaille Crawling analysis of the violent reaction of man to the very question of the order of the matador * Guernica Man looking downward Crutches breaking the irrational collage of biomorphic shapes Art is evident in the image of the […]

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I No Fit Breathe | Nigerian Pidgin English Poetry | Elizabeth Oshuare Ombor-Pereowei

  (As we take remember our broda, George Floyd) I go buy sometin for area wey I dey stay. The moni wey I know; e don tay, Naim I give dem. Maybe e no legit! Whether na my fault or no be my fault, Dem no even allow me talk! Na so olokpa dem stand […]

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Dead Women | Mphae Charmaine Mashifane | Poetry

But you want your women polite, Always acting right. You want them neatly packed in your tiny shiny boxes of Girls love pink. Women don’t drink. You want them giggling and nodding. You want them silent and hanging on walls. You want your women dead and only alive to your call. You want your women […]

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Tell Me | Oreva-Oghene Isaac Oyibojabor | Poetry

Tell Me _ Oreva-Oghene Isaac Oyibojabor _ Fiction (1)

  I slipped through today. When it gets hard, remind me it’s not suicidal to live. Tell me of hope, […]

Broken | Gerald Onyebuchi | Fiction

Broken _ Gerald Onyebuchi _ Fiction (1)

In the cool of the evening you met him. At a pub, a corner all by himself, gulping down shots […]

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Nigerian Software Engineer Invents New Igbo Writing System

Lotanna Igwe-Odunze is a software engineer, artist and writer who developed a new system for Igbo writing called the Ńdébé […]

All About Nsah Mala’s Cameroonian Children’s Book Coming Out in Spring 2021

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A US publishing house for children’s literature POW! Kids Books has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Africa, to Cameroonian poet and […]

The Dissolving Center of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart? — Watch Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fourth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, the Professor dives into the […]

Namwali Serpell to Join Harvard English Department as Full Professor

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  Namwali Serpell announced on Twitter this week that she will be joining the Harvard English Department as Full Professor […]

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