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Horses in Möenchengladbach | T. S. Hidalgo | African Poetry

Among telephone listenings, and hidden cameras, on a terrace in Germany, and infiltrators (as waiters, at noon and at three, and at nine o’clock and at six, as a delivery man, and as customers of every creed, also: two lesbians, a Bateman and a mystical marriage). “Wait for me to give you the order,” in […]

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The Strangest Thing | by Ngozi Cole | African Poetry

It’s hard to get inside my head. Many pendulums of unfinished thoughts Each swiveling recklessly off the edge of a careless charade. Words dripping from an orange amber suckle Succulent metaphors ready to burst from a Fragile nectar. Often, these blobs have become liquefied, And they’ve seeped through cracks and ran Slowly down my cheeks, […]

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Why We are Celebrating Ggbenga Adesina’s Poem in New York Times Magazine

Gbenga Adesina first came under our radar in 2014 when he submitted a poem titled “Rediscovery,” a beautiful piece that we went on to publish. He continued writing and getting his work out there in various platforms. As it happens for hardworking and talented writers, Adesina is finally on the road to the success of which […]

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On the Phone, Her Voice — The Sound of Violin | by Chukwudi Okoye | African Poetry

On the phone, Her voice — the sound of violin — Would play in melancholy With every words she uttered Until the night spread Its wrapper across the moon And brought tears to my eyes. She said: “Charles, the problem with our Generation Is that we mistake sex for love.” And I blinked my eyes […]

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Retrograde Amnesia | by Dimeji Abidoye | African Poetry

  Every thing begins to fade in the afternoon. It is no trick of my manias, It is the light. It tells none of and all of the lies. What is not already dead is dying. Then there will be you and there will be me, sitting in a lawn chair in the lucent circle […]

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Things I Taught You | by Danvictor Ebirim | African Poetry

Time flies. Days turn to night, Or is it the other way I’ve lost track of time, Or am I wrong? Like rugby, Things I Taught you, A scrum, bodies entangled You found it funny. I found it rough. You Said it’s because I like to be different. I think not. Maybe I am wrong, […]

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Gaze | by Marial Awendit | African Poetry

  (i) sea I am a sea open to your azure gaze of silent words spilling from yesterday’s black veins (ii) egg your own world an egg; where to enter is to destroy and to forsake is to save. if mine has been lust for refuge I can then hide in myself; I am still […]

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There Will Be No Forgetting | by Esther Edoho | African Poetry

i. My mother sent a photograph of my cousins sitting around a kitchen stool in our backyard eating garri and soup from the same plate. I haven’t seen them in six years. My youngest cousin is much older than I imagined yet I haven’t been away that long. I remember her as a baby with […]

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Some Exclusive Details on EC Osondu’s New Novel When the Sky is Ready the Stars Will Appear

EC Osondu's New Novel When the Sky is Ready the Stars Will Appear

Nigerian author E C Osondu has a new novel on the way, and we have some exclusive details on the synopsis […]

Nwando Achebe’s New Book Celebrates Centuries of Female Power in Africa

Nwando Achebe's New Book Celebrates Centuries of Female Power in Africa

A new book by renowned historian Nwando Achebe traces a history of African women in power. Female Monarchs and Merchant […]

My Memories Are of Flowers | Sodiq Oyekanmi | Poetry

My Memories Are of Flowers _ Sodiq Oyekanmi _ Poetry

to the tome of memories tonight I revisit opening pages of the past like a writer editing a dusty manuscript, […]

Umbrella | Meredith Chiwenkpe Asuru | Fiction

Umbrella _ Meredith Chiwenkpe Asuru _ Fiction (1)

  “Are you coming in or not?” she asked in a seductive tone, three fingers raised slightly above her neck. […]

Nnedi Okorafor’s LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic

Nnedi Okorafor's LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic (3)

Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor is on a roll! Barely two weeks since bagging an Eisner Award, Okarafor wins the coveted Hugo […]

Ugandan Novelist Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Celebrated Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi is on the longlist of the 2020 Edge Hill Short Story Prize for her debut […]

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