FROM THE BLUES (ISSUE 8)

EVERYTHING DIMS AT TWILIGHT | Olubowale Johnson Please, don’t bid me rise Here with my eyelids close I lie For why’s the haste into the day Whilst still so young If a little slumber can e...

SPOKEN WAVES I (ISSUE 8)

SPOKEN WAVES (ISSUE 8) Bankole Kolawole (BankHALL) is a poet whose mastery of consonance is jaw-dropping. He plays on words with ease, like he plays the Ludo game. He is best known for his impeccable ...

SPOKEN WAVES II (ISSUE 8)

SPOKEN WAVES II (ISSUE 8) Prince Charles is a 400-level student of Mass Communication in the University of Benin. The Festival Director of UNIBEN Literary Festival, Charles was the second runner-up at...

SPOKEN WAVES III (ISSUE 8)

SPOKEN WAVES III (ISSUE 8) Born Valentine Onyeka Ogunaka, Brainbox is one of Africa’s finest spoken word artist, teacher, activist, filmmaker, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur who started ...

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION I (ISSUE 8)

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION I (ISSUE 8) THREE POEMS | PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN ANIEKE MALAPHORS In a world of tasteless language and prostituted expressions Malaphors are good friends of writers Natural flow of w...

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION III (ISSUE 8)

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION III (ISSUE 8) PINNED DREAM | Helen Gyigya  Last night, I had a dream I saw PIN, rising like the break of dawn Its glory flurrying through the skies And in accelerated velocity Sp...

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION II (ISSUE 8)

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION II (ISSUE 8) WHEN SISTER MAR’YAM WORKS OUT | Chisom Okafor the world becomes a field where her pelvis is a bow and her legs draw whirlwind-circles on fists of clouds, overhead. ...

FROM THE CONNECT CENTRES I

FROM THE CONNECT CENTRES I ROHINGYA BLEEDS… | Maryam Gatawa With a wounded and broken heart, I reach for a splint of my rib honed as pen, for pieces of my soul, inked from my blood, hot and raging. ...

FROM THE CONNECT CENTRES II

FROM THE CONNECT CENTRES II TEACH ME | Mar’yam Thaoban Teach Me How to love and live life Like it is meant to be lived. Teach me how to call your name In a way that reaches the depth of your hea...

FOOD POETRY (ISSUE 8)

FOOD POETRY (ISSUE 8) BETROTHED FRIENDS Hunger is no friend of the belly Have you not seen how empty stomach grumbles? Like a pregnant sky at the brink of birth. I have been to the bitter dregs of hun...

CREATIVE WORDS ON MARBLE (ISSUE 8)

VISION (Text: John Shaibu | Design: McNaevets)   LONELY NIGHTS | Aire Joshua Omotayo   LIVE THE DREAM (Text: John Shaibu | Design: McNaevets)   THOUGHTS OF YOU | Steve McNaevets  ...

NAIJA LANGUEJ KONA (ISSUE 8)

NAIJA LANGUEJ KONA (ISSUE 8) MEK WOTA GET AI | Anzaku Emmanuel Imagine as di night dey vex E dey vex wit pipo dem Wey dey carry mattrass on top Their head, forget say dem get pikin. Di night sabi vex...