Author: nantygreens

Creative works (literature, art and culture) emerging from Nigeria.

this heart of mine
Poetry 0

I have too much sympathy for the world,

That I fear that I may be blinded from the fact;

The heart of man is wicked and the world breeds evil.

Just as the man who sits on the road,

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lunch nantygreens
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Lunch –
Taiye was so engrossed in her phone she didn’t even hear Jide walk into the office kitchen.

“Is this thing really worth it sef?” she mumbled to herself.

“Is what really worth it?”

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Lavender David Ephraim
Stories 1

Lavender I awoke in the evening. I had been sleeping and waking at odd hours ever since joining the clan. I strolled deliberately around my room, careful not to look…More

men mold breast like clay
Poetry 0

Men Mold Breast Like Clay
Breast look down when they’ve died.

Show not a man the church where clays pray, the soil where clays worship, the body where clays fast, the building where clays speak in tongues.

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for the lives that failed nantygreens
Poetry 0

FOR THE LIVES THAT FAILED
Today,
Let us cry into the dusk, while watching our stinking selves
Stand unstirred beneath the feet of hills in ìdànrè
To find partial answers, to the hunger singing restless hymns
In our heat-burnt heads

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