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the tongues of a shattered s-k-y by Tosin Gbogi
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Tag Archives: Nigeria lit.
by Titilope Alake I want to be a beautiful bird Precisely..Odidere Odidere and its flashing wonders With its garments of bright colours Then I shall call a show in the Sun And invite all other birds to the … Continue reading
by Teehem …Fido raced on like a mad dog out of hell. it was one of those adrenalin controlled moments in ones’ life when the brain and its’ reasoning capabilities suddenly go on vacation or take a back … Continue reading
CELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO:POETRY NIGHT anchored by acclaimed poet Odia Ofeimun The Life House with the support of Ayaka Magazine will host readings and discussions of Christopher Okigbo's Poetry. Christopher Okigbo is widely acknowledged as the outstanding postcolonial … Continue reading
by eDriiz Your beauty bubbles like red palm oil being extracted from the banga fruit Your eyes so bright like the miday sun filled with soft tenderness You stand tall and gracefull amidst the maidens like the iroko stands amidst … Continue reading
by Rasaq Malik FOR JUMOKE VERISSIMO (Memories are many on these lanes) In silence I heard your raging voice Tramp-ling down Cursed elders In the lineage of our Shattered histories In silence I witnessed your arrival In the moments of … Continue reading
by Uzuazo Onwah "My God," She sighed and raised her head, "The early bird is still unfed." In great despair, with silent cries She bowed her head and wiped her eyes. Her clothes unwashed, her books untouched, To say the … Continue reading
by Priscilla Adetoun Adesheyoju What I saw in you was love. What I gained from you was lost. How on earth can this be true? When all I ever wanted is you. A broken heart; a shattered … Continue reading
by Fisayomi Ogungbe You are the soil the farmer cannot do without like an arrow in the hand of an archer you determine the fate, the future of a nation, of families. You are an inheritance you are the … Continue reading
by Teehem She’s a witch, my mother Or how could she be so strong? They were right, her foes My mother’s a witch That’s why she don’t sleep at night Watching me, hovering, protecting me That’s how she does … Continue reading
by 'Uzuazo Onwah In the chimes of alarm clocks, In the crowing of proud cocks. In the clicks as doors unlock, In the grumbles of livestock. In the songs of devotion, In clatters of breaking dawn. In the rays … Continue reading
by Teehem Dreams are my affliction; they disease me Dreams drown me, fill me with sweetness Then disown me Rheumy dreams, lucid…pap solid I stir through Storied dreams…folktale’s pleasure Agony of myths Bewilderment of legends Across these firmaments Reign I … Continue reading