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The Lectern: Burger Kings

It is usually at the end of a phase that we often reminisce, reenacting the best parts of the past and regretting the worst. Regrets however, never helped anyone live an extra second, and so it is a wasteful venture. Rather than regret and pine over things done wrong in the past, why not wear […]

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Harvest

At first, it was all about the disease. They said I had breast cancer. I did not cry. I was too busy to cry, too busy not believing; the pains, the spongy lumps I ignored out of fear. Like that faulty tire you simply shun and drive on, telling yourself that it can’t be lethal, […]

Thia Adaugo

Dear 30-year old me

Hi Cynthia (or is it Adaugo now?), How are you? I hope you are genuinely happy? Did you find love with your ‘ideal’ guy? How ideal exactly is he? Are you married? Do you both have kids? Do you now have your Masters and PhD degrees, as we planned? I truly wish you have achieved […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday Review: ONE LAST CHANCE

When #WordsAreWork approached me about reviewing the poems that’d be getting published on the site, my first instinct was delight. That was quickly swamped by hesitation, when I realized that I’d be dabbling in a genre of literature that I hadn’t quite the handle on anymore. I embarked on my journey of writing through poetry. […]

'My Sketchbook' finder: Revealed

Show yourself! My name is Ifeanyi Ifemeje, an Igbo boy from across the Niger, Imo state. I am the eldest in a family of six and spent the better part of my growing years in Benin. Arts? When? How? Why? I don’t really remember the when, but my mum says I started drawing in Primary […]

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My Sketchbook…lost but found!

Yes…really. In May’s edition of ‘The Lectern’, WAW featured a piece titled ‘My Sketchbook’ (read the whole piece here). In it, Hope told a heroine’s tale of pain suffered at the hands of love. The heroine gave her sketchbook to her lover; but every time she retrieved it from him, he had riddled it with […]

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The Lectern: My Sketchbook

The mellow is upon us yet again in this month’s edition of ‘The Lectern’. The ‘crazy architect’ we will be reading today is Hope; if you asked her, she would say that she only writes from a moist mind. After reading this, I was astounded by the moistness in mine. As an aside, can we […]