Addicted

Addicted

“Fine boy!” the skinny half-naked ashewo called out to Abdul as he drove slowly past her, his window wound halfway down. Abdul cursed as he tried his dealer’s number once more; he had circled the crescent twice, trying to call Caesar the whole time but he’d been getting the busy tone. Mercifully, this time it […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Lifeless

I knew a girl once, a real fire-starter Zestful Zeeba, petite trouble-maker I knew a girl once, Feels so long ago The passion, the adventure; where did it all go?   Isn’t the essence of life to live? Isn’t the essence of love to give? Isn’t the essence of hate to inflict wounds so deep, […]

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I AM NOT FINE

I am not fine, how can I be When you have chosen not to ask When you have chosen not to call When you have chosen not to change When you have chosen to be you No I am not fine I am not fine, how can I be When my hormones and cycle have […]

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THE CLUB OF GOD-FEARING MEN: EPISODE 18

‘Apple! This one you remembered your mother today, what happened?’ his mother’s cheery voice rang in his ears. Genesis smiled the goofy smile that always emerged whenever his mother called him Apple. She’d called him nothing else for years. ‘You’re the Apple of my eyes,’ she said, when she began referring to him as Apple. […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday Review: Sometimes

This poem is a story, a story about love. It’s a lesson too, a lesson about how relationships work. There are such blithe aphorisms like ‘the power of love’ and ‘love rules’, which gives most people a false sense of security in their expressions of love. Falling in love is easy, but staying in love […]

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TO BE HONEST, I’M SCARED

When I was in Primary school, I always looked forward to break time. Whenever the bell went off, Precious, Sopuru, Ogechi (bless her soul), Lola, Chioma and I would go behind the Administrative block close to the generator house to play our girl games. “Who stole the meat from the chicken pot, izit nur you […]