THE WOMAN by Saidu Mark Jatau

If I was a girl, Would I agree to be schooled only to graduate and be wooed, worked and have pay, and be chained by a ring in the name called marriage? If I were a lady, Would I agree to get pregnant for nine months, with the pains of...

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COUNTABLE STARS by Ebuka Wiz Godwin

I tried counting the stars, several nights I stayed up One, two, three, four I lost count, didn’t know which I had counted or not May be they disappear, may be they split, may be they run Its as futile as having fire flies light a cord But there are...

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WHERE WAS FEMINISM? by Oloyede Joshua Adekunle

Where was feminism? When we were in school, Uncle Shola beat boys seven strokes And girls’ bum-cheeks three Where was feminism? When father farms field Ada carried grains Her twin,Arize,loaded on tubers Where was Feminism? When Shewa slapped Femi Unto Teacher reported Femi was punished for whole Where was Feminism?...

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THE AFRICAN WOMAN by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

Epitome of virtue I see, Building a house of fortune icy, Foundation of moderacy and modesty. Even without amnesty, The African woman remains loyal. Her blackness lightens the darkness, For it shines even in darkness. There is power in her eyes, For it sparks and breaks ice. Oh! How can...

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THE AFRICAN WOMAN by Goodness Ayoola

Tonight, the moon has refused to wane Milky, she stays watching… The figure nightly clothed, flanked with duty The pestle woman and the defeated yam In the rugged mortal to feed the waiting man Fear stands in her sweats behind the bread. Her voiced dirge spells nudity The nudity of...

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