MUTED CRIES OF NIGER DELTA (POEM BY NIMI NISAKPO)

Victims we areOf ethnic majority,Alienation the daily routine,We must unopposedly observeOur agitation for freedom and equality,Branded treason. Echoed thieves,Called oil bunkerersPoachers of our resources,Born slaves in our land.Marginalized, strongly considered minority. I weep for our endless struggles,Of liberation and independence,Liquid black gold a blessing,Now a curseWorst than a virus,It has...

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PLATEAU BLEEDS by Victor Igiri

Throw JOS some black lit candles. Again we write more chapters in our ‘book of bloods’ with the narratives, an heritage for distant tongues to tell whose skins are unpeeled by cowry demons, but bruised as Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Kaduna, Zamfara,… and more to come. I hear that there...

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