END OF DISCUSSION by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

(Of a seven-year-old boy allegedly burnt to death by angry mob in Lagos-Nigeria in November, 2016; for allegedly stealing ‘Garri’… Of Homosexuality, Of Poverty, Of Recession, Of Corruption) Heavy feet stamping hard -Stampeding helpless souls Soles of darkness, stepping on the eyes of needles Porcupines, in this place, sleep on...

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REDEMPTION by Chinemerem Ikeogu

A solemn pledge A vow to break every hedge To smash the fetters that have restrained our progress To loosen the shackles that have made us grow less To halt the deliberate actions that have hurt our image To discontinue the dereliction that has kept millions in bondage To uproot...

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FOR HOW LONG? by Oki Kehinde Julius

stop! —i said stop cajoling our thirsty oesophagus, with cold water of economy ‘recession’. for how long shall we wait at the temple of sea-sore? when our palm is deprived from picking the sparkling coweries of nature… . for how long, will our once adored naira enjoy the hot lashes...

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ENDANGERED SPECIE by Emeyazia Iwediokpulu Chukwudi

The darker your skin The more suspicious you become I remember vividly while germinating They said the Devil is black. As if that isn’t satisfactory They came up with… Black-Panther,Black-Box,Black-Maria, Black-Market,Black-Chya,Black-Widow, Black-Friday and Black-Sunday. Is it a crime to be Black? If you’ve issues with my Colour Then go and...

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