DIBIA’S WALKING WITH SHADOWS DARES TO SYMPATHETICALLY ADDRESS HOMOSEXUALITY IN AFRICA a review by Eugene Yakubu

TITLE: WALKING WITH SHADOWS AUTHOR: JUDE DIBIA GENRE: PROSE FICTION NUMBER OF PAGES: 216 PUBLISHER: Lulu.com DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2016 ISBN: 141161934X (10), 978-1411619340 (13) REVIEWER: Eugene Yakubu Controversial novel by Jude Dibia ‘Walking with Shadows’ emerged at a time when Nigeria was battling with the idea of homosexuality as an “unAfrican” perversion; this bold… Continue reading DIBIA’S WALKING WITH SHADOWS DARES TO SYMPATHETICALLY ADDRESS HOMOSEXUALITY IN AFRICA a review by Eugene Yakubu

THE THING WITH INTERPRETERS (an essay by Oludipe Oyin Samuel)

Many things are allowed in the ‘most contemporary’ Nigerian literature, even psycho-imaginative meningioma; proclaim the very art of purposeful nationalist writing— countryside lyricals, activist poems from the contained ghetto-minds— I say the dynamics are vastly enmeshed in the spurring notes of sincere satire and a so self-indicting, predictable sadness, that which oft never redeems the… Continue reading THE THING WITH INTERPRETERS (an essay by Oludipe Oyin Samuel)

IF BLACK… by by Lebile Melt Tosin

if the black doesn’t forgive there would be war forever if we don’t forget blood would paste our road if the black don’t believe to build faith admits molestation if they don’t………….. no white would walk alive if the black don’t forget how they hang our fore fathers if we don’t forgive how they forcefully… Continue reading IF BLACK… by by Lebile Melt Tosin

SONS OF ALÁGBÈDE by Biodun Alabi

Detail shot of hammer forging hot iron at anvil

We shall rise on this day To dance on this clay For we shall proceed to Àgbède shed And stop all ìfonáfonsu Let the women converge at the square Let them come with ògidì ògùrò Let them sing to us beautiful choruses With a blend of our ancestral dialect We shall dance to the rhythm… Continue reading SONS OF ALÁGBÈDE by Biodun Alabi