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...

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘EPISTLE OF LIES’ (an Anthology)

Poetry toh’ Quality foundation, a group of conscientized poets, in collaboration with Words Rhymes & Rhythm, calls for poetry submissions from established and upcoming poets in Nigeria. We seek politically and socially aggresive poems aimed at changing society for an E-Book under the proposed title, ‘Epistle of Lies’. The poems should be restricted to the political, especially...

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ELEGY TO DOTAGE

Age is drizzling dew; earth retires, and frailty is set. Poor soul, make your bed; empty your chamber pot: no longer shall the Last Sacrament quench your soul’s longing. Or, shall you outstay your offspring? Owls have mounted on wings of mockery where pretty bats strew, preening for pageantry; there...

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