MY SWEET LITTLE COURAGE

Nche did not bother bantering with the pupils lining his path. The gutter surrounding Santa Maria Church was already littered by pupils with their lunch packs, eating and japing. The stairs was reserved for the big kids and the bullies and others rich enough to buy ice cream, though the...

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ABIKU by Abdulsalam Jamiu B

You abiku ! Why do you come and go? Go! And bother no more my soul. Your ghost was here, Before I could pen your image, You blow off my palm oil lantern Again You fade into the air. Many of your pregnancies I miscarried, Be born now, Be not...

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WHEN, HOW, WHY? by Akinbode Israel

The veins of our children, Lacked blood…dried pipes. Swimming in dehydrated waters, Dripping in sweats of shame. The eyes of our children, Lids are glued…scary sights seen, Their eyes have seen lifeless bodies, Why won’t they die young. The robes of our children, A carpet for hungry termites, Chewed in...

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