MAZE

I am a serial killer. I am not sick. I wasn’t abused. I flung the newspaper aiming for the waste paper basket at the corner of the room but missed. If they are going to write about me, they should at least get the facts right. No-one understands me; not...

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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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AM I A WITCH? (part 1)

It is very important for me to know the answer to the question “Am I a witch?”. Many people have accused me of a craft I only see in films that they call Nollywood. I am now locked up in a dark room filled with mosquitoes because of it. They...

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EVIL MEN (for APO SIX) by Nnamdi Amasiatu

Sometime, someday, a decade ago The seat of my fatherland turned crimson A voluntary graveyard set up with hate and spite By some presumed men of valor …so said some sane men So as to free some evil men Compelling and vomiting wickedness They instilled sadness into our nation and...

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HUMANITY by Joseph Omojuwa

Humanity! Your friends are your foes. I have witnessed the love that you share, Not just the price to redeem their woes, But you have built shelter for our heads. Humanity! your foes are your only friend. but you do not even pride your worth, You Carried their pains on...

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