MISS ANNE THROPE by Aremu Adams Adebisi

She abhors 2face Idibia, And hates the role of Anita. She hates in shrieks and rolls in bed, And says, ‘oh P-Square has not wed.’ She sees Jonathan as a joke, And hates how he speaks with his folk. She disdains Madame Patience GEJ For being a nuisance in full...

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CITY OF OWLS by Efe Ogufere

Despair… A parliament divided, the nation in flight When death came in hoots, we stepped aside. A mother laughs when her tears are spent Blood and smoke creates a perfect collage. A flame still flickers for the silent screams The ghosts of her womanhood lost in Chibok. Before our very...

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LETS GO TO THE SLUMS by Ojembe Victor

  Living below a dollar per day They wait for no pay Scavenging for their daily pay Waiting for merchant at their ugly bay After their routine sick hustle They sit in clusters at the gate Sipping in dry spirit Slums beaming with false life The scent of Akara Dancing...

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PORNOGRAPHY by Olawale Ibiyemi

We want to watch our mothers Clamber the hills of ecstasy And briskly touch ourselves in pursuit. The father without shame pummels His daughter with the rod Not meant for the child. The newly weded couple Throw the sanctity of secrecy to the gyre Of the camera; Lord we are...

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THEY WONT TELL YOU by Jerry Joel

They wont tell you the truth Even when you ask, they’ll keep mute They wont tell you that the road was full of thorns And that defeat and futility battled for their turns They wont tell you they didn’t sleep with two eyes closed And that the nights were ice...

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