ALMAJIRI: THE HAUSA MALE by Theophilus ‘Femi Alawonde

The very day that Audu was born, his father said, ‘I will not raise a son!’ So the day he became five years, he was sent out admist his sisters’ tears. He was given a small hollow plate, and was told not to return home for food. He was to fend for himself as a… Continue reading ALMAJIRI: THE HAUSA MALE by Theophilus ‘Femi Alawonde

YOU FIGHT FOR G(g)OD?: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Because a man’s not of your creed, You strike him down without remorse, And there you stand to watch him bleed, His eyes pleading in muted Morse! Is there a cross across his face? Or in his eyes the crescent-star? Is he a demon by his race – Be his skin white or dark as… Continue reading YOU FIGHT FOR G(g)OD?: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

#BringBackOurGirls: SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER

Market women keep bargaining in my head every second, I breathe hate In death camp, no warmth Must my blood be propitiation? Am I not worth more than a bet? Patriotism or victimization Out of reach of my loved ones where exist a glow absent here No saviour is yet forthcoming to rescue me… somebody’s… Continue reading #BringBackOurGirls: SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER

MESSENGERS OF DEATH

Demons in human form Death messengers in uniform Positioned in the deadliest forms Armed with heavy bombs and guns Unleashing terror on us all Reducing things and beings to common dust Kidnapping from us, our dearest daughters When shall it rain? The peaceful water… Written by: Adeniji Olayemi