PLATEAU BLEEDS by Victor Igiri

Throw JOS some black lit candles. Again we write more chapters in our ‘book of bloods’ with the narratives, an heritage for distant tongues to tell whose skins are unpeeled by cowry demons, but bruised as Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Kaduna, Zamfara,… and more to come. I hear that there...

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BENUE BESIEGED by Victor Igiri

Are we humans or Animals? Maybe both, but I may choose the latter for with drought eyes swollen from a marathon tears I wear, and thorned a flesh, can you not behold tearfully? And what joy again to dwell longer with knived ancestry, forever piecized by pasturers who rips fiercely...

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WAR by Ganiyu Mohi Adedare

Red-Rider Who again is soaring the walls of war after the death of soldiers? Who will show us how swords and guns turned the dusk to nightly behavior and erased the power of blood shedded on ground that birds could drink and live upon. Who shall wake us when the...

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MARAUDERS by Christopher Labesa

…there is sadness in the face of the moon. Boom boom! Marauders at the door. Boom boom! Gory chunks on the floor. Marauders; those marauders;disgruntled fragments of the Sahara storms; with blood as token toast,broke into our dozing homes, transcending into our deepest dreams;their sword of enemy deep; like thorny...

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