ONE NIGERIA by Victor Igiri

(written in absolute dislike for Nigeria’s splitting…) Paint me White, not RED; Green, I beseech thee still and entomb every dark desires that kings your soul. Paint me Green, not Black so I can war with strength these old-new foes that crushes greenness. War? …and laborious a starless Yesterday we beheld: intercoursing discordant vibes at… Continue reading ONE NIGERIA by Victor Igiri

WAR by Ganiyu Mohi Adedare

© Teun Voeten, Ganta, Liberia, June 23rd 2003. Ganta is a small town, 250kilometers NE of Monrovia, on the border with GuinnŽe. Rebels from the LURD (Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy) captured the town but were beaten back by President Taylor's goverment forces. During fierce fighting, the LURD rebels, who have their bases in GuinnŽe, relentlessly shelled the town. Excited members of government armed forces/militias in a pick up truck. In the back a piece of anti-aircraft gun.

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 forenoon appears to show the… Continue reading WAR by Ganiyu Mohi Adedare

DIARY OF A SOLDIER AT WAR by Kujembola Oluwaseun

Yesterday, we remembered the victors and conquerors; Today, we remember the vanquished and conquered. Yesterday, we danced in the rain; Today, we embrace the cold. Yesterday, our echoes were of happiness of victory savored. Yesterday, we rent the air with fists of godly mortals. Only yesterday, smiles devoured faces despite pain. Yesterday, we forgot our… Continue reading DIARY OF A SOLDIER AT WAR by Kujembola Oluwaseun

THIRD WORLD WAR by Gideon Abowha

*Third World War* _Guun!_ _Guun!_ _Guun!_ _Lash!_ _Lash!_ _Lash!_ Children cry Militias smile Paying price Human flesh torn; lost souls Helter skelter we went. _Whuuh!_ _Whuuh!_ _Yeeh!_ _Yeeh!_ Women screamed loudly Wrappers flew off skirts World revolve in perplexity All seems like a complexity. Men cowardly pointing tommy guns We; sweating and shivering For hell… Continue reading THIRD WORLD WAR by Gideon Abowha

LET US HAVE THAT PEACE AGAIN by Oluwaseun Shedrack Akodu

And the day a mist bloody hectic day of war Brothers drenched in blood Sister heads to bush Mothers breastfeeding the dog Fathers in tunnel Their return uncertain. The turning from peace. Peace the sole friend of the soul we wine and dine in love Carrying each other’s cross in ease We push together every… Continue reading LET US HAVE THAT PEACE AGAIN by Oluwaseun Shedrack Akodu

PRISON S-21 (The Aljazeera Perspective) by Hannatu Adamu

About 17 thousand of us were taken Only seven of us survived The torture I was only a local mechanic But I was asked about my connections with the CIA And the KGB Of course I didn’t know these I panicked I told them anything I could think of All the while in prison I… Continue reading PRISON S-21 (The Aljazeera Perspective) by Hannatu Adamu