False gods #7

False gods

Read Also: False gods #6 Chapter 7 : Blood on the Leaves I tried to scream, but my entire being was stricken. I muffled as I could feel a peppery implosion in my chest, “my Nkem is gone?” This had to be me having one of my marijuana-induced hallucinations, yet it refused to leave. That bold […]

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The Relevance of Perspective

The Relevance of Perspective

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – Henry David Thoreau (Walden). On 26 February 2015, ‘The dress’, a photograph posted on Tumblr, became a viral sensation when viewers disagreed on whether the colours of the item of clothing depicted were black & blue or white and gold. The world, or […]

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Thanos: Fate has a Face

The last time I bashed a Marvel movie I was hounded on WhatsApp, friends reacted like I had spewed hate speech; which is essentially defined as saying something the other person doesn’t like. People are fragile John, you should care. I was ostracized from the Marvel Universe, only to find solace in the Hall of […]

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Fela Durotoye: Young, Not Ready

Fela Durotoye: Young, Not Ready

A few months ago, I had this very extensive argument with a friend that the #NotTooYoungToRun movement is almost entirely based on identity politics and of course a tool by the political elite to keep us less stirred; little victories spark major celebrations in my country. Agreed, a thirty-five-year-old should be allowed to contest for […]

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False gods #6

False gods

Read Also: False gods #5 Chapter 6 : It All Falls Down Two months into my veiled affair with Nkem, the sex seemed to be all we enjoyed. For a girl her size, her agility is Wonder Woman-esque. She was a school girl who truly didn’t need school, she just wanted money and not education; her […]

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For Flight Graced With Dreams

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I have been on a journey Slowly making my way through a field of thorns. Inflicted, I’ve been a victim of a history of pain and unrequited love. Again still I journey, in hopes that I’d find a rest point. A cessation of the maddening ringing in my ears. A saving, in need of a […]

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I Have Nothing, God Bless You

I Have Nothing, God Bless You begging

I run after her as she’s forcing the money in her hand back inside her fancy handbag, I tap on her leg to draw her attention. When she looks at me, I quickly rub my palms vertically in three swift successive motions, then I forge the five fingers of my right hand into a union […]

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The General’s Wife

The General's Wife

It’s 5 O’Clock in the evening. He said he’d be here soon and so there I was waiting, waiting patiently with my heart in my hands for the man I call my husband. A husband I barely see and barely even know. Maybe it serves me right for wanting a marriage of convenience; for valuing […]

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