A Reggae Blue-Black Dream – Mariam Tijani

A Reggae Blue-Black Dream Mariam Tijani 1. Eledumare has made us dreamers. Dreams are what make us men. We hold on to them like eggs. Sometimes they hatch into hens and give us more eggs; sometimes they slip off our hands, we can no longer hold on to them, and they...

For You, I Could Be Soft Again & Other Poems – Tawiah Mensah

For You, I Could Be Soft Again & Other Poems Tawiah Mensah For you, I could be soft again For T. I’ve never wanted to try this hard, for anyone. It’s late afternoon on Sunday and here you are in my bed,wrapped softly, like a newborn, or one’s coveted thing.I’m...

A Broken Boy’s Requiem & Other Poems – Olowo Qudus Opeyemi

A Broken Boy’s Requiem & Other Poems Olowo Qudus Opeyemi Nowadays, When I Read a Sudanese Poem the first time i came across “war” as alanguage of peace was in a poem writtenwith blood on the hand. in that poem,i realised that, a gun is a utensil, a bullet isa...

The Echoes of Gaza & Other Poems – Fadairo Tesleem

The Echoes of Gaza & Other Poems Fadairo Tesleem The Echoes of Gaza Dozens of dead bodies are lyingon the sides of roads east and west of Gaza City,and are being EATEN BY DOGS.— Quds News Network like a meteorologist tracks records ofdownpour, a man audited his...

The Weight of Letters & Other Poems – Alvin Kathembe

The Weight of Letters & Other Poems Alvin Kathembe wars & rumours of wars (ii) In Nairobi I am woken bythe sound of the neighbours’ children screamingin delight, transported by some game.I reach for my phone,and on the homies’ group chatsomeone attaches a link...