Lost Mourning & Other Poems – Maya Lewis

Lost Mourning & Other Poems Maya Lewis Lost Mourning the burial: no more than dirt on chest; i, we cry tears                     for                           ancestry lost:goto their place        of rest(if you can find it; if not your backyard will do)burrow...

Gathering of Spirits & Other Poems – Umar Abubakar Sidi

Gathering of Spirits & Other Poems Umar Abubakar Sidi Gathering of Spirits During my first trip to Cuba, in 1944as a child, I observed that different orders of realityappear to disturb the dreams besetby the Orisha and ancestral spirits of African origin A painter...

The Daily Chaos of an Anxious Life – Rockebah C Stewart

The Daily Chaos of an Anxious Life Rockebah C Stewart Sometimes, I look back at my life at eighteen and wonder: if I knew the struggles that were ahead, would I have made the same decisions? Would I have remained in Grenada, satisfied with only an Associate Degree?...

A Spectator of a Cherished Intimacy – Uzoma Ihejirika

A Spectator of a Cherished Intimacy Uzoma Ihejirika On the night your father went missing, a friend in whose house you’d been squatting had kicked you out. It was the live-in maid who informed Kamsiyochukwu, your younger brother, who in turn passed the message to you....

Ndizamile – Anathi Jongilanga

Ndizamile Anathi Jongilanga Mama, you know there is no one in this world I love more than you. Head bowed, Nozamile nods, gives Siviwe a sidelong look – urging, cautious – from under the hand whose fingers smoothen the creases on her forehead. The sound of...