This Black Body of Yours – Emmanuel Esomnofu

This Black Body of Yours Emmanuel Esomnofu I didn’t know how to be so youngand not belong anywhere, stuckamong so many perplexing melodies.– Philip Schultz You don’t want to know how it feels. Trust me, you don’t. The day has hardly begun and you’ve just entered...

The Jacket Seen on Tal Street – Ndawedwa Denga Hanghuwo

The Jacket Seen on Tal Street Ndawedwa Denga Hanghuwo Grace slipped off her heels and wore her flip flops. The last bell of the day had just rung and she was getting ready to walk home. She lived near Khomas High School in Windhoek, where she taught English. She was a...

I’ll Heal at Night (When You Can’t See Me) – Bret Hairston

I’ll Heal at Night (When You Can’t See Me) Bret Hairston I’ll heal at night when you can’t see me I’ll break to pieces during the dayUnder your gazeDemanding I’ll run awayI’ll steal myself awayFrom youLike my great aunts used to Here, have a little snippetTake a small...

The Migration of White Crows – Ejiro Edward

The Migration of White Crows Ejiro Edward Prayer for the dead: Inna lillahi wa ina ilayhi wa raji’un. About 200 people were buried following killings of civilians by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Zamfara state, with many still unaccounted for. – Aljazeera This city has...

My Blueberry Dreams – Victor Daniel

My Blueberry Dreams Victor Daniel Stanley He now lives life as a point of duty: methodical, mechanical, rigidly executed and passively indulgent. He has kept his job, his girlfriend, a side chick, and his peers. He doesn’t feel anything more than a sense of social...