Kilisa – Abubakar Sadiq Mustapha

Kilisa Abubakar Sadiq Mustapha These pictures were taken during the Kilisa Festival in Lapai Emirate of Niger state, which is celebrated twice a year to mark the five-day end of the Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr celebrations in the Emirate. By 10am on the last day of...

The Luminous Air of Heaven – Charlie Muhumuza

The Luminous Air of Heaven Charlie Muhumuza “That’s one,” I tell Amooti, “the devil’s eye.” I pause to let the weight of my words worm its way into his ears. “Some even call it the door of death,” I whisper.  Amooti looks at me, catching me in the lie, and we both...

Ronak’s Shame – Masimba Musodza

Ronak’s Shame Masimba Musodza Anyone watching Ronak suddenly clinging to me as we stepped out of the cinema into the cool evening would have interpreted the gesture as a demonstration of possession. Some would have rolled their eyes with a cynicism that projected...

Lagos Is a Watershed Dream & Other Poems – Olajide Salawu

Lagos Is a Watershed Dream & Other Poems Olajide Salawu Lagos Is a Watershed Dream The vein of this city is tiny.There are no rooms to writeunholy things. All God’swants are biodegradable. When it rainsI have no name for this city but dirt.When it rains sharks...

Inside: A Conversation With Self – Denis Valery Ndayishimiye

Inside: A Conversation With Self Denis Valery Ndayishimiye At the time of taking these photographs, we are in the midst of a pandemic that, for many, has restricted the way we live: economically, and, more importantly, socially. During this prolonged period of...