The Naming of Things – Ugochukwu Damian Okpara

The Naming of Things Ugochukwu Damian Okpara We are the new students of St Peter Claver Seminary. Some of us know each other from the previous junior secondary schools we attended, or the places we live, and for others, we are meeting each other for the first time....

The Danfo of Theseus – Muhammed Akinyemi

The Danfo of Theseus Muhammed Akinyemi i “Man, know thyself.” – Socrates  But how does man recognise himself? Theseus and the youths of Athens had embarked on a fierce voyage to Crete and returned in victory. Upon their arrival, the Ship of Theseus,...

This Is What the Darkness Taught Me – Mofiyinfoluwa Okupe

This Is What the Darkness Taught Me Mofiyinfoluwa Okupe i This darkness obliterates even the memory of tenderness.  There are no caresses here. No embraces to ward off the pain. All you will have is the fading memory of softness. Here in this place, all you will find...

The Part – Aron M Woldeslassie

The Part Aron M Woldeslassie We always meet in cafes. It feels forced and superficial but also cosy and a tad stylised.  In the far corner of Dunn Brothers I find Angela waiting for me. For nearly a year we’ve been working together; in that time she’s never showed up...

The Persistence of Memory & Other Poems – Animashaun Ameen

The Persistence of Memory & Other Poems Animashaun Ameen Inferno I am losing myself in all the languages of the worldI say khasara in Arabic, you say loss in English butthe finality of this is still felt on both of our tongues. Again, it is Friday & I am torn...