A Brief History of Understanding & Other Poems – Jay Kophy

A Brief History of Understanding & Other Poems Jay Kophy A Poem Where History is a Parable & this is how I was taught to begin every storylike a voyage. a ritual. a resurrectionthe rising of a changeless sun giving the day a new name this way it can be said...

Here Come the Portuguese Women – João Melo

Here Come the Portuguese Women João Melo Translated by Cliff E. Landers RTP International, commonly known as RTPI, interrupted its normal programming to transmit live video of the demonstration by a group of women in Lisbon who demanded the Portuguese government pay...

Connections – Carlisle Richardson

Connections Carlisle Richardson They walked briskly through the arched doors and down the stairs, betraying any signs of fatigue that would have been expected following the previous 20 hours. It had been an uncertain night, but it was finally over just before 5am. The...

And Like a Flame That Flickers Out Too Soon – Hassan Kassim

And Like a Flame That Flickers Out Too Soon Hassan Kassim 1. This is the only way I remember it. The first time I had an experience outside of myself was perhaps the first time I saw the only video documentation of my childhood. We were on a family vacation – the only...

Who Will Cover Me? – Uduak-estelle Bassey

Who Will Cover Me? Uduak-estelle Bassey Kai! I am in my house now. The time is past 11am and sun is already very hot; birds will not let me hear word, with their twid twid and plenty noise from all those people in my yard. There is red soil where my banana tree used...