Passengers – Odafin Odafe Okoh

Passengers Odafin Odafe Okoh Something about the laughter of the passengers tells Ogadi that the baby inside her will not be born. It may be their voices, ringing with derision as they break into it or the reckless manner the men sharing her seat bump into her sides....

Vitiligo Is My Superpower – Phelix Owiny

Vitiligo Is My Superpower Phelix Owiny ‘Vitiligo is my Superpower’ is a photo series inspired by the urge to create more awareness of vitiligo through photography. I love art and use it as a tool to create vitiligo awareness. I usually tell my story...

Bottom of the Food Chain – Adaora Raji

Bottom of the Food Chain Adaora Raji Papa Tee The water is as dark as midnight and smells of coal tar mingling with gas when I cast my net. I do not need any bait to lure the fish. They congregate on oily surfaces: Limp, swollen, and dead. I gather them into my canoe,...

Butterflies That Bleed – Avery Katumba-Nakabaale

Butterflies That Bleed Avery Katumba-Nakabaale CHARACTERS VANESSA BISASO: Early 20s, trans woman, tall, and child of George and Maria GEORGE BISASO: Late 40’s, tall, and father to Vanessa. MARIA BISASO: Early 40’s, short, and mother to Vanessa. SCENE: The living room...

A Murmuration of Fallen Angels – Rigwell Addison Asiedu

A Murmuration of Fallen Angels  Rigwell Addison Asiedu The white walls gleam under the fluorescent lights like pale wraiths smiling at me with bloodlust. I want to flee, but I am in a therapy room, my heart still racing, my mind still reeling from the events of...