Three Poems – Lillian Akampurira Aujo

Three Poems – Lillian Akampurira Aujo

Three Poems Lillian Akampurira Aujodiscovery we wonder how to un-tetherfrom the wreaths of our pasts; what weaves the sea,the waves together where our tears gatherin dirge bewailing the heft of loss& sinking inun-belonging wishing to unlockthe noose of...

At Elmina Castle, I Bleed & Other Poems – Sarpong Osei Asamoah

At Elmina Castle, I Bleed & Other Poems – Sarpong Osei Asamoah

At Elmina Castle, I Bleed & Other Poems Sarpong Osei AsamoahAt Elmina Castle, I Bleed I climb like sea saltUp bedrock bigger than the moon, I swear.My feet clomping upon the sacred grey.I want them to hear my coming, my dead.I lift my head and concrete is not...

There Is Fire in His Woods – Omodero David Oghenekaro

There Is Fire in His Woods – Omodero David Oghenekaro

There Is Fire in His Woods Omodero David OghenekaroWho has believed our message and to whom has the arm of Godbeen revealed?– Isaiah 53:1 Speaking of roads that gasify intoLimbless staggering dreams                    midway down themMemory constrains me to the...

The Ghost of SX MPhil – Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

The Ghost of SX MPhil – Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

The Ghost of SX MPhil Kanyinsola Olorunnisola“I stand at the threshold of cyberspace and wonder, am I unwelcome here, too?” – Essex Hemphill I’m dying all over again & this time, there are no rooms for me in cyberspace, so I carry my trauma elsewhere. I call my...

Two Poems – Yasmina Nuny Silva

Two Poems – Yasmina Nuny Silva

Two Poems Yasmina Nuny SilvaSurviving, one way or another 16/01/20 - 21/02/20 ILuanda - GCM The sun hasn’t yet risen when you open your eyes, though the cocks have been crowing stubbornly for you to wake upwith the rest of your compatriots who are already on their way...

Lost Mourning & Other Poems – Maya Lewis

Lost Mourning & Other Poems – Maya Lewis

Lost Mourning & Other Poems Maya Lewis Lost Mourning the burial: no more than dirt on chest; i, we cry tears                     for                           ancestry lost:goto their place        of rest(if you can find it; if not your backyard will do)burrow...

Gathering of Spirits & Other Poems – Umar Abubakar Sidi

Gathering of Spirits & Other Poems – Umar Abubakar Sidi

Gathering of Spirits & Other Poems Umar Abubakar SidiGathering of Spirits During my first trip to Cuba, in 1944as a child, I observed that different orders of realityappear to disturb the dreams besetby the Orisha and ancestral spirits of African origin A painter...

to my friend dead – Adenike Akande

to my friend dead – Adenike Akande

to my friend dead Adenike AkandeOf all the bodies to be put out of motion, it should not have beenyours:wire-beanstalk traipsing thoughts like giants descendingearth to confound it – me.Otherwise I would scale your form into your house findingprecious and tacky things...

Ukombozi & Other Poems – Zafrina Nyawira Muthoni Njenga

Ukombozi & Other Poems – Zafrina Nyawira Muthoni Njenga

Ukombozi & Other Poems Zafrina Nyawira Muthoni Njenga The Silencing There is a child screaming in an apartment not far from minebut all children scream, I am 22, I have learned this, I am silent.There is a woman screaming in the road, the road just before the...

Two Poems – Daisy Odey

Two Poems – Daisy Odey

Two Poems Daisy Odey Colour Riot A black swallow stains the grey-blue sky,Orange dragonflies’ tumble in the air,Three fluorescent lizards fly pastdisappear into the future. Two brown boys in a cornerProd a brown bird’s corpse.Over their head, a brown roach,slithers...

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