It was the year 1958, the game of football towered above others in the heart of the people. Like the devil’s residence, it sustained in the country, a raging inferno of passion in the common folk and elitist alike. The year was also a defining one for a hardly acknowledged country near the Amazon called … Continue reading The Year ‘Fore ’59-Henrie Adesina
Imagine you're a child in Primary 3. Your mom drops you off at school early, and submit all your assignments. You keep your bag in your locker, and get out your books for class. You sit in front jejely. As the teacher is about to start, you felt a burning sensation run up your neck. You … Continue reading Should I say something…?
The sores bored in your crusty skin; In jagged flakes, your flesh within. You, chain-bound; neck and arms and soul Now wriggle free, show me some self-control What’s rash; what’s vile; what’s right ; What’s bleaches, skins and tights? Burn colours on your hands for me And at my call, shed dignity. Embrace … Continue reading Beauty- Similoluwa Aluko