Editorial: Toke Makinwa And Festus Fadeyi : The Scandal (From A Mystic’s Perspective)

By Yusuf Balogun Gemini "We invented marriage. Couples invented marriage. We also invented divorce, mind you. And we invented infidelity, too, as well as romantic misery. In fact, we invented the whole sloppy mess of love and intimacy and aversion and euphoria and failure. But most importantly of all, most subversively of all, most stubbornly …

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Poetry: Dying Slowly By Michael Ifeanyichukwu Akuchie

I want to burn like a cigarette and distribute pieces of my body to the earth like weightless ash. I want to burn slowly, how often do you hear of poets fading away quickly? I forget that you have watched too many of my kind struggle to hold happiness in their arms like a baby. …

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News: Broken Voices – Young Creatives Speak Back (The 1000 Young African Poets Anthology)

Introduction: There has been a growing concern among young creatives in Africa regarding lack of recognition of their poetic creativity by the older generation of poets and writers. While this concern is genuine, there is also a concern among older generations regarding the quality of poetic works coming from a generation of writers whose schooling …

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Why I consider Poetry an endangered art form – Interview Section with NLNG prizewinner Ikeogu Oke

Ikeogu Oke is the winner of the 2017 edition of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, an annual competition sponsored by NLNG. Mr. Oke’s collection of poems, The Heresiad, came tops from among 184 entries received for the competition. He was also awarded with a cash prize of $100, 000. A former standards editor and deputy …

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Unveiling The Hypocrisy Swept Under The Rug Of Religion; An Expository Essay On The Attainment Of Mental Freedom

At times I do wish I was born a freethinker, like everyone else could be born that way because to say but the truth, religion has done more harm than good to the human race. One major thing religion has offered is a grave sense of difference; as a Christan you cannot marry a Muslim …

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10 amazing and interesting facts about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Did you Know: 1. Her heroes are ordinary women In an interview with Vogue Magazine When she was asked if she sees herself as a feminist heroine, she said "The real heroes are the nameless women in the market, who are holding their families together. They are traders and their husbands are out drinking somewhere... …

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