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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