Published: Themanthology of Abiku

In Themanthology of Abiku, poets have decided to share their insights on what abiku is. This laudable engagement with the subject matter enriches the readers’ understanding of how abiku is perceived and understood within the host culture. Significantly, while the poets are pulled from various sociocultural spaces and experiences, there seems to be a consensus …

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IN DARKNESS BY BLESSING OJO

IN DARKNESS In darkness, We do not see, But hear and feel. In darkness, We walk neither left nor right For fear of potholes. In darkness, Our inner eyes see And our minds think aloud. In darkness, Our hearts read aloud, Bowing of horror. In darkness, Occurrences of light pop up To scare the being. …

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Hello Night by Adegoke Adeola

HELLO NIGHT! Spokenword Can I say hi? ...Even after the castration of evening, ...You kept up your lies. The golds, silvers, diamonds... All your promises are mambas, ...Poisonous strikers named after you. Your several cuckoo! Our burial's fufu! ...And the millions counting thousands of hands, ...After our final departure. The best gift? ...You told the …

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