Contributors

Aisha Mohammed

Alexis Teyie

Anthony Okpunor

Ayokunle Betiku

Bayowa Ayomide

Chidera Ike-Akaenyi

Chiedozie Kelechi

Chiwenite Onyekwelu

Chukwu Emmanuel

Doose Ahua

Nicksha Mwanandimayi

Ohaka Thelma

O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

Oluwadare Popoola

Oyindamola Shoola

Rachel Magaji

Seun Lari-Williams

Tega Onobrakpeya

Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle

Tobi Nifesi

Wale Ayinla

Interviews

Alexis Teyie

Alexis Teyie

“We Must be Good Stewards of Our Gifts”

Tobi Nifesi

“It is Important to Remind Ourselves that We Are Not Alone”

Have you downloaded our latest issue? The literary works in “Isolation” will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Poetry

RELIC OF GRIEF by Oluwadare Popoola

RELIC OF GRIEF by Oluwadare Popoola

Relic of Griefby Oluwadare Popoolaa coloured thing, black coloured as a friday wake-keep, arch heir of death, skin lurking as a memory site for the...

(PIANO-TUNING) by Alexis Teyie

(PIANO-TUNING) by Alexis Teyie

(piano-tuning) by Alexis TeyieInterstice, a staggered release— out of step, but thankfully, ever tense, and trembling in concert (first dead dog:...

THE MEETING by Seun Lari-Williams

THE MEETING by Seun Lari-Williams

The Meetingby Seun Lari-WilliamsA pandemic meets an old man on the road. Who is this who is not afraid of me? It asks. You must be religious, I...

CENTO FOR LONELINESS by Wale Ayinla

CENTO FOR LONELINESS by Wale Ayinla

Cento for Lonelinessby Wale AyinlaA sound was wound in my head. Yes, I know words call things into being– claw at the bight’s grain. It is unlikely...

CENTO FOR ISOLATION by Wale Ayinla

CENTO FOR ISOLATION by Wale Ayinla

Cento for Isolationby Wale AyinlaTell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. The way that the sea fails to drown itself every day. I...

APOCALYPTO by Rachel Magaji

APOCALYPTO by Rachel Magaji

Apocalyptoby Rachel Magajiblood_  in my village, a six-year-old girl became a canvas & her once clear skin was a shrine carved with obscene...

I KNOW by Bayowa Ayomide

I KNOW by Bayowa Ayomide

I KNOWby Bayowa AyomideIf you ask me, I may know why the caged bird cries. I used to think of deserted water as the loneliest, then I realized the...

HOW TO JAIL A BIRD by Bayowa Ayomide

HOW TO JAIL A BIRD by Bayowa Ayomide

HOW TO JAIL A BIRDby Bayowa Ayomide- or how to bail on your bed. First, one needs a nose respirator or a lab coat, a science-student or a surgeon....

ARTEMIS by Seun Lari-Williams

ARTEMIS by Seun Lari-Williams

Artemisby Seun Lari-WilliamsThe world has stopped for you. It holds its breath in fear of you. Centuries-old traditions abandoned overnight like...

A PORTAL OF CRISIS by Chukwu Emmanuel

A PORTAL OF CRISIS by Chukwu Emmanuel

A portal of crisisby Chukwu EmmanuelIn the news, the incident of death rises geometrically. I know because something is lost when you search for it....

Fiction

WHERE ARE WE by Doose Ahua

WHERE ARE WE by Doose Ahua

Where Are We?by Doose AhuaI take a break from scrolling through my Facebook feed. Every post has a #COVID-19 #quarantine #isolation or...

DEAR DIARY by Tega Onobrakpeya

DEAR DIARY by Tega Onobrakpeya

Dear Diary by Tega Onobrakpeya Thursday 19 March 2020 Dear diary, I saw him today. Remember him? The guy who offered me his seat in a crowded BRT? I...

NonFiction

QUARENCIA by Aisha Mohammed

QUARENCIA by Aisha Mohammed

Quarencia by Aisha Mohammed Sometimes, I remind myself that I am only 18, that I have an old woman’s mind. That the spirit living inside my body is...

Appreciation

Thanks to our guest editors for this issue: Rasaq Malik handled poetry; Ope Adedeji polished the stories; Tolu Daniel chiselled the essays into shape. We sincerely appreciate all the amazing contributors who trusted us with their literary works.

Isolation

Our third issue ever, "Isolation" is out. We had thought-provoking conversations with Alexis Teyie and Tobi Nifesi. It's a collection of works from some of the finest minds out there -- poetry, short stories, interviews, and creative essays.

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