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THE MELODY IN HER PAIN OPENED ME by Patron Henekou

THE MELODY IN HER PAIN OPENED ME by Patron Henekou

THE MELODY IN HER PAIN OPENED ME by Patron Henekou I was there in front of her Listening as she spoke. The words came out free, Unobstructed But not smooth: There was a faint tremolo in there To spring the prairie in her Smile. I sat there to Catch the words but Only...

A STAR IS BORN by David Adejumo

A STAR IS BORN by David Adejumo

Adejumo's lovely piece is a collage of powerful thoughts that shows the path to follow for anyone aspiring to be a star and a light in darkness.
Winners of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest

Winners of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest

Winners of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing ContestWe are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Creative Writing Contest.Poetry Category Winner: “My father hews out himself on my skin” by CJ Onyedikachi 1st Runner-up: “She forgets...

GIRLS LIKE YOU HAVE NO HISTORY by Angel Nwobodo

GIRLS LIKE YOU HAVE NO HISTORY by Angel Nwobodo

GIRLS LIKE YOU HAVE NO HISTORY by Angel Nwobodo Girls like you have no history - Second Runner-up of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) i Women like us carry shame in our names - mother. iiYour mother shows you pictures of her -...

SHE FORGETS SHE’S A WOMAN by Abu Bakr Sadiq

SHE FORGETS SHE’S A WOMAN by Abu Bakr Sadiq

SHE FORGETS SHE’S A WOMAN by Abu Bakr Sadiq She forgets she's a woman - First Runner-up of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) I’ve watched her body grow in leaps Breaking the boundaries of sins unseen Where women are forbidden...

MY FATHER HEW OUT HIMSELF ON MY SKIN by CJ Onyedikachi

MY FATHER HEW OUT HIMSELF ON MY SKIN by CJ Onyedikachi

MY FATHER HEW OUT HIMSELF ON MY SKIN by CJ Onyedikachi My Father Hew Out Himself on My Skin - Winner of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category) & my body like the blue bed—called a man to existence. My father's mouth’s the size...

MAY THE LAND BE TRULY SECULAR by Kamarudeen Mustapha

MAY THE LAND BE TRULY SECULAR by Kamarudeen Mustapha

MAY THE LAND BE TRULY SECULAR by Kamarudeen Mustapha MAY THE LAND BE TRULY SECULAR (For Leah Sharibu) We peel peace layer by layer Till nothing remains of our sanity We betray all orderliness at home Till gloating terror ambushes our bravest hopes Then, we start again...

KOOWE’S CRY by Seyi Omotoso

KOOWE’S CRY by Seyi Omotoso

KOOWE'S CRY by Seyi Omotoso Hear the sonorous voice as it re-echoes in the distance The deadly release that murders our hearts Hear it again and again - Koowe - the horrified bird that sings and you die Hear the ancient spirit that talks in tears Before you'd say I...

IM-PRESSED by Oredola Ibrahim

IM-PRESSED by Oredola Ibrahim

IM-PRESSED by Oredola Ibrahim Burdens. Faceless arrogant burdens glean your back to a bed of thorns. ... as you roll from side to side, Negotiating with pangs feeding on your empty heart— You run a million probabilities of where you could have been, except this...

TERROR TALES AND BLOODBATH by Israel Olaniyan

TERROR TALES AND BLOODBATH by Israel Olaniyan

TERROR TALES AND THE BLOOD BATH by Israel-Triumph Olaniyan PRESCRIPT Rabbi was a young girl of five, and she watched men with knives drawn cut down her Father and mother like meat on the butcher's slab. Sinzu was on his way home to tell his parents about his new job...

MOURN FOR US by Oluwafemi Babasola

MOURN FOR US by Oluwafemi Babasola

MOURN FOR US by Oluwafemi Babasola we who are left breathing ghosts trapped in traversing bodies whose crushed spirits seek repose beneath the shadows of funeral wreaths who will rekindle banters baked in the smile of a child sucking a mother's breath shared with...

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