For My Country: Three Poems by Joseph Omoh Ndukwu

For My Country: Three Poems by Joseph Omoh Ndukwu

OUR COUNTRY’S FORM Our country began to take form Like a child showing his hands in sunlight And my grandmother is growing old Silent and full of age, a library full of unopened wisdom She saw her country begin to take form, making watermarks in her pages Now these pages are only a few wrinkles […]

Soundbender: Music, Mathematics, and Poetry Fused

Soundbender: Music, Mathematics, and Poetry Fused

Artiste: Beautiful Nubia Album: Soundbender Record label: ẸniỌbańkẹ́ Music and Publishing Number of tracks: 15 Year of release: 2015 Category: Contemporary Folk Music For a performer who has consistently released albums—and not just studio works— for over two decades, no one would be surprised by the plus ultra of the rhythmic and lyric refinement on […]

Distance: Fiction by Abenea Ndago

Distance: Fiction by Abenea Ndago

There was no day we went to the stream without Profesa Mudogo stretching his eyes to the water pipe on the other side of the stream, laughing from the bottom of his stomach, saying: “Africans are Africans; Europeans are Europeans.” The pipe was easy to see. It stuck out badly from the lips of the […]

Ogaga Ifowodo: Slipping a Stone in the Sling of Prose and Poetry

Ogaga Ifowodo: Slipping a Stone in the Sling of Prose and Poetry

The name Ogaga Ifowodo, PhD., is familiar to many, not because of its cadence, but because of the sometimes public struggles that the self-identified “radical progressive” has committed his life to in his bid to elevate the human condition in Nigeria and wherever his “well-adjusted capacity for anger…and laughter” takes him. Ifowodo, who was until […]

Death Is the Colour Blue: Three Poems by Joseph Omoh Ndukwu

Death Is the Colour Blue: Three Poems by Joseph Omoh Ndukwu

DEATH’S BLUE HORIZON Have you ever heard someone define the horizon to you? I remember my father telling me they were where the lips of the water touched the sky Are graveyards too places were the dead touch lips with the world of the living? Have you never wondered why the word beyond makes you […]

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