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Life is like chess, make your move

Life is like chess, make your move
Do you play chess? or watched people play it? Well, I don't play it but I live with someone who lives and breathes chess. While I am on social media or on WhatsApp chatting away, my husband  is playing an online chess with people in Russia or…

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A Week in Wardrobe

A Week in Wardrobe
Mondayfree:feeling nothing can touch you.For this, I chose,A big loose denim tee from my motherA skirt from my one of my sisters.Tuesday: GO!Today, I ran furtherthan I have ever ranglowy and green,like anything is possible.Tonight,we’re celebratingI  feel snug, smoothready.…

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EVERYTHING IS NOT FINE

EVERYTHING IS NOT FINE
 “Mama, I’ve checked my JAMB result but it was withheld”.“Only God knows what could have happened,” I sullenly sulked.Casting a menacing glance to mama Ifeanyi’s side of the compound-  my dad’s second wife. She said she…

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An Hour to Go

An Hour to Go
Photo by Charles NyihaTwo old men are sitting on the benches on Loita Street. They will both die in an hour. One will be hit by a car, another will be shot.Ogello came back from Marachi yesterday. He had gone there to bury his daughter—the eighth…

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Sudden Nights






















Sudden Nights
Some years ago, I experienced my own death. I found myself in a grave; it was deep, narrow and dark. In this realm, the body and environment were one, feelings of separation and wholeness seemed interwoven. It was a dream. I opened my eyes and it took a long time…

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