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Chronicling the African Renaissance

Creative Writing

Short Story: A Close Call
4 months ago

Short Story: A Close Call

Benita and Chike are university lovers. But what happens to their love when they eventually have sex and have no knowledge on how to protect themselves.
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Two Clueless Managers and their Dancing Brother
6 months ago

Two Clueless Managers and their Dancing Brother

I really love the creative space. From my somewhat unique dress sense to my love for film, music, architecture, theatre and art, I have always loved being creative.

At an …
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Meet the Dynamic Young Woman Transforming the Idea of African-ism
2 years ago

Meet the Dynamic Young Woman Transforming the Idea of African-ism

Kamdi Okonjo, an extraordinary activist and African who is positioned to become the voice of African youth has recast and brought to the forefront the conversation of xenophobia on the …
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Brittle Paper Literary Awards: the best of African literature online
3 years ago

Brittle Paper Literary Awards: the best of African literature online

The winners of the 2017 Brittle Paper Literary Awards have been announced. The Brittle Paper Literary Awards was established in August to recognize the finest, original pieces of African writing published online and …
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Celebrate African Heritage Month with your copy of Folktales are Forever
3 years ago

Celebrate African Heritage Month with your copy of Folktales are Forever

Experiencing the reality of a dream is fulfilling beyond words. You look back at the journey from start to finish, and all that matters is that you never gave up. …
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Virgin [Hair] stories: The First Time
4 years ago

Virgin [Hair] stories: The First Time

It took me a while but one day, all of a sudden, I loved it. I loved seeing how resistant its curls brushed against my comb. Curls no, coils. Every …
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A Tribute to Garissa Massacre Victims
4 years ago

A Tribute to Garissa Massacre Victims

A week ago I couldn’t wait to see my family

Excited to commune over the holiday break

All smiles and ablush at my new found love

Bursting with knowledge and …
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The Stabbed Souls
4 years ago

The Stabbed Souls

From fallow harvests thresh-field, He enmeshed, watchful, The hapless and unshaven souls About sackful stench of village strife, In procession to the subterranean shrine.

Their mouth-roofs shipwreck on Bougarabou drums, …
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In Lagos, Everyone Is Trying To Hammer, And The Nail Is F*cking Bent
4 years ago

In Lagos, Everyone Is Trying To Hammer, And The Nail Is F*cking Bent

If Nigeria were a walking, talking, human being, Lagos would be its heart, beating profusely to the ribcage-shattering pound of all the people living inside it, desperately trying to reach …
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Black Soul: Black Love Matters
4 years ago

Black Soul: Black Love Matters

Her mind always seemed to make love to the possibilities of forever. Forever was tempting. Forever tiptoed and slow danced in the darkest and deepest grooves of her brain—the basement …
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