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American Girls Don’t Hand Wash Their Pant
2 years ago

American Girls Don’t Hand Wash Their Pant

American girls don’t hand wash their pant and all the other rubbish you’ll hear when you’re not paying attention.

I see London, I see France, …
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5 lessons the Danfo Team will teach you about business
2 years ago

5 lessons the Danfo Team will teach you about business

Lagos is famous for many things – for the round-the-clock hustle, whether white collar or redeye, for its crazy traffic and bustling night life, among other things. …
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419: A Nigerian Scam
2 years ago

419: A Nigerian Scam

The hot sun was burning everything that it could set its hands on and this included Nkiru Nnanni. Nkiru couldn’t breathe. The hot, humid air was doing nothing …
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Flood and Fire, Blood and Bone
2 years ago

Flood and Fire, Blood and Bone

“Mercy, where are you?”

“I’m in a lorry with Aba. The rains are very heavy. We aren’t moving.”

Obodai grunted on …
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For All the Sons and Daughters of the Diaspora
2 years ago

For All the Sons and Daughters of the Diaspora

your mother sings songs of independence

we are the children of cross atlantic betrayal and new revolution

your father can still feel the splintered wood of bomb shelters …
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Iya Femi: A short poem
2 years ago

Iya Femi: A short poem

Listen to me

i was alive long before the civil war

before this was even Nigeria

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The Altar
2 years ago

The Altar

Aunty Ifeoma usually sits on a tall brown wooden stool in her bedroom. It is a creaky one, this stool. Every time she bends down to moisturize …
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Prison
3 years ago

Prison

She pushed the rusted gate and it shrieked open, swinging slowly like an aged person. Red lines trickle down her leg like colored spider webs crisscrossing over her …
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I Like My Food Extra Spicy: The culinary pains of being Nigerian at heart
3 years ago

I Like My Food Extra Spicy: The culinary pains of being Nigerian at heart

by Sheba Anyanwu

The culinary pains of being Nigerian at heart.

“How spicy …
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Letters to my Nigerian Grandma: I am lost in New York
3 years ago

Letters to my Nigerian Grandma: I am lost in New York

Adanna,

The beers here cost a lot, but not as much as the prices in Manhattan. You might not like that. In my quest …
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