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Coconuts (The Poem)

Today, I looked at this coconut And saw that it is me. And saw that it is us...

Fragile Beautiful Creatures

Tonight, your mother will draw you into the house by the ear. You will wince in pain as...
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Former Kings, now...

Now I see blacks in the developed world using history as the only weapon to defend themselves, The...

The Celebration

We call it the celebration. “He went for his graduation in heaven,” Mama said of Uncle Joseph’s death,...

A Fifteen-Minute Walk

You think a fifteen-minute walk (this fifteen-minute walk: down the street to the estate gate down the estate...
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The Earth Also...

He stared at the mellow evening sky as if his life depended on it. The rays of the...
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How Bodies Lie

How Bodies Lie The day mother told you how your body should lie next to that of another,...

Alannah

To be born an old woman here is to be called an old woman here. Not even the...

A Frog’s Home...

I know you grew up on the streets, that you feel the streets made you, that you are...
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What America Did...

Uncle Ben was what we called him before he left Nigeria for America ten years ago. ‘Uncle Ben’...