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With My Korokoro Eyes VI

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‘I know who it is….’ a masculine voice answered from behind them. A masculine voice that Mide heard this afternoon. A masculine voice deep down inside he was afraid of. What had he gotten himself into? He thought to himself as fear replaced pity. In horror he opened his eyes. What kind of dream was […]

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With My Korokoro Eyes V

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Blackness. Lack of feeling. Then brightness. Too much feeling. Suddenly. So many people. Jeers and taunts. Laughter. Pain. More pain. Questions after questions that he couldn’t and didn’t answer. Never the right answers…Chains. Blood, dripping blood, dripping from the whip. No food. Starving, starving, starving… Dirty water. Confinement. No light. Hitting, slapping, pushing and shoving. […]

Short Fiction

With My Korokoro Eyes IV

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“We can’t tell the King that,” the head of the servants told the already crying maid. “Search all the quarters and chambers, every nook and cranny and report back to me. Now!” he commanded. He paced from left to right. ‘What could have gone wrong?’ He thought to himself. He stood there waiting for the […]

Short Fiction

With My Korokoro Eyes III

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Mide walked around quietly the whole day. He carried out his chores without as much as a word to anyone. The events of the day had his whole head heavy with thoughts. He didn’t know who to confide in. Olokpa Chapman’s arrival in town should give him some comfort but it really didn’t. Baba Soji […]

Book Reviews

Colour is Simply Complicated: Exploring Issa Rae’s “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”.

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The discourse around race has become more prominent as many people are seeing racism more institutionalised and vocalised. The marginalised are beginning to speak louder to push governments to be more sensitive to the needs of minorities and ensure that legislations work for all not just for selected ‘privileged’ few. However, Issa Rae’s humorous yet […]

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He Never Killed a Man Until…

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A young man moves from being a student under a Malam to becoming a street kid moving with other bandits who brag about killing others. He actually didn’t like killing but his crew got recruited by a political party to cause chaos after they lost an election. He then storms the opposition party’s office with […]

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Leading Readers Drive 2019

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Yipee! We have a new event coming up that we would be so glad to have you around. With our drive to promote reading, we are collaborating with H&E Preschool Services (a consultancy that helps preschool owners build schools of lasting significance) and GlowReale Hub (an image and personality brand organisation) to help you not […]

Short Fiction

With My Korokoro Eyes II

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The motorcycle stand hit the red sand harshly causing a cloud of dust to rise. He came down and packed the ewedu leaves and basket of tomatoes he had bought. As he struggled to carry it, he nearly tripped. “Olokpa Chapman, Olokpa Chapman!” He heard children shout his name. “Let me help you”, the first […]