Nirvana

By Ashes Loving me was not easy, I set you alight and reveled in that glory, I put that fire out and cradled you. I held you like a lantern, knowing that eventually I would have to let you go Whilst I waited for salvation, I become a savage. With each emotional investment, my recession […]
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It Rhymes With “Tush.”

By Naija Dyke/ @naijadyke  I know what I want. What I want is a relationship. A real, proper relationship. One where it’s just me, and her. No boyfriend on the side. No girlfriend on the side. In fact, a relationship where there is absolutely NO side, because I’m the appetizer, the main course, and the […]
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as the moon

By Ashley Makue/ @AfroFiend There was always something curious about her. She was both a tempting night and its secretive moon. She was born before her time, in foggy winter. Her mother’s nipples itched with the bitter cold and a lurid anticipation. She was the first born of her seventeen-year-old mother and the second child of […]
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Choice

By Dee Close She said that love is a choice. I stood there contemplating her words as an uneasy feeling latched onto my conscience, a feeling that, lately, she had begun to fuel.  ‘Loving someone is a choice’. These were the last words that I heard as I purposefully swam away to hide in my […]
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The memory of her

By Untapped I have heard there’s a secret place where you keep your feelings hidden under honey jars to keep them sweet. I have heard that if the jars are ripped open, eternal love will over flow from streams in your heart, to water all the dried paths that you fear to walk on. A […]
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More on Efunsetan Aniwura

By Cosmic Yoruba/ @cosmicyoruba I know I have written on Efunsetan Aniwura before (where I horribly misspelled her name for which I have been told off *haha*) but once is not enough! The more I learn about this amazing Egba woman, the more I am amazed. I went from not knowing anything about her, to learning that she […]
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