IDENTITY TRAIL 2 (short story)

Read the first part of this story Here  … I am Bobby and I am your son Mrs. Nwosu regained consciousness to see Bobby trying to support her falling frame “Are you okay?” he asked, as her senses came back rather slowly, the last of them being her vision. She breathed in pensively and slowly freed herself from his support She turned sharply, afraid to look her new son in the eyes. The feelings of wooziness finally filtered out of her senses, and immediately a thick apprehension occupied its space, causing her eyes to gradually widen in horror as the […]

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IDENTITY TRAIL (short story)

Bobby walked until he got to the door of the room. There he froze, took in the room for some brief moments and briskly marched straight to the mirror that was mounted on the wall opposite the entrance.  He surveyed himself in the mirror before he picked up his black tie that lay carelessly on the drawer, and flung it across his shoulders in a move to begin knotting. Today was going to be a good day He skillfully began to twist the tie into a knot as he soliloquized instructions relating to the activities of the day, the florescent […]

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A documentary on love and obsession (short story)

  Dear God. I am in love with two men. The one I see now, and the one I see no more The one in my life, and the one in my life no more …” I blink the words out of my mind and force myself to focus What do you feel Ayo? Tell me, what is it? What does it feel like? I don’t know what it feels like either…no, wait… It feels…it feels like nothing. That’s it Ayo, you feel nothing, complete nothing! You’re numb right now, and that is what you’re permitted to feel; nothing. Look […]

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Exclusive interview with Miss Angel Nduka-Nwosu by Truth Zombie

Angel Nduka-Nwosu is a poet, editor, writer and activist who was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Her work has appeared in a number of journals and online sites including Ake Review, Random Thoughts, The Audiri, The Girls Like Me to name a few. She was the recipient of the award of Best Spoken Word Artist at the 2017 edition of the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards. A self proclaimed African feminist, she was awarded the Best Position Paper at the 2015 simulation of the African Leadership Academy Model African Union. This was for her paper on eradicating Maternal Mortality in The Islamic […]

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OCTOBER RUSH – ANGEL NDUKA-NWOSU – GUEST POST

The same month Toke Makinwa’s book dropped was the month you both weirdly came to the conclusion that you had indeed being rushed and that his lips weren’t just naturally black. You both realized that truly what the two of you had being smelling those nights when he kissed one of you and called the other “First Wife”, was in fact weed. The thought that because of him, you each had each other’s saliva made you both cringe. As it dawned on both of you that you had indeed being played by him, the two of you decided to do […]

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THE WARS WE FIGHT DO NOT NEED TO BE EXCITING

It is a jolly good day and you wake up to the normal routine of your life. So far everything is going smoothly the way any normal day would, but you don’t like this. This is because you have programmed yourself to be easily excited by news that involves a lot of drama, and involves  people. Now it is as though news have become your personal drugs. You no longer know how to function properly without the excitement of hearing or reading  something out of the ordinary. The day continues quietly, not respecting your wishes for something eventful to happen, […]

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To Submit or To Not Submit -Angel Nduka-Nwosu (Guest Post)

From time immemorial religion has always been used to justify unequal power structures and an overall inequality in systems. A religion like Christianity was once used majorly to push the idea that black people were inferior and as such slavery and obedience to the white masters was the lot that was assigned to them from God. All religions Christianity inclusive have always been used to push the idea that women were to be second class citizens. Statements like “Women were created after so they are not greater than the first” and “The Bible says men are the heads” are said […]

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Woman Choose Thyself: Thou Art Not A Liability (Guest Post) – Angel Nduka-Nwosu

There are a lot of things I don’t like when it comes to gender relations. But if there is one thing I dislike the most, it is the idea that women exist for men and as such we should live our lives making decisions that appeal to the idea of what men find attractive. In coming times, I want us to get rid of that notion and in particular stop saying things like “No man wants a liability” or “Men prefer..” when we want to advise girls. The first statement is often said when we want to encourage women to […]

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