Akpa Arinzechukwu

Akpa Arinzechukwu's work has been published by or featured in the 2017 Best New African Poets anthology, Sou'wester, Transition, New Contrast, The Rising Phoenix, and elsewhere. He was longlisted for the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction. He is the author of the poetry chapbook, City Dwellers (Splash of Red).

a witness’ burden

Photograph by Ayo Akinyemi, from the series Eripa.

& because i have no courage to speak about this

i’ll fold myself into paper planes        i’ll let this melancholic memory propel into my sister                       to the very first day her …

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