Chinaecherem Ọbọọ

Chinaecherem Ọbọọ writes from Abakaliki and Nsukka. His works appears in Praxis Magazine, Brittle Paper and Prufrock. He was Prose Editor for The Muse, a creative writing journal at University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

How to Change the Name of a Place

Photograph by Ayo Akinyemi

Say, “It is not Abakaliki. Aba Nkaleke.”

Repeat: “Aba Nkaleke.”

Be born there. Grow up there.

At St. John’s Primary School Okpaugwu, listen to the kids from the other states talk about where they come from, …

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