Poetry and inspiration with Lola Shoneyin


An established Nigerian poet whose new collection For the Love of Flight was recently published by Cassava Republic Press.

Being a mother of four and a wife with a full-time job, how do you find time to write at

A Lesson in Fishing


From The Niger Delta Issue

It was not a weekend, not a time for a son to be around his fisherman father except that the teacher’s strike had extended beyond the Local Council’s “worst-case scenario,” twenty-eight days and counting.

The …

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