“Transitions,” our first print issue, will be released October 2, 2017. We have gathered writings—reportage, short stories, travel essays, poems—befitting of our foray into print. Our contributors are writers you should be reading, and visual artists whose images are compelling.…
Esther Tabki arrived early in the evening, nine minutes after 8 o’clock, and was surprised to find the metal gate to the house locked. To check the address written on the back of a business card, she searched her handbag …
you will find the best spaces
for this conversation in our dreams – there, you’re tied to nothing and
your tongue can tap the roof of your mouth in digital motion – up/down, on/off – there’s
no transition point to …
you must be master of the mists.
the closer I look at you
the more you wrap yourself in fog.
you’re a mystery, man, woman, or which one are you?
you appear as if you don’t appear.
when you come, …
I am afraid of heights, climbing hills, moving up narrow ladders or sometimes climbing spindly stairways with rusty uprooted banisters.
My heart is in a state of flurry, I can hear footsteps and voices rushing into my head, asking me …
That was how I made
a song dropped
from a microphone
into your vault
and it echoed as moans
We wove the song
with our dark and
with my lightning
It is possible that…
she comes in on a squall line
like merlin in the moat
pond water in her tonsils
tar balls in her teeth
she settles down in a tropical
right front quadrant shouldering
raw-cuss knock-turn-ill bliss
I’m anointed in …
I arrive in the city of Uyo for my Youth Service. The scarcity of traffic jams here compared to the car-choked roads in Lagos is not the only excitement I feel. The abundance of voluptuous women gives me further impression …
The other day I was reminded that I have been drawn to images even before I was 6 years old. I asked my mother for a camera when she asked what I wanted for my 6th birthday gift. She got …