Day: January 9, 2021

No Road Back Home

By Abduqadir Jalalidin In this forgotten place I have no lover’s touch Each night brings darker dreams, I have no amulet My life is all I ask, I have no other thirst These silent thoughts torment, I have no way to hope Who I once was, what I’ve become, I cannot know Who could I […]

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Trump is likely to Pardon Bill Cosby, Gossips Say

The comedian Bill Cosby and the singer R. Kelly are two of the five people most likely to be pardoned, on his last day in office, by Donald Trump. “Stop us if you’ve heard this one before”, says Minority Report, a platform which describes itself as a weekly newsletter that dives into cultural news in […]

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Some Things Aren’t Fair in Love And War

            A Review of Wale Okediran’s MADAGALI “All is Fair in Love and War,” John Lyly wrote, about a century and half ago, Upon engaging with the first page of Madagali, you could be forgiven to dismiss that statement.   Set in the North East of contemporary Nigeria, the new […]

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Uncle Tam is of New York of the Poets

          I was pleasantly surprised when Tam Fiofori sent me the scan of his three poems published in the esteemed journal Evergreen Review. I’d known him all these years, like most people, as the legendary filmmaker, photographer, journalist and documentarian.   The message expands the list of his titles. Tam, as […]

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This Then Is My Inheritance

          Granny stood up and brushed the grass off her skirt. The yard was hushed, the silence broken only by a bird’s anxious trill. “It’s going to rain,” she said, and we all gathered up the mats and cups and carried them into the house.  Once inside, I asked Granny if […]

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This year, read ‘challenge’

I love competitions. During family holidays I have to dampen my Monica from Friends over-the-top competitive spirit and try to play 30 Seconds, Scrabble and card games nicely with others. It was mostly OK this festive season — I hardly made any of my family cry. I love book challenges and I don’t have to […]

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