bisi alimi
Interviews

Bisi Alimi on HIV, Criminalisation and Intersectionality

Last month i got the opportunity to attend the annual AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa thanks to an International Reporting Project(IRP) fellowship. Amongst many enlightening sessions was a pre-conference keynote address given by activist Bisi Alimi. Though the narrative has mostly focused on him being the first Nigerian to publicly come out on Nigerian […]

audre lorde on silence
Poetry

This Is Not A Feminist Poem

  THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST POEM By Wana Udobang This is not a feminist poem This is not contorted metaphors with neither punch line nor chorus This is not a feminist poem It is a woman learning to trade possessions before her lover takes his last breath. She will never get the chance to […]

Mathew Stone
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Cutting My Mother Some Slack

When I was a child the image of my mother barging through our front door pulling up her dress, pulling down her girdle and exhaling as she let our a big sigh has never quite left me. The tight elastic from the girdle would leave her yellow skin red and embossed with lines and patterns. […]

Vanessa-K
Poetry, Reviews, Video, Videos

Crushing on Poet Vanessa Kisuule

  I am regularly trolling the internet for inspiration and more so right now as i am working on my new poetry album. My current poetry obsession is Vanessa Kisuule. I don’t know whether it is the way she is able to weave her words with emotions seamlessly yet delivering them with a certain kind […]

mind your business
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Teaching myself to step back

  You know one of those friends who never mind their business. Before you know it every conversation turns into a career counselling session and if there is any extra time in view, it is likely to morph into an intervention. Yes those types of friends. Those really annoying kinds that sometimes you would rather […]

Banquet by wana udobang
Poetry

The banquet; Poetry for your listening pleasure

  THE BANQUET By Wana Udobang Never discard the bones. Boil them till the marrow slips and melts on your tongue. Nothing about you is useless Soften your heart. You need to be tender enough to soak up the flavours, temper enough to mop up the juice. You mustn’t be hard to swallow Revel in […]