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Michael Afenfia: #TheyBroughtBackOurGirls

Michael Afenfia: #TheyBroughtBackOurGirls

This was the outcome we wanted, that the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, or even the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would appear on national TV himself with the exciting news to Nigerians, that within a few days of their kidnapped, the 110 Dapchi girls had been found. Well, while we didn’t exactly get the President to deliver the breaking news with some explanation of sorts, hearing it from the mouth of the Honourable Minister, Lai Mohammed was…

The Wedding In Magono By Michael Afenfia (Nigeria) & Jack Agaba (Uganda)

The Wedding in Magono by Michael Afenfia (Nigeria) & Jack Agaba (Uganda)

“Another swallow for me, Anna-Marie. I need to drink a lot of cow-dung off my mind and out of my miserable life,” I mumbled to the bartender as I tossed a cold coin across the stone counter, looking around for my friends, Kutosi, Abenu and Kilistina. Kutosi was standing in front of a table; his loud voice spinning its usual lies and vulgarity. As always, he was the centre of attraction and it wasn’t because he told good stories. People…

11 o’Clock by Oladele Taiwo Oluwaseyi & Michael Afenfia

After the Write for Love competition, Taiwo and I got talking one evening – and we got to the point where he said we should choose a theme and co-write a poem, alternating by a stanza each. As poetry isn’t exactly what I might call my ‘comfort zone’, I opted for prose. So, here’s the offspring of that session. Taiwo did the poetry; I wrote the prose. But it’s one piece. Also, this kind of writing is quite unusually cool,…