The launching of the Fifth Nwokike literary journal

The Fifth edition of the Nwokike literary journal “Surugede” as at Saturday, 4thof June,  2016 stands launched. The event was held at the popular Shekinah Hall where a number of guests and students were in attendance.  The literary giant Chuma Nwokolo was in attendance as well. And at the event there were poetry and prose…

Ashes of Hope by O.J Uche

A poem about hope written by a Nigerian writer in a time of crisis, and trial in his country. Source: Ashes of Hope by O.J Uche

& LATER BY ADRIAN MATEJKA

—after “Trumpet,” Jean-Michel Basquiat the broken sprawl & crawl of Basquiat’s paints, the thin cleft of villainous pigments wrapping each frame like the syntax in somebody else’s relaxed explanation of lateness: what had happened was. Below blackened crowns, below words crossed out to remind of what is underneath: potholes, ashy elbows, & breath that, in…

FORECAST BY Camille Rankine

I twist myself into a knot the day pulls taut. I am what I am told. Good red meat gone necrotic. A spot of black spread out to ruin a perfect evening. It’s the way the weather wears me. A cold, blank day. My blood- burned fingers. A white noise swelling in me. It’s nothing…

THE ROAD NO TAKEN by Robert Frost, 1874 – 1963

  Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was…

THE DESPICABLE

He walked out of J429 with a renewed impetus. He had former to this time gone for his night time weed experience, it often made him buoyant, fearless and bold. This night was no exception. The wind howled in that dry eerie way of its, with the distant coughing sound of choking goats who probably…

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