THEY ARE SHAPED BY WHAT THEY EAT

WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE A farmer tills the land and prepares it with fertilizer so that it will be ready to receive seeds. Then he scatters the seed on the tilled ground, waters it, and allows it to grow. Let me illustrate better with an example so as to pass …

A GAME TO REMEMBER

WRITTEN BY OZOVEHE EMMANUEL Image Credit realnewsmagazine.net Growing up, they always had protective parents who never wanted them to fall victim of any social ills. Solomon was always a lover of football and coming from a family that could not afford a cable television; he always had to sneak into …

FACTORY SETTING

WRITTEN BY OZOVEHE EMMANUEL Like everyone wishing a happy ending, Donald was always elated when it was Friday. His girlfriend called telling him her work leave started that day and she would be coming over. TGIF! “I am going to have a swell time,” he thought. He arrived home to …

NEAR FUN

WRITTEN BY OZOVEHE EMMANUEL Like every adventurous teen, Ben craved to be part of the madness that shapes their age group. He wanted to attend parties and have fun events; even wanted to be a deviant because this was what teenagers considered the means to an end. Growing up was …

A SORROWFUL BIRD

WRITTEN BY MAC HENRY IMAFIDON A pitiful bird hooting humming tunes of gloom Perches on the fence of my house Broken, famished and toothless Its beak battered by tears. Sun rises, sun sets and hurries back to where it rises I hear the cracked voices of midday beggars In monotones …

QUESTIONS OF CHANGE

WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE What a life where memories are sometimes sweeter than the present and the perfection of men seeming impossible. I remember those days signs and wonders were not the order of the day; when cruel men had the least percentage of the populate and the crave for …

NATURE’S ADVISE

  There are various laws governing the earth and one of which is the law of reciprocity. Often times, people are never satisfied with an outcome and blame it on nature or bad luck, but we all seem to forget that most times we get what or similar to what …

DESPAIR

WRITTEN BY MAC HENRY IMAFIDON I sit hapless: a damned soul, in the dark shadows of grief glancing into deeper shadows, bitten by black flies. Mama, where is the wild chants and countless tickles that heralded my arrival at birth? Why should my lips be made to sing songs of …

THE RIOT

WRITTEN BY CHIOMA NGAIKEDI KADUNA. 1994. I held the knife in silent surrender, my heart was pounding in irregular rhythms. I was between the devil and the red sea as I edged towards Chigozie’s hidden place. I could hear my father right behind me, his friends Tanko and Sani were …