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Brother Replies

Brother Replies(Submission after liberation, 1994)Dear SiphoThy fret paper silk in ink has arrivedSealed in the khaki envelope,And your words roused my almost forgotten memories.We are…

President of Africa

I was born five years after the death of James Baldwin. My father, Dr. Tanko Benson, a university don, had worshipped James to the point…

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Today

He knew!Yusuf tried his best to avert the commander’s eyes. At only 14 he had signed up with commander’s troops pledging his life and loyalty…

Fallen Roses

The sunny afternoon revealed the faces of sunburnt women walking along the coast of Kisumu. Some were fisherwomen, while some were traders who sold fishes…

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pillow

body upon body relief runs in our veins& we make heaven up within our heads in this dimlit room, my body carries the weight of…

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