The Party

As the Keke Marwa slows, I feel my heart quicken. The driver gestures impatiently at the quaint building that stands beyond an ornamental metal picket fence, heralded by a modern cyclic driveway,…

Still

She was one of the luckier ones, the sickness in her blood ate away at the flesh that had coated her bones and distorted her like a fun house mirror, eroding baby…

Self Care: Kitan introduction.

So we decided to put up this letter by Ade Olakiitan as a preclude to his entry for self care because we think it’s an excellent introduction to the Self Care series…

Call for Entries: Self Care

There are ideas that come to you so radical and original,  you have to summon courage to even attempt them. And there are ideas that sneak up on you, that reveal themselves…

Kin

The book lying open in her palm was a light paper back, but she held on to it as though it were leaden weights. She licked her finger, turned a page and…

Sift

The starless night was a curse and a blessing as they walked to the car, one half of the pair a tottering, stuttering mess swaddled in expensive baby lace and powder blue…

Tous Les Memes

Like a celebration of peacocks, the musicians fanned their colourful chords, spreading them out into the garlanded street in whorls that contorted spines and shuffled gleaming shoes. The bass guitarist was a…

MAYBE A BIRD

Pffft!  A small white plastic box gasps every two minutes over my head, perfuming the air with each dying breath. He barely notices it but I discreetly steal glances, hoping to catch…