I want to tell you a story. A true life story based on an experience of yours truly. On one random Sunday afternoon, I decided that it would be nice to eat some cheese balls considering the fact that I hadn't had them in a while. So I got up from bed, put on a … Continue reading ON CHEESE BALLS AND PREJUDICE
She says without irony or modesty I’m literally so irritated, as if irritation could be anything other than literal, forget the aching hyperbole of so and the blankness of those other loosely placed modifiers that fill space left empty by the dysfunction of sound, the way fireflies pulse unevenly in the summer air. She literally … Continue reading LITERALLY. A POEM BY NICOLE NAWROCKI
Ah! The good old days. Let’s have ourselves a little flashback shall we. The exchange rate was less than half of what it is now. We could eat when we weren’t hungry but just felt like. Most of us didn’t even know the meaning of the word recession or that such a word even existed. … Continue reading ATM BLUES
The first thing you do is to forget that I’m Black. Second, you must never forget that I’m Black. You should be able to dig Aretha, but don’t play her every time I come over. And if you decide to play Beethoven – don’t tell me his life story. They made us take music appreciation … Continue reading For the white person who wants to know how to be my friend. A poem by Pat Packer.
The world is funny. Everything about it. The fact that people with circular faces and arms and legs of different shapes and sizes and colors walk about it, searching for different things in order to satisfy the same needs. That is funny. The fact that we wake up each day and carry out the same … Continue reading I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL THIS ONE.
A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine accused me of living in la la land, of choosing(choosing?) to be unaware of the fact that I live in a country where things are supposed to be done in a certain way and where people are supposed to act in a certain way too. What … Continue reading LET’S MAKE THIS VERY NIGERIAN.