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Cose Vecchie

My heart is on a journey. My purpose is on its leave. My passion, once sweet as honey, Is now like the dead i bereave. Each new day mocks an old king Whose zeal to love is unreal. Each bright … Continue reading

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Life and Wants

At twelve years old, over a breakfast of garri and okro, I read my first newspaper article. I remember it vividly. It was The Daily Punch. Page 4. That page designed to grab your attention with weird stories of people … Continue reading

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Always Believe—Even If It Breaks Your Heart

August afternoon in Onitsha is a busy day and an overcast sky whose bluish tincture have been chased away by the buoyant commination of angry customers, most of whom have likely tapped from the resourceful con of hustling Igbo boys … Continue reading

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Strings: Troublesome Things?

Growing up, we’re fated to be introduced to eventful periods of giving more attention to the decisions we make, become skeptical about the choices we’re yet to make and rue some of the choices we have made. We begin to … Continue reading

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What We Are Not

Who are you? Who am I? What is one? Let me borrow these words from the animation, ‘Rango’: ‘The stage is set, the audience awaits. . .’. Sometimes I feel like one ‘who is yet to enter his own story’, … Continue reading

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Gifts From God

In the distance, from behind a thick sheeting of dark blue clouds of dawn, a lazy sun slowly aroused the earth from her slumber with its soft rays which penetrated window cracks and touched the round cheeks of well-fed families. … Continue reading

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Tick Tock

I hate clocks. The ticking is irritating. I hate how the second hand travels round the frame of time, ticking off little bits of our short existence. I hate time. And condolence visits. I hate condolence visits. The ambience is … Continue reading

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The Question Of Life (Regeneration)

It’s not funny at all how a word, a phrase, a question, and even just a letter can change a life forever. To a subjective extent, it looks just unfair. But, like with almost all things, we can choose how … Continue reading

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Of Running And Losing Time (2)

Debt. Debt. Life, how unfaithful you’ve been–belonging to everybody, yet belonging to no one! Life is unfair, I’ve heard. But, to me, and for a long time, it’s no longer been a matter of equity or fairness. I’ve come to … Continue reading

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Of Running And Losing Time (1)

Dear Life, You’ve dumped me into this round-the-clock land of moving people, speeding automobiles, polluted air and beautiful greens. I see men; I see a people, hurrying away from home at the break of dawn, and returning at the whistle … Continue reading

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