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Matilda’s cross – By Sharon Imarhiagbe

July 26, 2017

Matilda woke up to a disturbingly high-pitched hum coming from the television. She reached for the remote controller which was seated beside her. After reducing the volume of the television, she checked the time from the clock hanging lazily on the wall. “Past midnight,” she confirmed. It wasn’t the first time Kingsley, her husband, would come […]

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For the men who we choose to forget: By Zoey Newman

July 21, 2017

Mornings in Selemku begin with the discovery and lynching of another boy-girl. Their bodies are dragged out on the street, scraping against the coarse tar. Through the sheathed glass of my room’s window, I see the stern faces of the men who tie up the boy-girls and wound old tyres around their necks. I can […]

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Stained Asphalt: By Anthony Madukwe Winner of The Random Thoughts Prize in Creative Fiction and Poetry.

July 18, 2017

This week on The Random Thoughts features a story by Anthony Madukwe who won our Writing Competition with a simplistic, vivid story.  Read his interview and the story: Stained Asphalt If you gripped my shoulders today, shook me hard and yelled at me to say just one thing to my younger self, I would laugh […]

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A Family unit – Poetry on Domestic Violence by Arinzechukwu Patrick featuring Kofi Eghan

June 17, 2017

It’s hard to exit toxic relationships. For example the family unit, some people just learn to endure a certain kind of pain that they get used to it. Like every form of training, physical and verbal abuse, over time, becomes hard to decolonize. Achebe once said, “Being Nigerian is abysmally frustrating and unbelievably exciting.” It […]

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Random Thoughts on Afrogallonism

June 2, 2017

Sex is the highest currency. Sex is the only commodity that can give money and politics, religion and power a run for its money. Sex runs the world.  Politics, on the other hand, is how the world relates to itself, our beliefs, but with a business-like approach, it is the conversation between all the citizens of Earth. After a brief […]

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It’s like losing a lover: Healing component by Rhoda Obi

May 13, 2017

A piece of my heart is gone Forever floating in hyperspace How many pieces can stray Before empty shell remains It’s like losing a lover Who does not want to be lost Searching in vain inside of you Hopelessly trying to give life To the memories The thing about memories They become weaker the more […]

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Toothache

May 6, 2017

I like milk shortcake biscuits. It is a product of CRL Munchies Company, weighs about 85 kg and has a total number of twelve round milk coated deliciousness. I don’t know why I binge eat certain biscuits or biscuits at all, and not just biscuits, candy bars like snickers (albeit I seldom eat chocolates), because […]

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Everybody is looking for something: Kofi Eghan

May 6, 2017

Everybody is looking for something and I am not an exception, But what I seek is not what everybody is looking for. Life is a race but we’ve all been given our own time and distance, Only to run but at our own pace. Desire, oh my desires! My love for you grows profoundly because […]

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Home Away from Home: Random Thoughts By Kofi Eghan

May 6, 2017

Sometimes my life is like an open book. So fragile that even the winds could flip through its pages. Sometimes my life is as hard as a rock. So firm and rooted that even the waters cannot wash away. Sometimes I need some time alone. Not to be lonely, but to be alone. Sometimes I […]

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Water

April 29, 2017

Sometimes pride fills my stomach and makes my head wary of a fall My cure is thinking of my insignificance And so I go to the beach and stare at the open sea. Water has this weird way of letting us know We don’t matter Try it Dip your finger in a cup of water […]

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How Igbo Women Greet

April 29, 2017

As a boy aunties used to come from the village and rushed into our house to hug my mother. They each had a unique way they greeted, some began by shouting hysterically from outside and calling my mother’s first name, dropping everything they had on the floor and not letting the car stop. And when […]

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Here are some simple rules to follow

April 29, 2017

Here are simple rules to follow when relating with other humans: Do you want to be respected and loved? Every human on earth wants to be loved and respected too so in your dealing with them think about how your actions might go against their want of it. Some people eat as a need and […]

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Your favorite music

April 21, 2017

Your favourite music Sounds better in your lover’s house Because love, like sex, is an aphrodisiac Your senses heightens when You are with the one you love.

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Dazzling Daisy: A Poem By Kofi Eghan

April 21, 2017

Dazzling daisy, One who is pretty and never naughty. Your smooth words and flattering speeches, Causes my heart to melt like a snow on a mountain on a sunny day. Dazzling daisy. If you travel so far beyond the reach of roads, And I find no ship to sail the seas. Then I will swim […]

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