Lineage: Fiction by Odoh Diego Okenyodo

Inalegwu felt for the reassuring lump on his trousers made by condoms in his pocket. He prayed to be allowed not to use them tonight. If only Agnes would give him a child, he could divorce his wife Ada. A car’s headlamp momentarily lit the muddy street. As far as Inalegwu’s eyes took him, the puddle was in control. But his scrutiny was pleasantly interrupted by a signpost: “Kusul Brothel.” Inalegwu leapt sideways when the car came splashing mud past him, its tyres making fizzing sound in the...
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Kenyans Criticize The New York Times’ Publication of Victims’ Photos from Dusit Hotel Terrorist Attack, Call for Editor’s Removal as Twitter Suspends Paper’s Handle

Victims of the Dusit Terrorist Attack in Nairobi are laid to rest. Photo credit: Daily Active Kenya. Kenyans are rightly criticizing The New York Times‘ publication of victims’ photos from the January 15 Al Shabaab terrorist attack on Dusit D2 Hotel and Secret Gardens restaurant, Riverside Complex, Nairobi, which claimed 21 lives, according to an updated report by The Star. The graphic photos were posted on Twitter and swiftly drew backlash. The American media house subsequently...
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No 4. Marina Street | Romeo Oriogun | Poetry

EVERY DAY I watch them walk back home wet with the smell of the market, trays balanced on their heads. It will rain. It will not. The truth is here: nothing prepared us for the moment when their bones shivered like lovers ready to part from each other. By the door they peel off their dirty skins and compare history and money. In another room in this house filled with rooms, another woman walks into the arms of ten child...
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Review | Ebenezer Obadare Takes On Jiving Pastors and Thieving Politicians in Pentecostal Republic | Ikhide Ikheloa

Often when one thinks of African writing, it is often about fiction. African fiction is widely celebrated globally, with the traffic enabled by highly publicized Western prizes, forums, workshops, residencies, etc. One can then be forgiven for thinking that all Africans write is fiction and the occasional poem. The truth is that there is an equally impressive body of work in nonfiction, social discourse and history. In defense of the average reader, much of that work is buried inside near-impe...
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is Now on Twitter

Source: Brittle Paper Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who began personally using her Facebook page in 2016 and who joined Instagram in 2017, is now on Twitter. The move was made by the author to forestall impersonators. In the past few years, she had stressed that she was not on Twitter. The account, which was opened in October 2018 and currently has 4,813 followers, made its first tweet on 10 January. This is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s official Twitter handle. It was set ...
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