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A Truth That Must Be Told

On my way to school last two Fridays, the driver stopped at the bus stop to pick a man and his teenage daughter. These two were in the middle of a conversation when they flagged down the cab, so when they sat, they resumed their conversation.  This father said to his little girl,  “Christianity and

Two Poems by Jideofor Confidence

MORNING MUSINGS When something happens to you for too long. You are asked to redress. Like go home and change that messy red dress you’ve worn for too long. Red was never your colour. My mom would say- approach it, ask questions, book an appointment, especially if it’s something that understands English, directions, and consent.

Two poems by Chiamaka Onyenekwe

Numeral 1 him was   made, grunted, coughed, spluttered Into Containers tell the shape of a soul him, barely fills this one the bathtub too And enough space to ask why? Malfunction is a term for Cracked bones, empty pockets No facades, family man soft fists, help SOS how do you tell him? you cannot

Cradle Poetry Contest: Meet Our Judges

CHISOM OKAFOR Chisom Okafor is a Nigerian poet, Nutritionist and Dietitian. He was shortlisted for the Brittle Paper Award for Poetry in 2018 and the Gerald Kraak Prize of 2019. He was runner up for the inaugural Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize (2016) and won the inaugural Dwarts Prize for Poetry (2017). His works have been

Announcing the cradle poetry contest 2020

About the prize We are happy to begin this year by announcing the cradle poetry contest. This prize will be awarded by arts lounge. The aim of this contest is to instill poetry reading and writing culture in secondary school students, in Nigeria. This contest will award cash prize to students who show exceptional talent