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POEM OF THE WEEK: THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POEM BY EFE PAUL AZINO October 23, 2020 – Posted in: Poetry

Two weeks ago, young Nigerians in most part of the country took to the streets to protest against SARS  – #ENDSARS. However, rather that the government to listen to the cries of the youths and act on the 5for5 request, they mobilized military men to the Lekki Toll Gate and these military men shot at unarmed protesters. That particular gruesome act, now known as the Lekki Massacre, triggered and spread pain, hurt and violence across the…

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POEM OF THE WEEK: REVOLUTION BY WANA UDOBANG October 15, 2020 – Posted in: Poetry

We are currently experiencing a revolution in Nigeria. Youths are speaking up! Everyone is acting, tweeting, re-tweeting, protesting, donating! What a time to be alive in Nigeria! We have decided to begin a weekly poetry series. And it is only right that we begin with this powerful poem by Wana Udobang. In her words – “This poem came to me at a time when I was deeply in need of affirmation.” Enjoy! REVOLUTION BY WANA…

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THE NIGERIAN WEDDING  March 10, 2018 – Posted in: How To Be A Nigerian - Kawe Version

In the month of October 2017, we read HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN by PETER ENAHORO. We loved the humour and we decided to expand the stories by starting our own HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN SERIES – THE KAWE VERSION.   ENJOY!!!  NIGERIAN WEDDING by Chinelo Nwangwu  In Nigeria your wedding is not your own It is for your mother And her friends Who sell lace and gold At Idumota market It is for…

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How Well Do You Know Your Parents? – Discussing In Dependence  January 30, 2018 – Posted in: In Dependence

my parents never sat us down in the evenings to share stories of their younger days. one was always working. the other too tired. perhaps being an immigrant does that to you. the cold terrain of the north engulfed them. their bodies were hard at work paying in blood and sweat for their citizenship. perhaps the weight of the new world was too much. and the pain and sorrow of the old was better left…

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The Girl Comes Back With Fire In Her Chest || Three Poems By TITILOPE SONUGA November 17, 2017 – Posted in: The Chibok Girls

We at Kawe decided to share these powerful poems by Titilope Sonuga. The three poems here are dedicated to the Chibok Girls. In the poems she explores what these girls may have endured and other ways they have had to vanish in order to survive. The poems here are from her forthcoming collection – THIS IS HOW WE DISAPPEAR. ********** WE DREW CHIBOK ON THE MAP IN OUR BLOOD “No matter who my daughter is…

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