A Wife’s Strength..

It had been six months since I last sucked. Six months since any part of her made me shiver. She always said I was hers but things have changed… The house is always noisy, always occupied…I don’t even know if I prefer my work place or the house anymore. She doesn’t call my pet name anymore… We have been married for seven years and she is still beautiful. She has the thighs of mama  Africa and her breast are still as firm as ever…I know because I stare at her naked body…I feel my pinky wiggle and in know I still want her but I can’t have her… Before we got married, we ate pizza when the weather was cold and ate pepper soup  when the weather was hot…we are the weird couple that fought each other for everything …our last wrestling match was on our matrimonial bed… I was the lucky one to find her, she’s awesome. A praying woman; an ambitious lady. Nothing to her is a waste. She makes use of any and every opportunity and is never rude to those older than her. Although my sister says she is because she says things as it is but I know it is all because she told her, her hair was made badly when they met… My sister likes to be in control. As a child she wanted to know why money was given to me. She wanted […]

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Without A Coffin

They’ve been buried without a coffin Only in a grave A mass grave, a land wet with blood Without honour, without identification They were thrown in without autopsy No one cared when they lived No one cares, now that they are there Like the breaking of news, Their death was announced- the only honour they ever got In the same […]

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Understanding Nigeria’s Historic Elections and Why They’re So Contentious

Originally posted on Zainab Usman:
Photo credit: Washington Post It is common to hear policy makers, development experts and pundits talk about the need to “build strong institutions” in Africa as the solution to governance challenges without quite understanding what processes building or modifying these “institutions” entail. Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson in their 2012 tour de force, Why Nations Fail, provide a compelling explanation of how extractive or inclusive institutions emerge and determine societies’ political stability and economic prosperity. Their retrospective analysis shows how we are often unaware of this institutional change as it occurs. In Nigeria, the cloud of uncertainty around its forthcoming elections on 28 March is indicative of a process whose outcome will fundamentally alter its political system with implications for the rest of the African continent. The sudden postponement of the general elections initially scheduled for 14 and 28 February jolted many to the realisation that it would be no ordinary democratic transition. However, to any careful observer, it was evident right from the game-changing emergence of the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013 that these elections would be historic. For the first time the major opposition interests were able to unite under the single objective of unseating the ruling party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). What reinforces APC’s historic emergence is its cohesiveness, drawing strength and membership, from a fractured PDP. More dramatic is that in December 2014, the APC…

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I Borrowed A Smile

Originally posted on a sort of romance:
This borrowed smile affords small comforts. This grinning lie has forgotten some measure of crisp meaning behind rippling euphoria. A sanctity adrift among disoriented smooth nightmares where the shroud of grim teeth betrays an unredeemed heart. I gave away something exclusively whole under a willing umbrella… defending you from the deluge of stained histories… or fractured fantasies. Reciprocation shapes the edge of my murder. In my dreams I suffocate beneath the pillow of your soft light eyes. In my dreams… the broken howl.

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