Issue #12, November 2012 – January 2013

Editorial: The Weave of Words

There’s an old shawl lying on my bed and writing this editorial I realize that it has been with me for almost all of my life—like a number of things in my family. It came along with my mother when she got married and I remember having appropriated it in my early teens. A sort of aso oke called achi, it is now a faded blue-grey colour and even the images on it, of chameleons, is faded as well. Yet, it remains a treasured heirloom and I wonder now how much longer I will have it and how much longer it would keep, a decade yet, two, more? Full Editorial.

The Sentinel Nigeria Interview
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The Popularity of Poetry is  Suspect’
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A Conversation with Denja Abdullahi by Ismail Bala
ESSAYS & REVIEWS
OLUSEUN ONIGBINDE reviews The Funeral Did Not End by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo
CHIAGOZIE FRED NWONWU reviews Eyes of a Goddess by Ukamaka Olisakwe
POETRY
CHIJIOKE AMU-NNADI    – Returning Home
SALAMATU SULE – April Light
JUSTICE CHIKAOBI AGOHA – Tenants of the Desert
TONYE WILLIE PEPPLE – Passers-by
EMMANUEL-ABDALMASIH SAMSON – Good Luck to You
SAMUEL UGBECHIE – Dennis Osadebe Avenue
UMAR ABUBAKAR SIDI – Song of the Spheres
SIMON TERVER CHIESHE – Six Thousand Naira
FICTION
FOLAKEMI EMEM-AKPAN – The Morning After
VICTOR ALAO – The Lie
EXTRAS
NNOROM AZUONYE  – Letter from the Publisher: Let’s get these competitions right

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