Photography | by ​Fabrice Poussin

​EMERGENCE  LITTLE LUCIE’S SCHOOL DRESS  CLARITY FOR TOMORROW  PEEKING IN *** Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more…

Drake breaks record at the 2017 Billboard music awards

Last night, American rapper and singer, Drake, broke record for the most billboard music award win in a single year. The “One Dance” hit maker took home 13 gongs beating the record previously held by Adele for winning 12 awards in a single night. The man of the night was all smiles as he accepted…

Save My Soul (Episode 5) by Yetunde Oyelude

Abeebat could breathe now. She was about to step into the threshold of her classroom’s door. Her knees were still trembling and her heart was still thumping fast, but she felt way better than she felt when she was in that uncompleted building. Bimbo, who had been fidgeting around the classroom, biting her inner lips…

Three poems | by Natalie Crick

​Autumnal Gems Branches shudder in growth. Roots twist and suck. The ground dapples. Shoots rise: Soft, lush, Dripping, A pulsing thing  Exposed to wind, Exhaled into open sky, Forgotten, ghosted.  Russet leaves catch the light Open mouthed as infants High on sugar, Passing out, Their glutinous gems A promiscuous showering of treats.  Ghost Night is…

The Ideology of Higher Education in the African Dilemma | by Francis Egbokhare

We can be knowledgeable with other people’s knowledge; we can’t be wise with their wisdom (Michel de Montaigne 1533—1592)  The global agenda for Higher Education is defined in terms of the predominating human development issues and the strategies for resolving them. The challenges include poverty, gender equity, diversity, violence and conflicts,  the environment, access, literacy,…

SERIES: Save My Soul (Episode 4) | by Oyelude Yetunde

The girls went on to turn a corner that led to the back of their school building and before them, stood a vast field, carpeted with dirt stained grasses and all sort of junk, ranging from biscuit & sweet wraps, empty plastic drink bottles, and what-have-you. Flies ravaged the place which also smelled like it…

Finding a Refugee a Home | by Donal Mahoney 

Fuzzy wasn’t my cat although I fed him every morning at four o’clock for 10 years. He was my wife’s cat, loved to sit on her lap, be petted, jump down and rub his head against her feet. He was a Maine Coon cat who arrived at our door as a refugee without papers or a green card. Probably was a pet once; someone had him fixed….

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: COMMUNICATORS LEAGUE (CL) CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST

Creativity is discovered in the limitless opening of a mind wrapped in the consciousness of excellence and societal good.  Based on the foregoing, Communicators League (CL) invites writers from all parts of the world to participate in the maiden edition of its creative writing contest aimed at bridging the gap between arts and humanity. THEMES…

THE PLATTE RIVER STORY | by Steve Carr

Tom Edward was his name. It was right there on the driver’s license, Tom Edward Stamson. He didn’t remember being called Tom or Edward, but only Tom Edward. He didn’t remember much, at least not much about himself, but he remembered people calling him Tom Edward. He also didn’t remember Pierre, South Dakota, or Church…

Series: Save My Soul (Episode 3) | by Yetunde Oyelude

The next day was a cool Thursday. It was 7:05 in the morning, the sky was placid and the ambience of Pace Setters Secondary School was tranquil. There were barely teachers and students in the school premises. Kamil and Lolade were the only ones in their classroom, wrapped in each other’s arms on the far…

Movie Review: Okafor’s Law isn’t Different from the Norm | by Ayinoluwa Kolawole

Despite the hype and a sensational court drama, Omoni Oboli’s Okafor’s Law isn’t all that awe-inspiring. One would expect that after the long wait, we would be treated to something phenomenal. Contradictorily, the movie doesn’t match the standard Omoni Oboli has set with her previous works. Due to the copyright infringement accusation levelled against the…

Capitalism and Human Nature Must Be Regulated | by Donal Mahoney

“What can we do to make this right?” The speaker is Phil Burns, owner of the brokerage firm that Owen Mitchell has had money invested with for years. Owen’s not rich and not poor. He just prefers the action of the stock market to the passivity of fixed income. Owen says nothing, sits in his…

Three Poems | by Paul Brookes

Stone Lass Spunk sees Cruel lass from afar gobsmacked by her looks he gets smitten hard and determines she’ll be hooked Asks her mates for her mobile number, and all her social media pages, scours internet for details, winds himself up in rages. Gets his message through once or twice but she mocks him “…