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Flow

Flow

I don't have much time left, Miss Hooker says --God might come for me any moment, kill me off, that is, that's what He does with death. She's my Sunday School teacher, Miss Hooker I mean. She says that we should act as if every day will be our last because our lives belong toRead more about Flow[...]

Trauma in Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon

Trauma in Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon

Margaret Fafa Nutsukpo Department of English Studies University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. ABSTRACT This paper examines the concept of trauma as a significant theme in Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon. Using feminism and the contemporary literary trauma theory as a framework, the manifestations of trauma in the novel and their impact on the protagonist areRead more about Trauma in Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon[...]

Revival of the Dramacti Facade

Revival of the Dramacti Facade

by Colin James I was digging under the bar for some fresh gum. "What you got down there?" Don't usually pay attention to pronouns abstractly. Questionable intentions on my right. "Hey", the aphoristic. Another room search for hallelujahs. Roadhouses that don't require silence nor eponymous practices older than words.

Alim-Yerima and the Islamic Coda in Attahiru

Alim-Yerima and the Islamic Coda in Attahiru

(This article reflects the research and viewpoints of the author, and not necessarily that of New Texas). Submitted by Stephen Ogheneruro Okpadah Introduction The artist had been defined and appropriated in various contexts by scholars in the Humanities, Cultural studies and the Social sciences. He has often been described as “a teacher, a prophet, aRead more about Alim-Yerima and the Islamic Coda in Attahiru[...]

A study of Neo-folkist Aesthetics in Dramaturgy of Sam Ukala

A study of Neo-folkist Aesthetics in Dramaturgy of Sam Ukala

By Stephen Ogheneruro Okpadah Abstract The search for an authentic Nigerian cum African theatre is not a recent phenomenon. It has led to the crystallization and theorization of various theatre modes as others continue to emerge. These modes though eclectic, are patterned in line with traditional African theatre practices. Sam Ukala’sfolkism is not an exception.Read more about A study of Neo-folkist Aesthetics in Dramaturgy of Sam Ukala[...]

Let Trees Be Trees by Kendra N. Bryant

Let Trees Be Trees by Kendra N. Bryant

Let Trees Be Trees   In downtown Houston nets catch leaves like fisherman catch fish forbidding Fall from littering sidewalks like denying springs Blue Gills & Bass.   Hundreds of leaves trapped in mesh like coils of hair caught in Condor Bouffant caps create simulated neighborhoods like fashioning fraudulent self-images.   Branches bend like prayingRead more about Let Trees Be Trees by Kendra N. Bryant[...]