Lost: You Must (Not!) Set Forth at Dawn

Lost: You Must (Not!) Set Forth at Dawn

You Must (Not!) Set Forth at Dawn Olubunmi Familoni Nigeria There are cities that never sleep. I was raised in one: Lagos. So you can imagine the rude awakening that awaited me in this new city that doesn’t just sleep but does so deeply it is reluctant to climb...
Lost: You Must (Not!) Set Forth at Dawn

Lost: A Tour of Memories

A Tour of Memories Tope Salaudeen-Adegoke Nigeria Our earliest experiences are for the most part inaccessible. Retellings, memories of memories, reconstructions based on moods that suddenly flare into life. –Tomas Transtromer; Memories Look at Me. It is expected...
Lost: You Must (Not!) Set Forth at Dawn

Lost: They Are Not Brown Roofs, They Are Rusted

They Are Not Brown Roofs, They Are Rusted David Ishaya Osu Nigeria 1. Ibadan, running splash of rust and gold-flung and scattered among seven hills like broken china in the sun I first visited Ibadan in a poem, in the J.P. Clark poem quoted above. I hadn’t quite...