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...
Seen: Triptych: London

Seen: Triptych: London

Triptych: London Ola Nubi, Pia Ghosh-Roy, and Katrina Woznicki England, England, USA Illustrated by KLARXY Croatia London, My London: A Town of Contrasts Ola Nubi   East London reminds me of the ingredients of a casserole, different elements in the pot with some...
Firsts: Triptych: Everest

Firsts: Triptych: Everest

Triptych: Everest TA Loeffler, Elizabeth Enslin, and Dharmendar Kanwar  Canada, USA, India Illustrated by Gaurav Ogale India Everest Descent TA Loeffler   The curtains flowed rhythmically in and out with the wail of the siren. Different from the wide-open view of...