MIRROR HEAD

Today, I will not go to school because I’m ill, and mama says I must stay home. This makes me sicker because I won’t get to see the tall buildings in town outside the window of my seat which looks like giants above my school bus. There are always many people on the streets all […]

Tortuga

One, last month, another, this month. That’s how he went around to overcome his fear. But this is the burden of having one. You never set out be caught by it, just like the winds in our sails. Yet, his head is heavy, his eyes are dark, and I can’t always find North. I’m not […]

It’s About Noon in Chibok

By RAYMOND INKABI ABUJA, Nigeria – In Chibok, north eastern Nigeria, the sun is just a little overhead the community where 276 school girls were infamously abducted by the Boko Haram sect three years ago. I had gone to Borno to witness first-hand the damage done by the insurgency for a report on internal displacement […]

Imagine Your Child Being Held By Terrorists For Three Years

Raymond Inkabi, ICEHA     Exactly three years ago today, 276 female students were abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, by the deadly terrorist sect, Boko Haram. This immediately drew global condemnations, rallies, and protests spurring action from various governments, organizations and individuals – birthing the #BringBackOurGirls global call to action. Prior to this event, the […]

US Charity Marks World Humanitarian Day With IDPs In Lagos

In celebration of World Humanitarian Day, The International Coalition for the Eradication of Hunger and Abuse, (ICEHA), in partnership with Dreams From The Slum launched ICEHA’s Healing Through Art program benefitting internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in Kirikiri Town Lagos. The program uses art to help identify and assist displaced persons suffering posttraumatic stress disorders, […]

Brownie

The dark fury of hell, and the tasteless flesh-stripped weightless bones mocked her. And for the first time after many days of severe hunger. The elements were against her. Then afar, piercing eyes caught something, staggering on the burning sands. And realizes it’s weak and dying, stricken by thirst and broken by the vastness of […]

White

Then White becomes Black, Then White turned Black and Then Black is what we see… Blurred lines upon Hermon, Love is as strong as Death, White is Pure, Washed and Sanctified. Yet White is White, Whiter than the Sun at noonday… O farmhouse! When ye purposed of White rain in the time of the latter […]