Tag: War

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Sometimes in April, 1994, the world turned a blind eye to a little nation sending itself into extinction, a small country with perhaps no global significance. The world looked the other way when some blood thirsty Hutu militias decided to fete on the blood of innocent Tutsi minorities – same nation, same people, only different…

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A wise quote once said, You are not responsible for who you attract but you are responsible for who you entertain. It’s the eyes, they always get to me. I like to think they don’t. He had the softest unrelenting eyes that looked at me like I was the prettiest thing he had seen in…

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All is fair in war We go into battles with our shields out Our breastplates fastened tight All is fair in war We approach our enemies joyfully With more than a sling and some stones, we go for the overkill With bullets lined across our shoulders Like a sash from a beauty pageant Rather be…

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Picture this. It’s the first Friday of the month and, as usual, there’s mad traffic across Lagos. Humans stream out of BRTs at Ikorodu Bus Park, as pews get filled by religious faithfuls in camps from Berger to Mowe. Colleagues chill  in clubs, waiting out traffic as their office assistants and tea girls snack on…

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“Bless me Father, for I have sinned.”  It was troubling, the way he said it. The voice was divorced from the face. The face was young but the voice was worn, like an old man’s. He bowed by the confessional – silent. His hair was rough; like scattered knots of goat shit. On his neck…

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Jul 26

Funmi Ala

Funmi-ala. That’s what they called him; what we called him. They said he was mad, but I’d never seen him chase or fight anyone. How could he, when he had only one leg. They said he was a veteran – an old soldier who lost his leg during the war. Perhaps that’s what drove him…

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“Your freedom is brought to you courtesy of the outstanding Men and Women who serve and have served this country with honor, dedication, pride and sacrifice” – Nishan Panwar “Salute the ones who died, the ones that give their lives so we don’t have to sacrifice all the things we love” – Random Quotes “Regard…

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS * ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, TNC GAVE TO ME… **** LIGHTS IN THE SKY by @Wtalabi **** Open your eyes. Be mildly disturbed by the acrid smell of rapidly dissolving flesh all around you and the taut, unfamiliar curtain of starless purple sky above. Do not let the cacophony of…

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Ladies and gentlemen, literary and art lovers. Welcome to Art Stories. Today’s tale is the second part in a series of similarly themed stories. Not so long ago, we published The Road To Pryyur; The Road To Qi is neither prequel nor sequel, but exists within the same era and geography of that first tale.…

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Nov 21

Revanchist

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Alchemist’s corner. The theme for today is War.  First of all, I wrote a little something elsewhere. you can read that HERE. Conducting today’s experiment is the excellent Remi Olutimayin who wrote ‘Aiye Ile‘ and whose other excellent work may be found on his blog HERE. Read. Enjoy. See you…

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In their defence however, they level a charge against the US of using UN resolutions to carry out regime change, and this reputation has further reduced the leverage America can apply.