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Series (Non-Fiction) 25 Comments

The NYSC Diaries (Entry 5)

Y’all know how I promised myself that I wasn’t going to make any friends in this camp. And you know how epically the Orishas set me up to fail at

Our Stories 3 Comments

IN THE MIND OF A GROWING CHILD

Growing up was hard. My father was a Muslim and my mother a Christian, and they fought all the time, sometimes over financial issues and sometimes over which religion their

Poetry 5 Comments

The Trapped Butterfly

I’m like a butterfly Still at its larval stage Looking for a perfect Condition for metamorphosis And when I do transform I stay confined My wings unable to take me

The Happenings 1 Comment

Franklin Graham gets told off on his hypocrisy over his rebuke of Pete Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been rising in the polls and sweeping in fundraising dollars (from Hollywood, among other places), thanks to poised town hall and interview performances, an impressive intellect,

Editor's Desk 38 Comments

IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW, KNOW IT NOW

I have a friend who got acquainted with a bank employee through work channels. Let’s call my friend X and this bank employee Judas. X works in a corporate institution,

Series (Non-Fiction) 4 Comments

HOSTEL CONFESSIONS (Chapter Four)

Chapter 4: Social Night On Saturday nights, we usually held the Social Night in our assembly hall. We would all troop into the hall, looking forward to the people who

The Happenings 10 Comments

Kuwaiti researcher says homosexuality is caused by anal worm, claims she’s invented a cure

Sometimes you just read news reports and all you can do is scratch your head and wonder. The Jerusalem Post spotted this interview with Kuwaiti based researcher Mariam Al-Sohel. It’s

Series (Non-Fiction) 29 Comments

THE HOOK-UP STORY (A Top Like Ahmed)

For a while now, sex has been more of a process to attaining release than an activity of intimacy and ultimately, sexual gratification. I have no idea if it’s my

The Happenings 0 Comments

Janelle Monáe Has A Question

The Make Me Feel singer tweeted a question that, to be frank, I have often pondered. “Why can’t all homophobic & racist people live in their own fucking community?” she

Our Stories 29 Comments

THE FIRST STEP IS TO TELL YOURSELF THE TRUTH

Last year, I was following the #HowIResist campaign, and I remember going through some of the declarations and seeing myself in the words of all these people who were contributing