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KITO DIARIES PRIZE FOR WRITING: AND THE WINNERS ARE…

From last week’s shortlist, the top ten winners of the Kito Diaries Prize for Writing are: 1. In Praise of Open Doors 2. Not At The War Front 3. More

Poetry 3 Comments

KITO DIARIES PRIZE FOR WRITING: IN PRAISE OF OPEN DOORS

In memory of Akin, beaten to death on 17th of February, 2016 for being homosexual   At the end of my suffering, there was a door. ─ Louis Glück.  

Fiction 2 Comments

KITO DIARIES PRIZE FOR WRITING: NOT AT THE WARFRONT

Darkness. Total darkness. Not a single light in sight. It was like a continuous descent into a bottomless dark pit, and then she stopped falling and slowly crawled up the

Fiction 15 Comments

KITO DIARIES PRIZE FOR WRITING: MORE THAN THE NOTHING WE ARE

When he went into the toilet, I noticed the strong musky scent in the room. It felt as though someone else had been here before me, but I ignored it

Poetry 2 Comments

KITO DIARIES PRIZE FOR WRITING: THE DEMONS YOU NAME

Light a candle for the dreams broken On the heavy brow of a judgmental society. Say a prayer for the souls disembodied In the toxic haze of social uniformity.  

Fiction 3 Comments

KITO DIARIES PRIZE FOR WRITING: THE MAN IN A GOWN

“He doesn’t matter,” your father says. You keep your face expressionless, your lips set in the same tight line they were minutes ago. You know your father thinks you didn’t

Fiction 3 Comments

KITO DIARIES PRIZE FOR WRITING: WHERE HAPPINESS IS ALL THAT MATTERS

When you get to Ifem’s late husband’s compound, you will see a crowd. Men, women and children will be gathered in front of the compound. They will be like balls