Call For Submissions: Dapo Olorunyomi Annual Essay Competition 2019

Leveraging the success of the maiden edition of the Dapo Olorunyomi Annual Essay Competition, the Association of Communication and Language Arts Students, University of Ibadan (ACLAS UI), launches a call for submissions for the second sail of the annual initiative. Founded on celebratory grounds to acknowledge the journalistic exploits of Dapo Olorunyomi – a veteran…

Three poems | by Edward Lee

LYNCH The body hanging from the tree is dead, and has been dead for some time, for so much time that it is barely there anymore, but it is there all the same, swaying slightly in the silent wind, present in the memories of those who knew it when it was a he, a man,…

Drawings | by Mikhail SK

How to play God Colossus The Lioness The Lonely Vicious Cycle Mikhail Shchupak-Katsman is a designer as well as an artisan. He has honed his skills towards working with and understanding three-dimensional spaces and forms. He has a passionate drive for architecture, and the innovative ways in which it can create a more sustainable, ergonomic…

Crippled but not Crushed|by Olamide Tejuoso

“Womanhood is a curse, I swear”, Rolake commented roughly after we three jolly friends ravaged through our wardrobes to produce what we think was the sexiest of clothes.  It was few minutes past 8:00pm; and my phone was already buzzing with Tunji’s impatient calls.  “Abeg, make una do fast do my make-up nau” I rushed…

Requiem for a Humble Man | by Scott Archer Jones

Biography is tainted by the cult of the Great Man. Statesmen, Celebrities, Criminals, Jocks, Soldiers – people who we think make our world. The contrarian view is that they are replaceable – if the Great Man wasn’t there to be cheered and to lead, someone else would step up. What makes the real world is…

Two poems | by John Grey

AROUND THE GLOBE I could take the globe, point here, there, to show you my sisters. I’d need the world for that is how spread out we are. Our phone calls get the voices up to date but the faces never change from the last time we were together. One resides in the dry, cloudless,…

​The Sausage Sandwich | by Robert Steward

Monza, Italy 1999 “Are you sure this is the right place?” I asked as we drove through the quaint, leafy town. “Yeah, it should be up here on the right,” Amy replied, holding a map on her lap. She was from the States.  “There it is!” Alison called out in her Scottish accent. “Istituto Tecnico.”…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: AFAS REVIEW 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: AFAS REVIEW 2018 Having taken cognizance of the need to preserve our pedigree as the hub of literary creativity, Association of Faculty of Arts Students, University of Ibadan (AFAS) is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the second issue of AFAS Review.  This initiative is geared towards creating a viable…

​Two-Timer | by Paul Beckman

There is a man who stares at me whenever our paths cross. I haven’t said anything to my husband because he’d just laugh at me and my so called fertile imagination. Our town of Adams, Connecticut has a population of only twelve thousand so it’s not uncommon to run into the same people. He’s one…

​Jingle | by Iris Schwartz

She wiped a newly sweating brow, then rifled the handbag for her cell. Elyse hadn’t spoken with Uncle Chuck in two weeks. With his bullet-shaped, nearly hairless head he strongly resembled the hockey puck comic. Chuck came over a lot after that; on weekends her father’s brother brought her to movies, kidded around with her…

Old Men Walk Funny (V2) | by Michael Lee Johnson

Old men walk funny with shadows and time eating at their heels. Pediatric walkers, prostate exams, bend over, then most die.   They grow poor, leave their grocery list at home, and forget their social security checks bank account numbers, dwell on whether they wear dentures, uppers or lowers; did they put their underwear on?   They…

​Lunch, 1962 | by Iris N. Schwartz

While Sunny worked two bookstore jobs to keep the kids in clothes and herself in books, Grandma Rivka took care of spiritual and nutritional sustenance. Monday through Friday Sunny’s mother sent Danielle and Edwina to elementary school with a good packed lunch and an even better proverb. Mondays: Rivka loaded each brown sack with two…

NEW RELEASE: THE EFFECTIVE STUDENT BY AMRASA PETER IGHOFOWE

TITLE: THE EFFECTIVE STUDENT AUTHOR: AMRASA PETER IGHOFOWE GENRE: EDUCATION/COUNSELING NUMBER OF PAGES: 138 PUBLISHERS: IGHOFOWE BOOKS, 2018 (REVISED EDITION) ISBN: 978-171-730-051-5 LANGUAGE: ENGLISH SYNOPSIS “In the Effective Student, Amrasa Peter Ighofowe provides students and academic counselors with ample strategies for achieving academic success. The author employs a unique and practical approach in addressing challenges…

Two poems | by John Grey

​CATHY’S MOVE Being in Providence is a shock to her. The city was never filed away by any of her dreams. It’s not Rome though it does have seven hills.   And the living arrangements are strange- a third floor apartment in a tenement that’s close enough to the tenement next door to whisper in…

​Trust the process  Vote | by Mare Leonard

They say. Stick around to see how this flick kicks watchers  into the stratosphere.   What cartoon will crack us up Mickey Mouse Donald Duck?   Wait, doesn’t Obama have big ears?   Poor Rachel Maddow Did you see her? she cried on national TV.   I can imagine her straining her  long neck pleading…