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By tofunmi.omowumi
In the first part of this piece by Tofunmi Omowumi, we are transported back in time to a strange lake captured by a professor's camera. If you're a writer and wish to be featured on the ZODML blog, send your stories to [email protected] We recall the conflagration of the University Staff Quarters in London in 1920. The renowned photojournalist... Read More
By Onome Akrah
  “Nkem, what are you looking at?” Gloria’s voice brought me back, as I was very lost in my thoughts. I had been sitting at the balcony of our apartment all morning staring into space, wondering why it was so hard to just get what you want out of life without struggling so much. “I am not looking at anything” I replied “Then what were you thinking... Read More
By santi.femi
A slow blossoming of love is the subject of this short story by Santi Femi. Are you a writer? Send your poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction to [email protected], for a chance to be featured on our blog. I sat on a rickety bench with a woman selling French apples by the busy road. The wait was a long one. It was half an hour after the time we... Read More
By Femi Morgan
This week's ZODML Poetry Corner features a poem on the beauty of life. Do you write? Send your poems, short stories, book reviews and NYSC experience to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on our blog Life is a word, made of many groupings.   Words of sentiments, of dates. Cowries hidden ripped upon by hoes, under a shed.   Give thanks... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Ewedu leaf as the Yoruba's call it, Achingbara in Igbo, Rama in Hausa or Jute leaves as in English Language all point to the same leaf botanically known as Corchorus Olitorius. It is a green leafy edible vegetable that is prepared into the delicious slimy soup called ewedu. Jute is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. It also contains iron... Read More
By Abraham Atawodi
Enjoy!Do you write? Send your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and book review to [email protected] Everyone has a poop story! Abraham Atawodi shares a his in this interessing writeup below. Enjoy! Jide felt like he had swallowed a storm, complete with its attendant flashes of lightning and ominous rumbling of thunder. Only the thunder was in his... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Background and Setting The Blood of a stranger is an African drama written by a Sierra-Leonian playwright, Raymond Dele Charley. The play is set in Sierra Leone during the colonial period. It reveals the exploration and exploitation of Africa by the European. The colonialists posed as tobacco farmers, but had their eyes fixed on the Diamond of... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
June 12, 1993, was the day Nigerians came together in agreement to vote, Chief M.K.O as the president of Nigeria. But on 21st June 1993 the former military president, retired General Ibrahim Babangida annulled the  election and set Nigeria on the path of crisis, which led to many deaths including the M.K.O and wife, Kudrirat Abiola. The 12th of... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Dinner tonight comes with  gun wounds. Our desert tongues lick the vegetable blood—the pepper strong enough to push scorpions  up our heads. Guests look into the oceans of bowls  as vegetables die on their tongues.   The table that gathers us is an island where guerillas walk the land while crocodiles  surf. Children from Alphabeta with... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Ramathan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calender. In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims endure a period of daily fasting  in which they devote themselves to prayer, purification and charitable acts. This years’ Ramadan began on Friday, 26th May and will end on Saturday, 24th June. Fasting, which is known as ‘sawm’ in Arabic, is one of the five... Read More


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