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Thursday, November 23, 2017

I Am - Poetry For Heritage Bank Nigeria

I Am - Poetry For Heritage Bank Nigeria

I am gap tooth, black girl
back corner of class
Scribbling left handed poetry on blank paper –
Save the school’s curriculum for later.
I am overflowing tales by moonlight
That informal education
trickling off the tip of my grandmother’s tongue
You’ll find my mother’s tongue here
A fast & fluent Yoruba
Crisscrossed in English
Hidden messages in prose & proverbs
Call it YORUBANGLISH

Monday, November 20, 2017

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