Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Code of Bushido & The Code of Maat

It was a code unuttered and unwritten, the way of the Samurai, the code of moral principles which the warrior had to master. It...

The Indomitable One.

On-becoming the Night against the Evil that Stalks at Noonday. As the power of the color of the night breathes, the Pallid Civilization, like death...

Songbirds of Mogadishu

Alma was five when her family moved to Yemen.  This was as a result of the overthrow of Siad Barre’s government in her native...

Make It Yourselves – A New Era In African Entrepreneurship

NTOABOMA -- Ingenuity was never lacking, not among the young boys I grew to know and admire. I was four. My first toy was...

The Old Man And The Public Latrine

He lived across from the public latrine that was for many the sole comfort of exercising the call of nature. He was now a...

Mawi – The Last of a Dying Breed of Warriors

"Conquer or Die Trying." ~ Motto of the Gbeto. NTOABOMA -- This story is not for the juvenile, neither is it for the faint-hearted. This...

Love On The Banks Of The Nile

‘Tahir!’ I called out his name. I know he is gone forever. I stood on the banks of the Blue Nile starring into the...

Mississippi: America’s Forgotten Underbelly

GALESBURG, ILL, USA -- I came to the U.S. in my early 20s for college from my village in Middle Belt, Nigeria. Prior to...

The Lengthy Petition Against The Leaders Of The Rich States

Two million, forty-one thousand, three hundred eight-nine signatures and counting. The names were scribbled by hand on loose sheets of notebook paper. The entire collection...

Christianity, Determinism and the Making of the Devil’s Cut in Ntoaboma

NTOABOMA -- No place makes better Akpeteshie than Ntoaboma. This is actually true. No one brewed this hard liquor better than my grandmother. This...