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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 22)

Good evening father. How was your journey? Have you been here for long? Mr. Sonko Oluwatogun eyes him in a way that says Stop the hypocrisy nonsense and open the door! You disappointment of a son! He quickly opens his door and enters, followed by his father and Mpho. Abiola introduces them and offers them […]

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FLIGHT OF FOOLS

Fickle Farmers Flaunting foods Forcing flies to fly to feed From far far Faking famine to form fire …for our fall Until their fullness fish our famine II Fair Ferries flipping to foes Feasting from flaws to forts Falling fences Following fame to feed fraud III Funnels Feeding fabricators from Foul feelings Fleshing forces and […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 21)

Abiola calls Danny to tell her of the new development. He is in a state of turmoil and is worried that his girlfriend just tells him to give him an hour to call him back. He goes to his office, rumages through files on his desk, wondering how he can pay the government should he […]

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THIS EID

When you hear our voices in Fajr And see our knees in Zhuhr When we bow our heads in Asr And we open our hands in Maghrib By Isha’a Almighty Allah Let our prayers touch your heart …to heal our world II This is an Eid we celebrate sans …handshakes and hugs This is an […]

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Ashawo Diaries – Review by Grace Ihejiamaizu

It is hard to find multilayers of thematic explorations using a major character who gives bits of her heart to minor characters while she fights her battles skillfully. Cecila’s Ashawo Diaries is storytelling meddled in art, obviously, science and a game of the protagonist. Daring diary entries with erotic sprinkles, gripping and sustaining, which depicts […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 20)

Danny drops Abiola off at work as he needs to go to court to defend some matriarchs on many counts of temptations leading to rape. These cases always depress him. He needs to also work towards processing his colleague’s case to court as the vile woman is still in police custody with no bail. He […]

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SEEDS

Seeds Seeds feed leads to deeds Feed Feed leads seeds to deeds Lead Lead feeds to deeds and seeds Deeds Deeds lead seeds to feed II Pods …created by gods To have many nods …through rods Knowing they’re sods to seeds Gods …created by God …to give many nods …through sods …seeded in pods Nods […]

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AGYA OWUO

Owuo de suro ma nnipa de papa mpata …a ɛnfata Ma awofoɔ …ebu wɔn ani gu wɔn bɔne dodoɔ …so De kyerɛ sɛ bɔne biara tumi hyɛ papa so b Ɛbɛ yɛ dɛn na bɔne nsuma? Ɛbɛ yɛ dɛn na nnipa apɛ papa soma? Ɛbɛ yɛ dɛn na nkyirimma ani mfa suaadeɛ …wɔ aba bɔne […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 19)

She hid herself in her drum half filled with water, one of the children in that compound house directed the police to her hideout. She’s been caught. So what next? Abiola looks directly into the eyes of Danny and hugs her tightly. We’re heading to court! She must face the music!” Danny hugs him “That’s […]

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THE SLY SNOW

“Snow which shows no blow of slips Snow which shows only glow of a throw Snow which slyly forces knees to kowtow! Snow a blow and have me thrown …off Like a baggage of garbage” That was the cry of Samantha II If only she had watched keenly her grounds If only she had stopped […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 18)

Lesbians are instantly lynched in some parts of Fair Nation, and completely shunned in other parts but are imprisoned by the state if the law catches them red handed. Gay men on the other hand, are not paid any attention. The reason being, they have no wombs and have wet dreams anyway, with their anal […]

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THE COCK WHICH CROWED LOUDEST

Once, Seven cocks were hired to guard the storage of their farmer Four cocks were to guard from each corner One from far back Another from far front …whistle-blowers, they called them The last was to supervise the rest …and make sure their works stand the competent test II Night saw tiredness visiting the bodies […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 17)

Danny engages in his kiss for a while and uses a hug to restrain him. Although I’ll so want to make love to you, you know this is not what you want Abi. You told me emphatically that you only want to do this only after we get married, and I’m respecting that. Abiola stops […]

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YOU FOR YOU

You, You’re as immature as you’re whiny You, You’re a neat freak as you’re insecure You, You feel like a servant …guarding a treasure of kings But do know I chose you, and will stick with you Through to the end II Because there’s no treasure which wants to adorn …one with many other treasures […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 16)

Danny meets the poor boy and his father at the hospital. Abiola had told her he was taking on the case on legal aid basis. They go through assessment and tests and the report comes out positive for rape. His anal area has been torn mercilessly by the huge vibrator the pervert used. He also […]

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EATING WITHOUT PAY

“There are foods served on family tables …wives for husbands …girlfriends for boyfriends Now – …husbands for husbands …wives for wives …kind strangers for hungry travelers …Only costing some cedis monthly or weekly Adwoa Brukutu, But here, where I stand …the food in my ayaase …is not free II You can’t get up from your […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 15)

My name is Mr. Rogombe, husband of Mrs Kiningi Rogombe, the hottest man alive in Fairy Nation. Mpho tells me you’re a soon to be groom. Congratulations. There are things you need to know before you get hooked. It is good to be green, as I can see you are but a good mortar needs […]

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Ashawo Diaries – Review by Dr. (Mrs) Nana Ama Pokuaa Arthur

I have known the writer for over a decade. She is zealous towards unearthing the ills of society. I describe her as the ‘perfect role model of today’s world’. I am not surprised she took this bold step to write this story. Though bold for our traditional society, l am of the view that she […]

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IN A HAWK HUNT

Those of our blood used as gags To ride our nation like a horse Those of our skin used as stones To catapult our wings as we fly Those in our names used as traps To hunt our wins like a game Review your statuses For a chick can turn no hawk to escape claws […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 14)

…Chairman Faye Sall!!! Mpho stops talking as the Chairman, Faye Sall, comes on stage. Faye Sall: Great Misters and Future Misters! All: Greatest Lovers and Friends of our Women! Faye Sall: We’re gathered here today to learn ways and means to tend to our homes. There are many ways to be a man helper whose […]

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THE WAR OF RELIGION – For Hon. Kennedy Agyapong

The religious noise through the voices of the choices of many citizens …is defeaning The decay through the shenanigans of fake prophets …stinks The stakes through the takes of the fakes …are atrocious We needed the wake …the wake you’ve turned prized cock in giving Ib A nation whose citizens live in a fake heaven […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 13)

The meeting begins at 2:30 instead of 1pm, something that is written on the invitation. Mock start time 1pm, real start time: 2:30pm with closing time as 6 and 7:30pm respectively. The husband of a Woman of God, Mr. Sassou Nguesso, prays to begin the meeting. “Oh Goddess of Women! We gather under your humble […]

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THE CROWN OF RAPE

Rape scraped the dignity of Yaaba And crowned Akowia King in Kokoraba Because the elders claimed succulent fruits must cover themselves …to stop passersby from easy plucking Agyawaadwo! II She was like a breath of fresh air Her smooth black skin always shining like dawn of dark She was like a confident lioness …fierce, sassy, […]

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AMUADEƐ YAREƐ

Mpanyinfoɔ bu bɛ bi sɛ …suantie ne onwam atikɔpɔ Sɛ yɛka sɛ tena fie …na w’antie a Na ɛnɛ yi yareɛ a enni aduro yi bi sɔ wo mu a …ɛnka sɛ wo fie bayie a ɛnhyɛ nkaebɔ mpaboa Na adane ne ho abrɔ saman de yareɛ abɛto wo so II Enti wonni gyidie a […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 12)

The hall is well lit, with beautiful stuffy chairs and very stylish green curtains with green tiles. Over sixty people are expected here today Mpho happily chimes before walking him back to the gate for the registration process. His name is Abiola Oluwatogun. Of course he’s a Fairy from the East Kingdom. His wife to […]

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IS THAT WHY YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF?

Congratulations! Congratulations! And knives of jealousy slash through your intestines Probe and see A toy wrote her a certificate after an online game Is that why you’re killing yourself? II Congratulations! Congratulations! And doom rains of failure flood you in misery Like a proactive ant, just do a little investigation And you’ll know that the […]

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Ashawo Diaries – Review by Mrs. Rebecca Obuobisa-Darko

A thrilling page-turner. Amoafowaa is fluid in narration, and succinct in description. – Rebecca Obuobisa-Darko, Personnel Officer, Ga East Municipal Education Directorate. Ashawo Diaries is a D’Akpabli Publication. Cover Credit: Nene Buer Boyetey II. Book due in June 2020. For pre-orders (which start on 25th May 2020) contact via WhatsApp or call: +233 24 5275 […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 11)

Abiola sits on the branded white leather sofa of the Dansoas as the matriarch and her daughter, his heartbeat, take over the kitchen. He sits in his oversized traditional wear, which he took a painfully long time in agreeing on with Mpho, with its hat because he didn’t want his in-laws to think him indecent […]

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PARADISE?

I’ll not take para And roll like your lost dice For you to modify it to the world …as our paradise II I’ll not stand the harping Of your hunting penis As you edit it to all …as our happiness III I’ll not be the tenth In your underness For you to tender to our […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 10)

Dansoa takes the hand of Mpho who looks like he has been electrocuted in a standstill position and pleasantly introduces herself. She goes on to hug the firm and tall body of Abiola, who bends to receive her forehead kiss. How’s my baby doing this evening? Abiola shyly answers that he’s fine and goes on […]

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DADDIES WITHOUT SUGAR

Serwaa says she shines and scouts …sells sexy and smiles …sasses and smarts But never finds the sugar in her daddies II She says of Sandra “She looks like a stick from a silhouette model book Without a pleasant face And is as straight and uninteresting as a stick from Praso And with teeth like […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 9)

Hi bachelor! I could sense your loneliness all the way from the arms of my Mummy. So I decided to visit you Abiola looks at him again. Can you see through those dark glasses? It is almost dark out there you know? He can’t help but ask. Mpho laughs and responds You see why you’re […]

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A HUMAN

A human A human who will umbrella in rain And fan the sun off A human A human who can umbrella the sun And air condition its heat A human A human who swims than a fish And flies than an eagle A human A human who runs more than a cheetah …and jumps higher […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (Chapter 8)

Abiola reaches home at exactly half past four in the evening. The busy street in front on his house is filled with cars, bicycles and few motorcycles. Some pedestrians are busy going about their business but in Abiola’s room, quietude greets as silence hugs him. He knows Dansoa is on duty and will close around […]

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MEAT THEM UP

When a problem arises Acceptance is a catching Facing it squarely is a cutthroat Looking for solutions is a defeathering Getting the solution is a butchering Forgiving self is a steaming And forgetting is a frying II When you leave the problem to walk It will crow Others will know Your hurts will grow And […]

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FLUTES FOR MOTHERS

Mothers are moving miracles mirroring men to be …the sea which never dries Ib Mothers are the trees which shower life fruits Replanting generations and sustaining earth So help me sound their goodness with your flutes To show the gratefulness of your solo birth II Our bloom with doom in their body rooms Their love […]

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Ashawo Diaries – Review by Dr. Georgina Oduro

Ashawo Diaries raises queries on why young girls should experience sexual abuse in a cultural context like Ghana where children are valued, moral standards are held high and sexual discussions silenced. – Dr. Georgina Yaa Oduro, Director, Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), University of Cape Coast. Ashawo Diaries is a D’Akpabli Publication. […]

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Ashawo Diaries – Review by Koku Dotse

The titillating intrigues of a good bad girl … delightful reading: sometimes light, sometimes dark; always with ponderous insights! – Koku Dotse, Artist. Ashawo Diaries is a D’Akpabli Publication. Cover Credit: Nene Buer Boyetey II. Book due in June 2020. For pre-orders (which start on 25th May 2020) contact via WhatsApp or call: +233 24 […]

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COVIDIOTS

They shine in whines and dine in ignorance Tying others to their risks in annoyance By throwing caution to the wind II A woman claims Jesus Christ is her protection So she’ll get no infection As she’s a soldier following in His direction But she forgets Jesus had no funeral this year And the doors […]

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THE FAIR NATION – VAGIMAN (CHAPTER 7)

Goddess Thandiwe knocks on Abiola’s door. He asks her in. Surprisingly, she respectfully asks if she can sit. “I’m sorry about our meeting today. You didn’t tell me you were taken and there was not ring or veil to show that.” Abiola nods and she goes on. “I need you to print this file for […]

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ADWAMAN

Sɛ yɛka sɛ obi yɛ adwaman a Na ebinom de wɔn som adane wɔn tɛkrɛma sekan nufanu …ɛɛkɔ dwedwa wɔn Nanso adwaman, wɔ m’ani so no, nkyerɛ obi a w’asi n’ayaase waduro …anaa wɔma Ɛdi ɛɛwɔ ɔdɔgorɔ bankye a …ɛwɔ obiara ayaase asaase so Adwaman nso kyerɛ wɔn a wɔde kɛtɛasehyɛ ne prɔyɛ dwedwa wɔn […]

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WHAT I LOST

Our last point of call was the bar Which scrapped many a scar And relieved us from stress Borne out of work duress Through jokes and stories Listening to ladies’ sorries …as they tripped and balanced their heels Now the bars are closed and so have our socialization …planting depression told by even our expressions […]

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Ashawo Diaries – Foreword by Dr. Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang

Agbogboloshie has always been well known in contemporary mainstream Ghanaian circles, but not much of the vibrant market and wetland was heard outside of Ghana. The place however attained global notoriety at the turn of the millennium when it became known as a “digital dumping ground.” In addition to receiving e-waste from mainly western sources, […]

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SHARPENED SENSES

They make all women live in secured walls with ears …a shut door with eyes …firmly locked windows with noses …and a confined ceiling with a mouth, thanks to societal police The whole body of their buildings have a feeling easily felt by outsiders So secrecy is ineffective in their dictionaries No matter how hard […]

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AKORKOR’S UPCOMING WEDDING

Akorkor always fantasized about her wedding Wanting it exciting Wanting it romantic Wishing it big with a cake gigantic But now Corono pushes her on her knees with need …to shrink it into a social distance party of twenty five II Coming from a big family Where her mother’s family tree in close proximity …can […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Author’s Note)

This book is important to me on many levels. This is because it honours someone who blessed me with her presence; someone I met when I was a teenager struggling to live not just for me, but for my family; someone whose outlook defied everything I was taught but influenced me positively on the haunting […]

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THE SONG OF YOUR HEART

You walked in on a Wednesday …like a win And had your body toured thoroughly on a Thursday like a triumph You had many fry on a Friday …to gift their tongues the feelings of your welcome Elders sat on a Saturday …to sift through names of saints The sun sang loudly on a Sunday […]

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PRESIDENT (Corona Series, Episode 20)

How does he sleep? Is he like a servant God or in plain terms, like a worshipped and a curse? Why must he satisfy the needs of the rich, the poor, the sick, all faiths, and even animals? How can one find a central point of satisfaction for all these people with multiple identities? Bediatuo […]

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A BOUT OF SURPRISE

A day’s rays …says not its greys 2 A bow’s foe …goes not for one row 3. So here and there Do what is fair Share your best And take a rest 4 Because when you’re caught and bought You’ll mostly see that none fought …for your got 5 Laughter is slaughter for many a […]

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ANIMALS (Corona Series, Episode 19)

The convention of all animals in the biggest jungle of the world is taking place now. Before then, there was a ban on animal to animal hunting. All animals, including carnivores, were instructed to feed on grass. Except carcasses, which must be proven with hard evidence. So freedom has been the order of each day. […]