AFRICAN WOMAN

By Shehu Mubarak Sulaiman, Kano, Nigeria   I am the waters of Volta, The mountains of Mambilla I am the winds of Niamey The deep valleys of Congo   I am the rocks of Olumo The gold mines of Ghana I am the wildlife of Kenya The great pyramids of Giza   I am Okavango […]

ALAMAJIRI (STOLEN BOYHOOD)

By Shehu Mubarak Suleiman, Kano, Nigeria I rise at aurora, to roam and wander, foraging for food and shade, predator, in search of a prey   a plate is enough, from the leftovers of supper, else I’d ransack your dustbins, for the remnants of yesterday   when the rains come, I’d have nowhere to go, […]

AFRICAN WOMAN

By Shehu Mubarak Sulaiman I am the waters of Volta, The mountains of Mambilla I am the winds of Niamey The deep valleys of Congo   I am the rocks of Olumo The gold mines of Ghana I am the wildlife of Kenya The great pyramids of Giza   I am Okavango Delta Mountains of […]

ALAMAJIRI (STOLEN BOYHOOD)

By Shehu Mubarak Sulaiman I rise at aurora, to roam and wander, foraging for food and shade, predator, in search of a prey   a plate is enough, from the leftovers of supper, else I’d ransack your dustbins, for the remnants of yesterday   when the rains come, I’d have nowhere to go, I’m a […]

The princess

By Shehu Mubarak Sulaiman “You make me feel safe and beautiful”, she said She orchestrated these words like the piano and violin which rule the audience She knew its effects as she’s learned to web them a few times A few too many you may state But its better than presenting non-existent love, right? They […]

I AM NORTH

BY SHEHU MUBARAK SULAIMAN                         I run from the far Sahara  through the Sahelian Kano  to the fertile lands of Benue    I am North A spring of wisdom  I fed the brave Sardauna And the eloquent Tafawa    I am North A home to […]