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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Poetry Slam

Awka Times Launch Prayer

(Being an adaptation of a prayer offered by the African American, George Lawrence, in New York, commemorating the fifth anniversary of the abolition of slave trade in 1808.)By Chudi OkoyeO! thou father of the universe and disposer of events,...

Awka Arise!

(Awka Times Promotional Advert Script) By Chudi Okoye Awka is a town pregnant with possibilities No one can yet decipher what she will deliver Awka was part of the nexus of early Igbo civilization Throughout, Awka has carried the burden of Igbo history Great deeds...

Hurray to Humans!

By Chudi Okoye I wonder what they see! I wonder if there are Cosmic Beings with Elysian seeing peering at the batch on this lonely patch called Earth, who watch as we hatch a response to match a microscopic assailant trying...

Biafra Mourns Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye They took us back with noble lies brandishedInsisting there is no victor and no vanquishedBut here we are, wearied, lost or languishedWe the defeated, lorn, perennially anguishedWhat once we owned already relinquishedAssets claimed by 'friends' or simply...

To Be Young In Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye "Who is a 'youth' in Nigeria?" Who, you ask, is a 'youth' in Nigeria? Hush, impetuous questioner! This will cause mass hysteria! Though you are a native sojourner And not a supercilious foreigner You must not dare to interrogate The wisdom of our local...

The Lord’s Prayer

By Chudi Okoye My dearly beloved children Yes, you my prim and preachy children You mortals which art on Earth Mellowed be thy mouth! You peddle your religion so wantonly Rattling off your homilies so openly You try to impress with your virtuous vocabulary Chastising doubters like...

A Picture of Dike Park

By Chudi OkoyeOh look! Look right here and markWhat they've done to our Dike ParkLook at this pile, unsightly and starkIn all its 'glory' a decrepit shamblesA sordid result of decrepit gamblesAnd emblem of our mutilated dream.Let us spy...

Dear St James, At Christmas

By Chudi Okoye Dear St James, my St James Cathedral of my contentment Beloved monument of my upliftment Accept tonight my fervent felicitations My love for you a furnace of fiery flames! You are, St James, a house of miracles Our own hallowed hibernacle Harboring in your...
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Dr. Aneze Chinwuba (1944-2020): An Obituary

Awka town loses a natal intellectual and controversial septuagenarian considered patriotic by those who favored his politics and opportunistic by those who disapproved of...

Igbo Followership is the Problem!

Ineffective political leadership in Igboland is a concomitant of the weakness and inefficacy of Igbo political society. By Anonymous THE TIME IS NOW! The fight is...