Yoruba Folklore for World Turtle Day
In Yoruba folklore, the Tortoise, who is called Àjàpá, Ìjàpá, & Alájàpá, is depicted as a trickster whose popularity equals Anansi’s. The Yoruba esteem his cunning, “which makes up for his physical disadvantages”, that’s celebrated in the proverb “Àjàpá ò lẹ́sẹ̀ ńlẹ̀, ó lọ́gbọ́n ńnú (Àjàpá’s feet make hardly an impression on the ground, but…
Haiku for the Flower Moon Lunar Eclipse
This darkness you’re inis your eclipse. Wait for yourillumination.
Flash Fiction: Alone
Inside the factory, she avoided sunlight that poked through holes in the windows. A mongoose spotted her and sniffed the air. It shook as if it had dengue fever and scurried away. If only it had stayed for a while. She felt as bereft as this desolate place.