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The Guests of Mama Maimuna by Tega Oghenechovwen

Jologho came alive with a start, gasping for air. His rheumy eyes popped open from the images of horror that had been clouding his head. The arteries on his neck thumped as if they were worms participating in a freedom march. He saw himself scuttle across violent cities, shatter walls, twist irons, maul cavernous mountains, circle predators, and then he saw himself stop to heave a breath of dread when he got to Dadin Kowa. The air that rushed…

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In November by Dermot O’Sullivan

  Eyes shut tight against the water; Andy MacAuliffe fumbled for the shower tap, found it, and twisted it shut. He opened his eyes and stood motionless as the water drained off his body in a shining tangle of shallow rivulets. When the din of tinkling had died down to a steady drip-drop-drip, he stepped out of the shower. He towelled himself dry and took a piss, savouring the long, satisfying gush and the frenetic bubbling as his jet…

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Powerful Women: From Fiction to Fact by Trish Nicholson

    The world is happy to celebrate powerful women – as long as they are fictional. From the Greeks’ mythical Amazons and the Valkyries of Icelandic sagas, to Wonder Woman striding heroically across our cinema screens, powerful women are the stuff of fantasy, the exception. But women have always been brave, smart, resourceful, strong – it’s the narratives that changed – and new findings are revealing women’s power as fact. The recent discovery by modern genome research, that…

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Out of the Chamber of Death: Conversation with Patrice Nganang
Patrice Nganang, writer and human rights activist

Patrice Nganang is an award-winning writer and a thorn in the side of Cameroon’s 35-year-old government. Fresh out of jail, and something of an exile these days, the professor gives Ngum Ngafor a lecture on how his country must change. Hello Prof Nganang and thank you for agreeing to speak to The Village Square Journal. Our country has been in a political deadlock for almost two years now. Some argue that it is essentially a governance problem. What are…

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