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CALL FOR SUBMISSION | Observing Adulthood On The Cusp

Observing adulthood on the cusp through a glass box, there is definitely a nagging uneasiness of being in two different states. While everything is novel and stimulating it is also perplexing to be on the imaginary line that denotes instances of duality. There may be some who do but, the truth is nobody enjoys being …

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! | On The Cusp of Adulthood.

Random Photo Journal Writing Prize is now open for submissions! Until the closing date of November 1st 2019, we invite entries on the theme “On the Cusp of Adulthood” from both published and unpublished writers anywhere on the African continent. Click on the link below to see our Submission guidelines and other details about the …

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Surf and Grind Ghana | Arinzechukwu Patrick

Ghana is interested in skateboarding and its gradual acceptance in society is evident, even if skateboarders have been in existence for nearly up to fifteen years. Big media have documented the rise, Vogue, BBC, Monster Children name it. But there was a time when it was thoughtless to ride a wood without folks assuming the …

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Three Poems by Cathrine Chidawanyika

1.CLASS DISMISSED I forget how many have lost themselves When they crashed against my jagged edges They figured they were sailors Until they floundered in the sea that is me  I’ve lost count of all who tried to build here Wanting to tame my wild into domesticity What a lesson in futility Class dismissed 2. …

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Line, Colors and Portraits | Elene Anastassiou

Explaining the poetry of art. Originally published in Random Photo Journal issue, get the print here. I have often contemplated how my visual art could be viewed through a more literary perspective and I think some of my work has the potential of being directly related to poetry. Other times I think of my own artistic …

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Americans and Nigerians at malls | Caleb Ajinomoh

There’s a chance you find a Nigerian playing bare feet, struggling to cope with the shocking precision of a pregnant white woman’s serves. American mall attendants are polite. No matter how many times you walk out of a store emptyhanded, if you walk in again, you’ll get the same first-entry smile everyone gets.

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Barefoot Reminders of Death by Anthony Madukwe

I imagine a sky perfect for falling in love. The clouds block out the sun and the winds caress guava trees into a slow dance of atilogwu. I imagine a young woman giggling at the words of a man who isn’t even funny. The blind stubbornness with which they agree to spend the rest of their lives together and the remarkably gentle way he slides the ring into her middle finger eight months after.

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Looking Inward, Communicating Stories in a Visual and Dissimilar way.

Donkey’s years from now, if we look back to our current age, what will have been taken into account? Tomorrow asks questions we cannot answer, and it is unpredictable how our actions today will be interpreted tomorrow without the right documentation. In regards to documenting our stories as Africans, one needs to remember that it …