It’s dark. It’s ugly. It’s hot. There’s a fire… ‘Offiong’ is an Ibibio word. It means ‘the moon’. My name is Offiong. It used to be Ekim until I met Utin, the Sun Who made me His. Ekim means darkness – the obscurity of darkness. I am a watchman. Everyday I meet people who look alive… Read More Warn


Moonlight… Not the verb – sketchy thing But the noun – sacred thing (soon you’ll find) Moonlight: the pale, bluish light that comes from the moon. The moon is non-luminous. Science tells me it produces no light on its own. Being a reflector, it would only ‘produce’ light by reflecting light from another source –… Read More Moonlight


Pencils Paper Filter Voila! If you’re Nigerian, you know the stories folks get flying around about the evils/ills of these last months of the year: the EMBER months. These stories may be valid: you cannot tell (maybe you can) what kinda ‘spirits’ we have flying around this space above our heads, walking around us, or… Read More EMBER: Glow


Ai was a Canaanite royal city with a population of 12000 people. In her journey towards owning the territories promised her, Israel made the decision to fight against Ai. Joshua sent out just three thousand of his soldiers, having been counseled to do so by the men he’d sent to spy out the city. Involving… Read More AI


On birthdays, candles are put out; I choose to light them on mine. Rain Rain falls Rain falls outside… These were among my favorite lines from the 365.25 days before today, my birthday. I wish I could kick start all I have to say tonight with these lines but no: rain and candles never work… Read More Candles