Tag Archives: Nigeria

“Boko Haram Comes!”

“Boko Haram comes!” “Boko Haram comes!” Terrifying words Screamed into the wind Translate into reality When shouted into cell phones. Warnings received And acted upon By all who hear. The villagers Flee to the mountains Hide themselves In ancient caves … Continue reading

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“Nigerian Vigil”

(copyright Erin Leary) As the sun burns through the veil of mist rising from the Gongola River, the tall woman from the village turns back to her hut. She comes every evening at dusk and stands until dawn, unmoving, like … Continue reading

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