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In our series of letters from African-American journalists, novelist and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther...

“It’s just a dream.” There was no sound in my ear. It remained quiet. I pushed hard against the door, and was able to open it, and then shut it. I was still asleep....

I woke up this morning with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes

I reached up to turn on the light then closed my eyes to try and sleep, but it was no use and I tossed and jerked and jerked away from the memories of this...

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani reflects on her relationship with her husband

"My favourite NORTECH event isn't the one with the president." He says as he pops a chocolatey cookie in front of me. I eat it before replying while trying to focus. "Oh, the president...

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It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...

Three hours pass and the phone rings again

Three hours passes and the phone rings again. A couple of rings. He opens his eyes and smiles at the caller ID. He glances at his watch. 5:46. He looks up and sighs, shaking...