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Aisha, Zara and Thomas

Once upon a time, in a small village nestled within the heart of Nigeria, there lived a young woman named Aisha. Her days were shaped by the vibrant colors, rich scents, and the pulsating rhythm of her community. Aisha was deeply devoted to her Muslim faith, finding solace in the teachings and rituals that guided

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It’s Love, I Know It

I thought going to school, getting the right job, and getting married were all I needed for my dreams to come through as a growing girl but I was wrong. I got all those quite alright but happiness was still far off. I met my husband after university, we dated for eight months and tied

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Lodged in my Head

Growing up in a strong muslim household was all I knew as a little girl. I even dreamt that I would grow to be like my step mother who had lived in Saudi while she studied for a degree in Islamic studies until she met my father and had to return home for their marriage,

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Midlife Clarify

Ajena was a role model for every woman and young girl, always there for everybody and never asking for anything in return. Her husband, the pastor, constantly used her as an example of what a virtuous woman should be, and she led many groups in the church. Over the years, she had held many people’s

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IMPORTANCE OF QUEER LITERATURE FOR YOUNG LGBTQI+ PERSONS IN NIGERIA

Nigeria, like many African countries, has a rocky history with LGBTQI+ persons and their rights. Same-sex partnerships are illegal in Nigeria as well as in many African countries, and discrimination and persecution of LGBTQI+ people are widespread. The lack of LGBTQI+ rights in Nigeria has made it difficult for young and growing LGBTQI+ people to publicly

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Healing Songs

Mia is a talented, young, struggling musician who had always felt like she didn’t fit in. She worked really hard to make ends meet and lived in a small, run-down apartment managing her life according to her small income. Her life felt like a constant battle, and she often wondered if she would ever find

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