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Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald is a writer of colour from Nigeria who studied law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and is currently enrolled in the Nigerian Law School, Lagos campus.

His short story, “The Witching Hour”, was published in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores and made the Tangent online recommended reading list for 2018 with two stars. It was was shortlisted for the Nommo Award for Best Short Story by an African. His novelette titled The Diary of The Dark Child got an honourable mention in the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest 2018. He was winner of the Imbube creative writing contest 2017. Some of his other works have appeared in Dwart online and African Writer. He is a first reader in SFF mags Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, and a submissions editor at PodCastle. He has a story forthcoming in The Selene Quarterly.


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16 May 2022

we are whispered into this new land, this old land, whispered anew
i tuck myselves under coffin nails. and then i am the sun like a nairobi fly, burning spine and skin.
The last deer in heaven flees, and Sestu pursues.
Wednesday: The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe Culture by Mark Bould 
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Podcast: 9 May Poetry 
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We would like stories that are joyous, horrific, hopeful, despondent, powerful and subtle. Write something that will take our breath away, make us yell and cry. Write unapologetically in your local patois and basilects in space; make references to local events and memes to your heart’s content. Write something that makes you laugh and cry. Indulge in all the hallmarks of your heritage that you find yourself yearning for in speculative literature, but know that we will not judge you based on your authenticity as a Southeast Asian. 
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