Cover photograph: Brian Grunebaum

Praxis Magazine Online is pleased to present our newest digital chapbook, All Things Brown and Dusk by Onyenekwe Chiamaka, edited by JK Anowe.

Onyenekwe Chiamaka is Nigerian. She is very interested in unifying things, anything from religious views to cells and processes. She studied Archaeology at UNN, wants to supervise an archaeological excavation and would probably disappear for a while if there was a button for that. She also is very inquisitive about how people give names…

In lieu of an introduction, we invite you to read one of the poems from her collection here, then download and read the entire chapbook, All Things Brown and Dusk.

Weaver

When we love things, we don’t just text them ‘hello, idikwa mma?,’
then wait for them to come to us.
We say their names into hymns, poetry. Like dried wax
before altars. When we claim things, we stretch ourselves
into them like us. Weaving strands of our spittle into clothe patterns,
staining our cheeks with sweat from armpits we don’t tire of inhaling.

Download and read All Things Brown and Dusk.


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