Lives, Poetry

Double-faced

Gloria Ikekhide You kiss my forehead In the open, under the jacaranda tree You bring me flowers Red roses, white roses, yellow roses Wild with thorns like your love You kneel before me You buy me gifts Wrap them, with red bows and hand-written messages Even though your palms are calloused And then you give […]

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Essay, Lives

She is pregnant, So what?

Teenage pregnancy the leading cause of death among female teenagers in Nigeria—or is this only half of the picture? In this essay, public health researcher Ayomide Oluseye discusses teenage pregnancy in Nigeria and why the stigma associated with teenage pregnancy is wrong.

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