Echezonachukwu Nduka


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Echezonachukwu Nduka is a Nigerian poet, short fiction writer and essayist. His literary works are published in Black Communion African Poetry Anthology, From Here to There: A Cross Cultural Poetry Anthology, A Thousand Voices Rising: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry and several other reputable online and print literary journals. He is currently a postgraduate music scholar in Kingston ... more »

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  • ''First, we must set our minds free from all restraints on our freedom to be diverse and imaginative. What we cannot imagine, we cannot achieve.''
    Echezonachukwu Nduka, On Creativity and Diversity.
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The Initiation

i
ENTRY:

with your hands in your pockets,
you walked into the room and the lights went off.
"you've come on your own accord! "
a voice roared and the doors locked behind you.

"on your knees! "
another voice ordered.
you knelt and closed your eyes as Mozart's
requiem in D minor embraced the room.

ii
ACT:

those rules read to your hearing
knocked off the air you once breathed,
the tales that taught you magic,
the wands you dreamt to usurp,
the taste of wines that built your bonds;
that night, you drank ...

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