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BABY FACTORY: Chimee Adioha

Aba Aba was the city that vomited me; a rumbling city, a city drowned in filth air and successful commerce and unnatural moisture, loud people with loud senses, but she swallowed me. I wouldn’t recognize how Aba drew an identity on me except I leave her, and then someone would crawl close to me and say: Nne, are you from Aba; you speak exactly like them’ or another will come saying – ‘babe, you have an Aba blood in you’ and then I will smile and tell them yes, I am an Aba girl, a typical one for that matter’ Aba swept me

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Story of many lives: AP

Ours is a story of love From a long lineage of recluses and misfits Suppressed by long awaiting dreams to finally find you In a suburb enclave of quiet and mystic rays you were born Wrapped in a mystery only love could adorn Perfecting each madness you wore like a horn When to the world your soul was dead and gone.

We come from a place quiet and full of thorns Pricking each gait to stand and walk among the unborn For their incarnation like a new day is yet to set dawn For we, are

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