The Sea Goddess’ Bloom
By Uchechukwu Nwaka
There is doubt in my heart.
Here, in the Blackwater, doubt is dangerous.
Doubt is rancid. Like slitting the mud-smeared belly of a catfish, only to find its guts blackened by pollution, then watching it spill back into the blacker waters of the creek. Blackwater is a literal name; it is not symbolic. These people do not care about legacies. The only thing that matters is continuity. Continuity does not require permanence.
At least Oba says so. Surely Oba cannot be wrong.
Yet I doubt. (Continue Reading…)