Sudanese, boys, lost boys, photography, poem, poet, CDS


a black Sudanese kid drowning
in the largeness of his pants
weaves a basket of history
with the facial hair of his ancestors
just to make ends meet.
while a group of tourists take photographs of him,
soldering them to words. their intentions scorch
like vapors of boiling water

Written by Olajide Ajise (Batch A, 2016) for Za Kano Kofas and can be contacted via mail (

CDS: Education Development Group

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