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EDITORIAL ISSUE #5


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD EXPOUND #5 Dear Readers, On 27th of March, 2015, I released the first issue of EXPOUND. I had saved some money and borrowed a friend’s laptop to create the website and released the issue. Today, EXPOUND is a year older, and I am delighted to tell you that in just one year, we have been able…






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Masks by Ehindola Peter


…In the dream and the ones that followed, I was in the square, playing scenes of an erotic drama, wheeling with sensual movements; but she came, bearing a dim lamp, saying, ‘I have wept for you many times’… If I say I still do not feel a slight fear inside me for trying to identify with the traditions and customs…






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Judgement and Gratitude by Olatunde Obafemi


There is a difference between the moving of the feet and dancing; between what is and what should be; between truth and an appearance of truth; between intention and execution; between breathing and living. Sometimes, there is a difference between a human and what is being thought of them by others; between judgement and conviction; between confession and deeds; but…






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Donovan Smith by Jason Snyman


~Dragon Slayer, Soldier, Champion of Fair Maidens   I used to paint a lot when I was younger, always in three colours and three colours alone – black, red and white. At some point in my life, however, the feel of a brush in my hand had become almost alien. Uncomfortable. Heavy. For some reason unknown to me, the brush…






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EDITORIAL – ISSUE #4


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD EXPOUND #4 Dear Readers, Our last issue for this year is finally out! It has been quite an interesting and challenging journey this year. We thank our contributors for believing in us and keeping us this far. This last issue is our end of the year gift to our readers, and it is an electrifying gift,…






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Why I Fast by Kingsley Charles


‘Somewhere, always, behind visible life, behind the backcloth of survival, a battle between flesh and mind occurs and recurs. Kingsley Charles’ “Why I Fast–a testimony in fine language–is an inward conversation in milieu of the said recurrence; and in it are some of the most interestingly paradoxical givens of the thinking soul’ — Oyin Oludipe, Nonfiction Editor   The third…






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EDITORIAL – The Dirty Issue


Dear Readers, This Special Issue is very important to us at EXPOUND, and we are grateful to the contributors who made it the thriller we want it to be. The thought of a Special issue of erotic arts and literature can be traced back to a telephone conversation between me and Saddiq Dzugoki on acceptance of his place as a…






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To Skin, With Hunger – Oyin Oludipe


To hunger is human; to touch, divine. To this very end, I have become the preacher man on the hills of your soul. I have become the throb in runnels of your depth; tremor in chambers of your night. For hunger is mortal, and touch is not—and warmth—and market conversations around arcs in lethargies of motion. To hunger is human;…






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E D I T O R I A L ISSUE #3


CLICK EXPOUND #3 TO DOWNLOAD Dear Readers,   At EXPOUND, it’s delightful taking our 3rd step in this journey dedicated to the best of arts and aesthetics. If the quality and quantity of works we have been receiving is anything to go by, EXPOUND’s journey will not be a short one. We thank our contributors for taking these early steps with…






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Seeing the Dead – Emmanuel Iduma


1 Rora said: Rambo particularly liked me to take pictures with the dead and then look at them later. It turned him on—that was his big dick, his absolute power: being alive in the middle of death. That was all that it boiled down to: the dead were wrong, the living were right. He said: The thing is, everybody who…






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Why Do I Pray? – Oyin Oludipe


Why do I pray? Who do I?—Why do I arch the soul to suffer hubris, to brew seasons—sudden sporadic somberness—in the pit of being? To pause? Or pulse? A departure, perhaps? From what or which? Surely, a brittle specimen is no longer cheaply within grasp from that headlong haste of a protean world. He must stop. The air is immersed…






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POSTCRIPT: Fragments and Conversations – Wale Owoade


  Who Killed Rora? Rora is one of those decayed characters who ‘mortalises’ Emmanuel Iduma’s ‘Seeing the dead’, a piece Oyin Oludipe, our Nonfiction Editor describes as ‘a fateful crossway where the swollen soul must shun the hubris of life to swallow death as a complete in-gathering of being.’   In Sarajevo, the young man who emptied seven bullets into…






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ISSUE #2 – E D I T O R I A L


CLICK  EXPOUND #2 TO DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE Dear Readers, Lots have changed since the last Issue. First, we now have an Editorial Team. Ten heads are better than one. Secondly, we have a new web theme, responsive with a better mobile interface. Thirdly, we have moved a step forward by producing this issue in eBook (PDF). We thank the contributors.…






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