Sunday, February 5, 2012

Headline Haiku

Teju Cole, who visits Friday, 2/10, has taken to tweeting headlines and stories from the Nigerian newspapers, reformulated as a kind of poetry. Another tweeter-blogger, based in Monrovia, Liberia, has categorized them as "totally brilliant and unique" Haiku remixes:

"In Calabar South, Inyang, refilling a kerosene lantern while its wick was lit, sent himself and two others into final darkness."

"The man whom the concerned citizens of Port Harcourt nearly lynched for turning a boy into a goat is now being interrogated by police."

“'Dr Collins Okafor,' not a doctor at all, worked at the General Hospital in Calabar for only a year before he was found out."

More on the Moved to Monrovia blog.