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Abdulrahman M. Abu-Yaman

Abdulrahman M. Abu-Yaman is a Nigerian writer and poet. His works have been featured anthologies like Ann Arbor Review, Afritondo, The Lagos Review, London Grip Magazine, Aké Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Blue Minaret and elsewhere. His artworks have been exhibited during Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (Kabafest) and Borno Book and Arts Festival (Bobafest). He is the co-founder of Minna Literary Society (MLS) and winner of Wakaso Poetry Prize and Hysteria Writing Competition 2021. Abu-Yaman is a fellow of Ebedi International Writers Residency.

Nabila’s PTSD

This poem contains imagery and references to bodily harm and human blood.

Now, Nabila’s digestive
system frowns at meat intake — she retches
on perceiving the smell of Suya or
any kind of barbeque—

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