Issue 4 Visual Art


Inside the mouth of a river

Inside the mouth of a river explores the human’s continued dependence on nature, how we take and take and do little or nothing to preserve nature. This work titled inside the mouth of a river shows how different people depend on a river located somewhere in Lapai, Niger state, Nigeria for income with focus on a group of young boys who come daily to the river to fish and sell it in the town, to a rice farmer who irrigate his paddies from the river water, to men who fetch river sand used for building construction, to boys who come to the river to swim. In this picture story, we see how the river plays a role in the simple life of the rural people.

Abubakar Sadiq Mustapha


Abubakar Sadiq Mustapha is a storyteller, a poet, and an art curator. He believes in the power of photography and how it can be used toward mental health. His work has appeared in the Ebedi ReviewThe Song IsThe Nigeria ReviewThe Shallow Tales ReviewLibretto MagazineLiterandra, Lolwe  and elsewhere. He is a fellow of the Bada Murya Fellowship. You can find him on Twitter @musadeeeq

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