Darksoulwar is the mother of all self-dearths and queen of it all. Some she immortalizes like stars, others she leaves as unnamed mortals. Some she marks out as demonized, others as though they were free.” —Kayode Taiwo Olla, March 3rd, 2015.
[Inspired by names, and stories of dearths—of famed Virginia Woolf, and famed Earnest Hemingway, and famed Rasheed Yekini; and of one Kupoluyi, and one Baba Shina, and one LawStudent. And then, modeled on the opening lines of J.M. Coetzee’s Life and Times of Michael K.]