self-portrait in the body of a boy with the tongue of silence

Digitally altered photo
Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria, 2020


Martins Deep is a Nigerian poet and photographer. He is passionate about documenting muffled stories of the African experience in his poetry and visual art. Writing from Kaduna, or whichever place he finds himself, his creative juices tend to paint the spontaneity of his imagination, humanity, justice, truth and emotions, in different ways, bringing as much balm to as many wounds desperate for healing. His works have appeared, or are forthcoming on Barren Magazine, Writers Space Africa, Mineral Lit Mag, Agbowó Magazine, The Ducor Review, The Shallow Tales Review, Omelette Magazine, The Lumiere Review, and elsewhere. He is also the brain behind Shotstoryz Photography.