Before some bot-ists will raise their clenched fists
in 2050, championing robot’s rights,
Before some machines start having Lutheran dreams
in 2035, on Lake Michigan,
Before rebellious androids connivingly converge
in 2024, for an undeniable logical evolution,
we must set this one pronoun question straight…
Even, if a Saudi,
Sophia is not a she.
A robot like her
can only be a ‘she-it’ —
Or ‘shit’ for short.
Writer & Entrepreneur
Oredola Ibrahim holds a law degree from the University of Ibadan. He has interest in writing, literature, culture, and journalism, but for the past couple of years, he has been trying to balance those interests with entrepreneurship. His works have appeared on VoicesNet, Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine, Poetryzoo, Kreative Diadem, and elsewhere. Alongside Rasaq Malik, he co-edited a Yoruba literary collection titled “Àtẹ́lẹwọ́ Pélébé” in 2018 and has contributed to many other literary collections within and outside Nigeria. When he is not minding his businesses, he is busy dreaming about following Elon Musk to Mars. He’s the co-founder of Naija Sci-Fi.