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EkaEka’s Remedy

Calabar, Cross River State. “Abasi mi”  gasped Ekaette  , as she  walked into the kitchen and  saw  the  spilled  mass of  Mfi Ikpok,  broken from their shells and the trampled Afang leaves; their green-coloured juices, splattered everywhere. She then looked to the disheveled frames of  Etete and Eteka, who had stopped brawling upon her entry. […]

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Dads Beads

Benue state-tivi The warning sound of the kakaki coupled with the screams woke me up. We are being attacked was the first thought on my mind as I jumped off my mud bed and ran to my mother’s hut to wake her up. The horrible smell of smoke spurred me on. “Mama wake up we […]

How CAN I BE DEAD?

How CAN I BE DEAD?

How can I BE DEAD How can I? In this wee hours of a time Efface at this cross lane of many victories I even heard they have contracted the great pall bearer in town They have purchased my corpse a suitable coffin The ordered have been delivered, in this upmarket store, of a suitable […]

Copy of Afrika

There is God O!

What can I say of the tales Under the heavens Where my earth is spread?   My tongue throne is vacant of words My wheel power of speech Has been short-lubricated   ‘Na only you waka come’ Can be laden with a confusing comedy But yet hid not the truth There is God o! And […]

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Mbobi

Tribe – Efik/Ibibio people of Cross River/Akwa Ibom State Mbobi To please Idem, the man who is to become my husband in a month’s time, I have acquiesced to partaking in Mbobi. My fiancé’s family is modern, but not so modern that they don’t resort to the old ways when it is convenient. Cross-cultural marriages, […]

The Long Wait

The Long Wait

Chidubem sunk, deeper and deeper into depression, willingly refusing to fight the drown. Everyone irked him; Chidubem tugging at a pupil’s ear for being too loud, Chidubem shouting another pupil silly for being too quiet, Chidubem smacking a little girl at the front row for being too enthusiastic and yet another for asking too much […]

Of Church Boys and Girltations; The Story by Tolu Daniel

Of Church Boys and Girltations; The Story by Tolu Daniel

Remember how I told you that Brother Kola said that I had slept with most of the girls that attended our church? Well, it so happened that he was right despite the fact that I vehemently denied the allegations as at the time. I had mind fucked them all, one small me to fuck them […]

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