For Days and A Night – Free E Book

For Days and A Night – Free E Book

 

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It’s a romantic night.

You know; that kind of night. The kind of night described in a million-and-one Danielle Steel novels; a night on the streets of Paris…strolling along the banks of the river Seine. Or maybe in Florence on some cobblestone street, sipping Chianti wine, licking a gelato and listening to Bach.

But I’ve never been to any of those places. So you’ll just have to make do with home.

Nigeria.

To be exact; February 16 2005. Sometime after ten at night.

Place? That would be UNAD – University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Standing at the junction where the un-tarred road coming from the hostel met the main road that went past the campus gate and into Ado town.

It was one of those nights on which NEPA for once did not let you down. Soft music was playing from one of the hostel rooms…maybe something from Timi Dakolo or Darey or Banky W playing in the background.

A night with the right kind of weather – not too warm, not too cold.

Just right. The kind of night with or without a full moon – but with just enough stars that the weather was complimented, so that meant there was enough illumination to see what you needed to see.

Her eyes; for instance.

Duh. How could you not have expected that? What sort of ‘romantic night’; from a guy’s perspective…at least a straight one, is complete without a girl?

Anyways, there we were; her looking at me as though I was dumb Jack in Titanic and she was Kate posing nude on the couch; me trying not to look at her. It was the hardest thing I had ever had to do – up to that moment.

Crazy girl. A few moments before, she had been asking me if I thought it was possible to fall in love with someone within moments. ‘Oversabi’ that I was, I started giving her empirical reasons and evidence as to why it was impossible, unrealistic and stupid. She looked at me with those liquid brown eyes, shook her head and said nothing.

I wondered if I was trying to convince her or myself. 

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For Days and A Night is a collection of short stories, a poem and some candid personal opinions from yours truly – basically my perspective on some general issues. It is my first published book.

Click to download ‘For Days and A Night‘.

Thank you very much!

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31 thoughts on “For Days and A Night – Free E Book” by Seun-Odukoya (@Seun-Odukoya)

  1. Avatar of sylvia
    sylvia (@): Newbie - 0 pts

    i enjoyed d excerpt….off to download it ryt away

    1. @sylvia

      Thank you much. Bless God.

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    adams (@): Newbie - 0 pts

    with such captivating introduction, i must want to read this book.

    1. @adams…
      You won’t be disappointed.

      Thank you!

  3. Avatar of Efadel
    Efadel (@): Newbie - 0 pts

    @Seun-Odukoya. I have downloaded and read a few. pages. It’s an interesting read. However, there’s something amiss with your introduction here. If the year is 2005, then there can be no Timi Dakolo playing in the background. West African Idols was in 2006/2007.

    1. Dear sir,@Efadel
      The mention of those guys is intentional. The idea is to capture a mood. There’s a feel you get listening to those guys, and its constant no matter what year it is.

      Thanks for observing that. Anything else?

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      funpen (@): Newbie - 0 pts

      first thing that caught my eye too but looks like smthing i would love to read.

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        Seun-Odukoya (@): Newbie - 0 pts

        @funpen

        Please go ahead and read.

        Thank you much.

  4. Avatar of lactoo
    lactoo (@): Newbie - 0 pts

    Nice write up. Welldone. @seun-odukoya.
    You can also read my ‘best short’ @ ‘sweet taboo’

    1. @louis

      I am sure you did not read the above. If you did, ‘nice write-up’ would NOT be your response.

      Thank you.

      1. Avatar of chemokopi
        chemokopi (@): Newbie - 0 pts

        Hahahaha…Seun!

        1. Well….@chemokopi

          Wetin I for talk na?

      2. Avatar of jollyone
        jollyone (@): Newbie - 0 pts

        lol….caught!

        1. @jollyone

          You can say that AGAIN.

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    Ellie (@): Newbie - 0 pts

    Congratulations, it isnt easy. I liked the intro- UNAD is the setting, lemme read it first and see if it’s as romantic as all the exotic scenes I have read about.

    1. Thank you so much!

      Do enjoy.

  6. Avatar of chemokopi
    chemokopi (@): Newbie - 0 pts

    Ok this is really nice. There is something experimental about this style of writing, yet very appealing. Like the author is having a conversation with me, and slowly peeling the layers of the world he is trying to introduce me to … in a beautiful way. I will surely read the book. I am convinced!

    1. @chemokopi

      God willing you won’t be disappointed.

      Thank you.

  7. Avatar of sambright
    sambright (@): Newbie - 0 pts

    Bros yeeeeeeeeee, the inro abi na excerpt carry load. I beg you sabi well-well! I nor get choice. Off to download sharp-sharp. More ink to your quilt!

    1. Avatar of sambright
      sambright (@): Newbie - 0 pts

      *My bad* Quill I mean to say.

      1. Avatar of Seun-Odukoya
        Seun-Odukoya (@): Newbie - 0 pts

        Yeah…I got that.

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      Seun-Odukoya (@): Newbie - 0 pts

      @sambrightomo

      Thank you very much; Bless God.

      I really appreciate your kind words.

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        sambright (@): Newbie - 0 pts

        I am going through the e-book, I must tell you that what thrill me in it, beyond the diction and form of the works exhibited, is the aesthetic dimension.The artistic work adds a certain level of flair that has never been seen before in any Nigerian published work. I like that feature, it is distinct! Nothing less could have come off that astute and creative mind of yours. More grace sir!

        1. Avatar of Seun-Odukoya
          Seun-Odukoya (@): Newbie - 0 pts

          @sambrightomo….

          Thank you so much. That’s the idea; raise the bar – challenge the norm/what people have come to accept. Stretch the imagination. Why not?

          Bless God.

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            sambright (@): Newbie - 0 pts

            Yes bless God from whom all blessings and creativity flows.

  8. Avatar of Salliness
    Salliness (@): Newbie - 0 pts

    Just downloaded it. Off to read and I’ll give my ‘verdict’ afterwards.

    1. Avatar of Seun-Odukoya
      Seun-Odukoya (@): Newbie - 0 pts

      @Salliness

      Will be looking forward to that.

      Thank you!

  9. Who’s gonna give us a review of the work nah?! All of una wey download, no review? Abi make I write am sef? *thinks* I no sabi jo!

    1. @banky

      Abi your liver dey cut?! Write wetin you wan write jooo!

  10. Avatar of innoalifa
    innoalifa (@): Newbie - 0 pts

    getting it nowwwwwwwww

    1. Avatar of Seun-Odukoya
      Seun-Odukoya (@): Newbie - 0 pts

      Thank you. Let me know what you think!

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