Society Of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra State Chapterplans to celebrate  Achebe

Society Of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra State Chapterplans to celebrate Achebe

> Society Of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra to celebrate Achebe. The Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Anambra State Chapter in collaboration with Prof. Kenneth Dike Library, Awka Anambra State is set to honour and celebrate a Literary Legend and an ebullient indigen of the state, Late Prof. Chinua Achebe. This programme tagged: ”CHINUA ACHEBE: A … Continue reading Society Of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra State Chapterplans to celebrate Achebe

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The Russian Connection (11): Sparring Partners

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location:  Castella Residence – Richmond, Virginia Time seemed to thicken into a viscous liquid, idly slopping along, prolonging the agony Meghan felt in her heart.  She stared into the darkness of the gun’s nuzzle.  It’s black hollow, ever reminiscent of the death it promised.  Sirens could be heard in … Continue reading The Russian Connection (11): Sparring Partners

Rants Of A Young Nigerian

Rants Of A Young Nigerian

My soul faints within me My heart is soaked in regret The thought that I had lived in error all these years kills me Out of the belly of this regret, I write these words. These words are the words I had always wanted to write but then it took me this long to get … Continue reading Rants Of A Young Nigerian

In The Heart Of A Quiet Town

In The Heart Of A Quiet Town

In the heart of  a quiet town, on an equally quiet Thursday, where on a quaint street , stood a tall building built from red bricks, that were turning to brown.

In this building, six stairs away to the top is a bar, a seedy one, with tall stools for chairs and cracking wood planks  set in the wall, for tables.

The bar was occupied by a wiry looking man in his mid forties, who was placing bottle after bottles of beers , for customers as well as plate after plates of pepper soup, made by his wife, who was at the back of the bar.

Nothing much happens in this bar, the Capons , politicians and cultists don’t patronise this place. The capons found it to be an easy place to be found, the politicians couldn’t afford to smear their reputations and cultists found it too confining, for reasons best known to them.

Only the road construction workers, the mechanics, plumbers and any other person that wasn’t mentioned above, so you see nothing could ever happen in this bar nor in the quiet street it dwelled in.                           Well most of the time.

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At 8:34 am, Lanre entered the bar, he hated the quiet street, the sleazy bar , and despised the moody effect the whole place had on him.

But it was for the last time, very soon it would be over, Simon would come and they would finalise this crappie deal.

He was dressed as casually as he could.          In plain black trousers, a blue polo shirt, a leather jacket, plain black pumps and a black and blue checkered baseball cap. He hoped to God, that he looked nothing like the lawyer that he was.

Walking towards the bar, he sat down on his favourite stool, the one at the edge of the bar, overlooking a curtainless windows , with most of the louvres missing.

‘As usual?’ The bar man asked.

Lanre just nodded stiffly,being nowhere near the mood for this man’s cheeriness.

Lanre downed a large portion of the Guinness in one swig , he was wiping froth away from his lips when Simon came in.

Simon was averagely built, with a straggle for strides and a plump body coupled with an always smiling face, he looked nothing like the police officer that he was.

‘I see you came early today’.Lanre sarcastically commented.

‘I saw you walk into the room.’ Simon retorted, taking the Guinness bottle and downing the rest of it’s content.

Lanre humphed at that, before ordering for two more beers.

‘So did the Governor call?’ He asked, turning to hand one to Simon.

‘Yes, he confirmed the payment and asked me to commend you for a job impeccably done’. Lanre smiled broadly at that.

‘And where is the money?’.

‘In my car’s boot, but I won’t be handing it over now, someone’s watching’

Lanre turned back, his eyes searching for any spy- like individual in the almost deserted room.

‘I don’t think so’ he said, after confirming that there was nobody like that.

‘I know so. I’ll drop it at your house later today’. Simon said indifferently.

‘No you won’t’. Lanre narrowed his eyes at the police officer, ‘You don’t know where I live’.

‘Oh but I do, look don’t worry’. Simon was standing up abruptly,  suddenly looking ill at ease,  Lanre saw this and pulled him down hard on the stool, and at the same time, jerking away the pistol, Simon had been surreptitiously slipping out of it’s band, Lanre flanged it to a far corner in the bar.

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Ten minutes later, Barrister Lanre was walking down the building steps, away from the bar, where Simon lay on the floor, with broken bottles on his foreforehead, The bar man looking sick and a customer hiding under the plank.

There was no money in the boot, but there were loud sirens chasing after him,  as he sped through the quiet street……………..

 

2nd Osogbo Book Reading, Artists And Writers Workshop

2nd Osogbo Book Reading, Artists And Writers Workshop

SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS In collaboration with THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NIGERIA (NLN), OSUN STATE BRANCH AND OSOGBO WRITERS FORUM Present 2ND OSOGBO BOOK READING, ARTISTS AND WRITERS WORKSHOP (FREE WORKSHOP) Date: Sat. Nov. 5, 2016 Venue: National Library of Nigeria, Osun State, Branch Omo West Area, New Ikirun Road, beside NYSC Secretariat, Osogbo, … Continue reading 2nd Osogbo Book Reading, Artists And Writers Workshop

Call For Papers And Poems  In The Memory Of Prof. Chinua Achebe.

Call For Papers And Poems In The Memory Of Prof. Chinua Achebe.

SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS (ANAMBRA CHAPTER) IN COLLABORATION WITH ANAMBRA STATE LIBRARY BOARD Presents FOUR YEARS AFTER THE DEMISE OF THE LATE PROF. CHINUA ACHEBEC CALL FOR PAPERS AND POEMS IN THE MEMORY OF PROF. CHINUA ACHEBE. The Society of Young Nigerian Writers Anambra State Chapter are hereby calling for papers/ essays from both … Continue reading Call For Papers And Poems In The Memory Of Prof. Chinua Achebe.

Finding A Reason

With smiles, giggles and arms locked together they strolled into the consulting room. They seemed truly happy together. There was a palpable bond of affection between them. My face lit up and my lips curved into a light as they approached my desk. Cupid! I thought as my heart fluttered mildly. They reminded me instantly … Continue reading Finding A Reason

Finding Tiwa (3)

Fate and careful planning had brought Martin my way again. My seeing him at the interview was no surprise as I had known from a contact within the company that he would be on the interview panel. Now for the next stage- making him fall in love with me (for real this time) then dumping … Continue reading Finding Tiwa (3)

Runner( Part Three): The Seige

Runner( Part Three): The Seige

Runner: The Siege The town of Limala laid sleeplessly in the dark like a shadow in the night musing and whispering away, like endangered an specie, smelling of fear and anxiety, swelling with people coming in, people other than her inhabitants, coming in without going, running away, away to life, life seeking life, away from … Continue reading Runner( Part Three): The Seige