CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO Gbemiga returned home for the Christmas holiday. Breaking up with Bukky had affected him badly. He loved the girl, but, he didn’t want to go against his family’s wishes. Moreover, his uncles and aunt were willing to sponsor his education. He couldn’t forego such opportunity. In the past, he had asked this … Continue reading Bukky Alakara 32
Marry me he said Marry me I will make you the queen of my heart Marry me I will make you breakfast in bed Marry me and you will be the one after my own heart Marry me and you will be my best friend Marry me and I will take you anywhere for … Continue reading Marry me
I like to believe every individual has that thing that made them change or decide to become a better person, mine is constantly listening to people tell stories of their experience. When you listen closely, you get sayings or quotes from these stories being told. “Never be afraid or too proud to reach out to … Continue reading Better Person
There is something immensely enthralling and helplessly entrancing about kissing someone you truly love for the first time. A majestic tranquillity stirs in, and settles placidly on your weary nerves, just as dew descends on leaves on a misty morning. An unabashed sincerity drifts through your lips as they brush against theirs, and … Continue reading Nostalgia
Don’t say there’s something wrong with it, but say something, please; say it’s the best thing you’ve ever heard since radio waves were first given a voice; say you’d bankrupt the … Continue reading Swell My Empty Head, Please!
Our minds have been poisoned and our accepted beliefs are unnatural and artificial.” – Bryant McGill I am not one of those who believe balkanisation would ultimately transform the governments of the nations that emerge from this into El dorados where all the problems facing the people would be resolved magically, as anticipated by some … Continue reading Nnamdi Kanu’s Rhetoric And The Unspoken Realities Of Nigeria’s First Coup.
CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE Bukky and her aunt sat inside the shop counting the money they made that day while the sales girls tidied up the place. “When did you and Chike start dating?” She raised her head and met her aunt’s excited gaze. “A few weeks ago.” She grinned, “I knew that both of you … Continue reading Bukky Alakara 31
CHAPTER THIRTY Chike turned on his side and looked up at the wall clock. It was some minutes past twelve. It was a good thing that he didn’t need to go to school that day. It was a Saturday and he seldom went to the campus, except when he had an upcoming test, a … Continue reading Bukky Alakara 30
CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE On her way home from the Adult Education Centre, while waiting for a bus, a car honked and stop by her side. She raised an eyebrow. If it was one of those jobless men that felt they could just honk and flash leering smiles, hoping that they had caught a big fish, … Continue reading Bukky Alakara 29
Rains lashed onto my bare back as I scooped up her fragile frame and carried her out of the car. Perhaps, she’d passed out, she couldn’t endure the pain she’s suffered. Perhaps, she just pretended to be asleep. Never wanted to face the reality. Never wanted to see the man who left her alone … Continue reading The U-Turn Could Have Come Earlier
“He came closer to the city, and when he saw it, he wept over it, saying, ‘if you only knew today what is needed for peace!’” –Jesus Christ, Luke: 19 vs. 41 & 42B According to some Christian leaders Jesus wept because, being God himself, he knew that the fickle minded Jews of Jerusalem who … Continue reading Yerushaliyim, Eternal City, A Hotbed Of Endless Conflicts.
Bola I get off the police van and lights flash in my eyes as reporters hover around me. My name has become a chorus on their lips. One of them pushes her microphone to my mouth but I can’t push it away; my hands have been restrained by handcuffs. “Mr Bola, any comments? How do … Continue reading Bola VS Fola: Justice or Just isn’t
Episode 5 ………………………………………………………………………………………. 3 days later. I was cleaning the kitchen humming to myself, “He’s intentional” by Travis green. Trying my best to forget the picture I saw in the small, black box. I couldn’t sleep that night, with the picture in my head; it was difficult for me to. So I distracted myself … Continue reading Ada: Episode 5
And the Night Hissed chronicles the expedition of a group of slave drivers in what is now known as Southwestern Nigeria. The story spans three weeks approximately, detailing slave raids from one town to the other, with the approval of a powerful royal accomplice. Enraged by loss, betrayal, ego, and disappointment, the group decides to … Continue reading …And the Night Hissed (A Critical Review)
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT Bukky lay on the bed and wept. It hurt that her boyfriend’s parents felt that he was too good for her because he was in the university and she wasn’t. She wished she had told them that she was no longer an illiterate. She now has her Junior waec certificate. Soon, she … Continue reading Bukky Alakara 28