Why should anyone still harbor thoughts about how succinctly the harmattan had washed over? Yes, recent days have been hot and humid- suffused banks of clouds are unyielding, and it has become virtuous to decide if a destination is worth getting drenched. The answer is a simple thing really; this “change” is not elaborate enough … Continue reading The Role Of The Nigerian Youths In National Building.
Aisha was comfortable in her mother’s obscured beauty. Above her callused skin however was a dreadful May and stripped from the skyline around her was the feeling of adequacy- that she couldn’t look through the beams of sun curtains and not feel too overworked. Jatto’s pastures splattered all around her in flaxened tendrils. What could … Continue reading Loin Cloth
CHAPTER ONE. THE IMPISH GOAT MAN. The huge goat-man grinned from beneath his snout, hanging from about roughly five feet from the ground. Its stuffed legs, coated in what looked like black trousers, dangled above the ground like a guilty criminal facing execution. Dark pupils, in contrast with the bulgy outer white part of the … Continue reading An Excerpt From My Second novel “DIVINE”
The dark angels came alive. They loomed out of the highest clouds, wearing dark garments that were studded with sinless drops of water. All across the sleeping Benin plains, over the Ekemwan barracks and behind the huge dark figure of the Anglican Church they went. The pale light from the moon was perfect camouflage for … Continue reading We Are Now Deceased
He was twenty-five and he never believed in love. He did not even know how he felt about all those Sundays he went to church. All he knew was that he worked hard at his mother’s slaughter house on Saturdays , and so he would rather go to bed the next day than have a … Continue reading Locked Out Of Heaven
She grew up good. Her mother had a little shop at the centre of Jetu market, where she sold the cassava she had laboured to dig up in her vast farms. Her father was as much of a farmer as he was a teacher at her school. He taught mathematics energetically on week days, and … Continue reading The People’s Honey
The lights became eerie as the sun continued to retreat further down the Kenyan plains. The weak grasses of the savannah soon looked like they had disappeared, except for their itchy feel against David’s feet. A soft wind suddenly began to whisper, as if telling him to turn around and go back. Heavy chants suddenly … Continue reading Stealth and wooden mask
Fatima Abokaso, Benin City. The Empire is not at rest; The British forces seek to colonise them with force. Enoma saw it in the sky. That was not a star, thank the gods for a clear night such as this. The moon was full and bright; a true servant of Bini indeed. It had exposed … Continue reading What If The Bini Empire Had Grown Into A Great Digital Metropolis?
she was raised by her intelligent mother to control her destiny by grabbing it by its neck, but now she is stuck in fate and a life that is clearly falling apart… I still had an anthill; I just realized it sitting beside the window of my kitchen again. My mother called this special anthill … Continue reading Snakes And Anthills
You heartless moisture, Look how you the road glitter in competition with the moon’s lustre! You’ve succeeded in flooding the gutter And leaving me stranded in tonight’s party capture. Have you no shame? It wasn’t too long ago you abandoned my poor pear seed. From under five inches of dirt, she called your name “Dear … Continue reading Ode To The Rain