All posts by Claude Opara

…And the Night Hissed (excerpt)

CHAPTER ONE June 16th, 1806 was our date with destiny. After nearly six turbulent weeks at sea, we should have been grateful at the sight of terra firma. We had just survived a raging storm and, a few days earlier, bouts of the flux among crew members. This had generated much concern over the sanitary … Continue reading …And the Night Hissed (excerpt)

Her Name is Amina (Part 2)

They scowled at her. It was then she recognized their faces. Both were local hunters- probably on morning patrol following rumours of a possible ‘Boko Haram’ attack on the village. In her state, Amina was too terrified to greet. Neither party exchanged pleasantries. From their expressions however, it was clear they disapproved of her presence … Continue reading Her Name is Amina (Part 2)