All posts by Zanka Uhuru

Zanka Uhuru (Pseudonym) is a creative writer based in Lagos. He loves to play and experiment with words for art.
And Ndu set forth… – The End

And Ndu set forth… – The End

* * * * * The Murtala Mohammed International airport, Ikeja had not changed in Ukah’s eyes when he emerged from the airliner en route from Ottawa, Canada. He had been a former undergraduate at Schulich School of Business, York University. Before his present predicament, he had been in a pay-roll of a Columbian multi-millionaire … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – The End

And Ndu set forth… – 13

And Ndu set forth… – 13

* * * * * The Murtala Mohammed International airport, Ikeja had not changed in Ukah’s eyes when he emerged from the airliner en route from Ottawa, Canada. He had been a former undergraduate at Schulich School of Business, York University. Before his present predicament, he had been in a pay-roll of a Columbian multi-millionaire … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 13

And Ndu set forth… – 12

And Ndu set forth… – 12

Back home in Nigeria, a different sovereighty was in place and seemed to have promises for the populace. Notwithstanding, wreckages of the dilapidated rafters were still lingering about and deleterious to the fleeing minds. All the political detainees had begun gaining freedom. Njama, the journalist and his compatriots were released from detention. Adanma was happier … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 12

And Ndu set for… – 11

And Ndu set for… – 11

Bamako, Mali had a peculiar scenery; and the mode of dressing of its people not quite distinct from that found in norther Nigeria. The city seemed to be opened to most people and refugees fleeing from, West African war affected areas, political persecution and plights. The polity seemed to allow them settle for a while … Continue reading And Ndu set for… – 11

And Ndu set forth… – 10

And Ndu set forth… – 10

The whole air was filled with tear gas like a gas chamber. The dispersed crowd was shedding tears from the after-effect of the tear gas as they went their different ways leaving behind the bean cake woman whose fire spot would have been a place for murder. Some labs had engaged in a physical combat … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 10

And Ndu set forth… – 7

And Ndu set forth… – 7

The sun was shining brightly above the sky on the high way heading towards the capital. Leaving the high way behind, on getting to the second roundabout to the capital, a luxurious bus stopped so passengers could alight. After the second roundabout to the capital, by the left a tall building -Bank of the North, … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 7

And Ndu set forth… – 6

And Ndu set forth… – 6

Ndu was perpending how his meagre wage could not help accomplish his set goals. And the academic strike had lingered longer than expected. He was in the factory; a night shift. There came a faint chant from a distance. No one had envisaged the matter in that light. The faint chant came up again from … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 6

And Ndu set forth… – 5

And Ndu set forth… – 5

In the polythene factory, his duty was to arrange the polythene for the machine to cut into the required specification. The manager had earlier introduced him to the factory supervisor. There were two batches – the morning and evening shifts. In his batch, the workers were fierce looking. The supervisor told Ndu to feel at … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 5