All posts by Kurannen Baaki

UNFINISHED by Kurannen Baaki (an excerpt)

UNFINISHED by Kurannen Baaki (an excerpt)

Three cars, the Black Maria in the middle, stood in a perfect line on the concrete driveway and faced the exit gate. The drivers were ready and so was the escort team, and a subdued Jake, seated in the back compartment of the Black Maria, an armored E-450 van. It was 5:40 p.m. and outside … Continue reading UNFINISHED by Kurannen Baaki (an excerpt)

Unedible Bones: A Review of Unoma N. Azuah’s Edible Bones by Kurannen Baaki

Unedible Bones: A Review of Unoma N. Azuah’s Edible Bones by Kurannen Baaki

Read Edible Bones, and have a smooth ride, like a professional chauffeur cruising you around town in a limousine. Only that Kaitochuckwu has taken us on a turbulent wander across America, Unoma Azuah’s delivery is exquisite, done in simple language, and a free-flowing narrative that is, for me, reminiscent of the moment with Eddie Iroh’s … Continue reading Unedible Bones: A Review of Unoma N. Azuah’s Edible Bones by Kurannen Baaki

The March by Kurannen Baaki

The March by Kurannen Baaki

…To those who have lost their lives from the recent upsurge of bomb explosions—with clear exception to those who have given their lives as instruments for destruction; those who have suffered varying degrees of injuries; also to those whose loved ones they will never see again…   The people had departed. Most of them. But … Continue reading The March by Kurannen Baaki

The Confession

The Confession

The Divine Ministries International Church, Wurukum held its sessions at an apartment cramped between a drinking joint and a striving welding shop. It was a bubbling new church trying to break into the Pentecostal arena at a pace that its pastor had termed “Holy Spirit-propelled”. The self-proclaimed Apostle Nicodemus Samber was the general overseer. He … Continue reading The Confession

Richard Ali’s City of Memories: A Review

Richard Ali’s City of Memories: A Review

Truly, Richard Ali has written a very important book. City of Memories is an epic tale of love that cuts across religion, identity and political affiliations, what Richard Ali calls fault lines. The book is set chiefly in the fictional North Central State that sees the appearance of Jos, as well as the fictional Bolewa. … Continue reading Richard Ali’s City of Memories: A Review