All posts by Tony Ogunlowo

Tony Ogunlowo is a London-based writer and author of fifteen books spanning poetry collections, plays, short-story collections, novels and novellas. As a prolific columnist his articles are syndicated throughout Nigeria and the rest of the world, published in blogs, print newspapers and magazines and websites. His short stories and flash fiction have been broadcast over the BBC and Smooth 98.1 FM #thetalesatnightime and his pidgin English poetry is studied as part of the Nigerian Open University English Literature course EN214.

Kim in the Garden of Eden (Flash fiction)

The Serpent slithered over to where Kim sat on a rock, naked, taking a selfie and preening herself. “ Do you know why God forbade you from eating from the Tree of Knowledge?”, asked the snake. “Because my bum will grow bigger?”, she shot back without even thinking. “ No!”, hissed the snake,”…try again”. She … Continue reading Kim in the Garden of Eden (Flash fiction)

Agbero ( Bus Conductor) a Contemporary story by Tony Ogunlowo

  S-L-L-A-A-A-A-A-P!!! I don’t know what landed first; his hard palm slapping my face or the thud of his briefcase as he dropped it inside the doorway as he lunged at me. I screamed and recoiled from the force of the blow, my left cheek stinging from where he’d hit me. In my mouth I … Continue reading Agbero ( Bus Conductor) a Contemporary story by Tony Ogunlowo

Baba Go-slow

Baba Go-slow

They call him ‘Baba Go-Slow’. He had just been appointed the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company and this was his first annual general meeting. The company was in trouble. Backstabbing and infighting was rampant amongst the managerial staff. Ineffective accounting techniques had led to accusations of alleged fraud, embezzlement and corruption. Labour … Continue reading Baba Go-slow

The Bounty

There is a bounty So I’m told, worth more than a Man’s weight in Gold, many times over with all the diamonds, rubies and emeralds in the world cobbled together.   Unclaimed?   For how can one snare an angel and pin it down?