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With Love From Asaba: Part 12

Nene went to bed very early that day, but sleep evaded her.  At about 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, when the whole house was asleep, she went downstairs and searched for Monday’s paper. Her uncle usually kept the newspapers for the entire week in a magazine stand in the sitting room, and only threw them […]

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With Love From Asaba: Part 10

Brother James was the unapologetically longwinded and pompous leader of the Sunday School class for youths in the church Nene attended. Truthfully, most people referred to it as the “Singles’ Sunday School Class,” because it was attended by young, unmarried people.  The married folks had their own class.  But for whatever reason, the church chose […]



The chauffeur opened the door of the white Rolls-Royce for her. He bowed while she hopped in. He closed the door with his two hands, out of courtesy rather than necessity. Like a soldier walks to the station, he hastened his steps, making a semi-circle to the driver’s door, opened and in no time settled […]


Here, My Prayers

Life’s unsteadiness makes me want to die Our fruity atmosphere somehow got dyed Despite the prayers, my believe got slacked Our peacefulness got caught in a slide There go smiles of our beautiful brides Their absence made me want to die, Let death find me, please don’t kill me. Black oil had caused pains to […]