-available at okadabooks SYNOPSIS ‘Miss Estabalíz, you should be in jail presently other than sitting in my office staring at my face.’ He said with the show of much anger. She grinned at him. ‘We are all thieves in this world, with the bigger thieves crucifying the smaller one.’ Estabalíz said softly, ‘and there is … Continue reading The Shade of a Dollar
Quietly stepping out, Ozy slowly shut and locked the door to her small self-contained flat, shoved the key down the back pocket of her denim shorts before walking towards the gate. The time was about 6:04 that Saturday morning and the rest of the neighbours were yet to awaken. Ozy was on a mission this … Continue reading Red Paper.
Dear black girl, Your African skin is a rare gem to behold, With depth and richness of melanin it bears. Those who have seen you in person can testify of your stunning ebony beauty, So be comfortable in wearing your black skin. You are different and way more beautiful than you can imagine. You think … Continue reading Black Girl, you’re more Beautiful than you think
It all began on 16th January 2022 when Tinubu died of a heart attack. It was an open-secret that he was gearing up to contest in the 2023 presidential race. Against the unpopular third term ambition of Major-General Buhari (rtd) & against the single term promise made by Atiku. The clouds were gloomy in the … Continue reading The First Female President of Nigeria
There was a country There was hope It was a new leaf A new dawn. Finally The children’s future were bright. And brothers envisaged posterity. Well, why wouldn’t it be? Liberty, after calamity would only birth prosperity. Alas! That vision wouldn’t become history. For verily, As the ghouls were cast out. Demons arose! Greedy, callous … Continue reading There Was A Country
I was led into the house (well it was more of a mansion) by a huge man. He isn’t that huge or maybe he is, considering my height he looks like a giant to me. But to some like Mo Abudu or Kate Henshaw, he’ll be a few inches taller than them. With that description, … Continue reading The Writer Episode 2
Tony almost knock down the aged door as he rushed into the house. The duffel bag he brought in dropped on the chair beside his estranged brother. Dennis turn around and took a cursory look at his brother peeping through the window to see if anyone had followed him. The wide blood stain on his … Continue reading Bliss
“Death is cheap, it only takes a bullet”. So you heard. Treading the tiled floor barefoot, you walked your way past the kitchen door where you left your last dinner untouched. Your feet glided past the bedroom and you caught a glimpse of the cradle you bought. It was empty and you remembered why. You … Continue reading Whispers
Arise, compatriots The land is green, The leaders are mean. The soil is fertile, And the youths agile. I should have been home yesterday, But country home wouldn’t lead me home. We travail till we burn our feet, Embracing the past heroes’ feats. Diverse preaching in cacophony, Qualitative teaching now a luxury. She should have … Continue reading Arise compatriots
“Ayo! Ayo!! Ayo!!!” A furious but caring mother called from the kitchen. She kept calling until she couldn’t hold it anymore. Now muttering to herself ‘its past six in the morning and this girl still finds pleasure in sleeping when she’s supposed to be preparing for school’. Esther Cole left what she was doing in … Continue reading Hope E1: A new beginning
In a small corner of the town lived a kind man who had a small garden and a small farm in his yard that he loved dearly. He loved all the little animals; the chickens, the rabbits, the ducks, the little goats as well as the fruits, flowers and vegetables in his garden. He catered … Continue reading RED: Part 1 of 3
Big flabs run all over my tummy My six pack is a thing of the past I watch toon shows everyday on tv Sofia, Lion Guard, Pj Masks My friends say now they don’t get to see me. Their missed calls pile up on my phone. Always stressed Can’t go nowhere House’s a mess Don’t … Continue reading Dad Life
No doubt, the life we live is in different stages, each with its own peculiarities. The youthful period — which in particular, is the prime of one’s lifetime — is one that requires a great deal of one’s productivity. It is akin to the fulcrum of a lever upon which the load of your life … Continue reading The Life That Happens
Thirty-something years ago. “Ibiye!” my mum yelled from the living room. “What?” boomed my dad from the kitchen. “Be fast with the watermelon na I’m hungry!” yelled my mum, ignoring his boom. “I’m coming!” my dad yelled back again. You see my parents have been known to be the king and queen of yelling. I … Continue reading Glasses and Dimples. Episode 1.
By Izunna Okafor Beyond the shrubs of Sahara Lifted a munt of brainy bond Over the Mississippi of Ethiopia Lofted a penner with his hunky thoughts Across the bridge of a foreign land Hovered a book of beautiful pages Tightly enclaved yet as an Ireland In a skull rounded in the clime of golden edges … Continue reading Faraway (For Prof. Pius Adesanmi)