Category Archives: Fiction

The Long Wait

The Long Wait

Chidubem sunk, deeper and deeper into depression, willingly refusing to fight the drown. Everyone irked him; Chidubem tugging at a pupil’s ear for being too loud, Chidubem shouting another pupil silly for being too quiet, Chidubem smacking a little girl at the front row for being too enthusiastic and yet another for asking too much […]

Of Church Boys and Girltations; The Story by Tolu Daniel

Of Church Boys and Girltations; The Story by Tolu Daniel

Remember how I told you that Brother Kola said that I had slept with most of the girls that attended our church? Well, it so happened that he was right despite the fact that I vehemently denied the allegations as at the time. I had mind fucked them all, one small me to fuck them […]

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For The Love Of Iverem

Tribe: TIV States: Benue, Taraba, Plateau, Nasarawa, Enugu. Time: Precolonial Nigeria. Only one person could have made Kuhemba leave the warmth of his bed this cold morning. Iverem. She didn’t know what he had planned, but he knew she wouldn’t approve; She was too proper. He peered through the foliage, ducking as the procession approached. […]

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The Ewe People Of Nigeria

Ethnic group: The Nigerian Ewe people {Lagos State} ———————————————————————————– I spoke with our ancestors. The spirit of the coastal waters, Yemaja visited eight centuries ago. She told of our coming back to the waters, no matter how far we run. I pour libations to Lisa, the omnipresent creator. I do it standing before sitting on […]

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Water People

Idoma- Kogi state. WATER PEOPLE. Ekondu’s lips quivered as he followed his friend. Alchieni pretended not to notice. The route to the river stretched into a snaky course of darkish brown mud paths and elephant grass which flanked each side of the road. Taboo! Taboo! Taboo! Taboo! Grandpa Ogbole’s words hovered above them. Or rather, […]