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Dazzle Me Chapter 3 (Novel Excerpt)

    CHAPTER III The seat belt lights came on as the air hostess said through a microphone. “We would be at the Lagos Muritala Mohammed airport in a couple of minutes so we encourage all passengers to fasten their seat belts” she said, her accent sounding almost British. So he had decided to go … Continue reading Dazzle Me Chapter 3 (Novel Excerpt)

The “Monday” Weekend

It was a Monday. And as usual time had dragged. However, the work day finally came to a close. As I packed my books and laptop into my back-pack there was only one dominant thought on my mind – SLEEP! The fatigue of the studious weekend and the long night stayed with me all through … Continue reading The “Monday” Weekend

A Time full of Love

1. She was quite easily the most beautiful girl I knew, but when I asked her out and she said ‘No’ to me, I was glad. As I walked away from her right after, I heard her friends, clustering back about her, giggling, perhaps mocking; I ignored them – simply got into my car and … Continue reading A Time full of Love

Blood, Spirits and Promises – 2 of 3

*You know you can let me take over your body, Ejani,* Otu said coyly, *Wouldn’t you want to move that fast and effortlessly, let your mind rest for a few moments. You are exhausted, are you not?* Ejani felt a sudden heaviness come upon his limbs and he stumbled for a moment, almost falling over. … Continue reading Blood, Spirits and Promises – 2 of 3

Chika Ezeanya on Olaudah Equiano: Before We Set Sail

Chika Ezeanya on Olaudah Equiano: Before We Set Sail

The writer speaks out of real or imagined experience, tales do not spring from nothingness. And often, the reader studies fiction closely – for the truth. Works of fiction tell us stories of an era and complement history books. Yes, there is this compartmentalization; there are history books and there are novels and it is not … Continue reading Chika Ezeanya on Olaudah Equiano: Before We Set Sail

Are Africans Afraid Of The Future?

I have often asked myself the same question in another form: Why are Africans in general and Nigerians in particular afraid of science fiction? I must begin by categorically stating that I’m neither a scientist nor a science student for that matter. Oh, I confess I’ve always been fascinated with ants, earthworms and documentaries on … Continue reading Are Africans Afraid Of The Future?