Michael ran his fingers through his foaming beards as if he was doing a head-count for his hairs. The spray tube sprinkled waves of gentle bubbles of warm water at his face… and indeed, the warm bath suited his mood and was exactly all he needed to seal his long day. His wife’s birthday was … Continue reading Every Man Has a Price.
Dat morrin as I wan baff na so I dey put ear for dis babe music, Omawunmi, dat song wey she sing say, ‘If you ask me, na who I go ask?’ My madam don comot tey tey and I know say before she go come back e go still tey, so I say before … Continue reading How I wan take talk am? The Cry of a Househelp
Udo Ikwott and his diminutive wife Mayen sat stiffly in Mr Asangausung’s parlour. They had come to ask for something unusual, and the prospect of being refused made Udo’s intestines tremble and Mayen’s eyes ache with unshed tears. Udo hoped for a favourable response, after all both families had been allies for half a … Continue reading What Are Friends For?