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Excerpt – “Sons of the Ancient Days”

BOOK I: Adda Chapter 1 The white-fox bounded on through crags and brambles. A mighty tree stood erect far off watching with fascination . The tree blinked and strode forward , twilight sky downcast behind. Hands outstretched clutched the white furred fox. Okotu pondered: “he’s too big to be a fox” . Moonlight, early moonlight … Continue reading Excerpt – “Sons of the Ancient Days”

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

The Legacy of Deceit – CHAPTER THREE

The Legacy of Deceit – CHAPTER THREE

At about 4:am the following day, the king sent for Dimgba and the other chiefs.  He couldn’t sleep that night because he believed Ikeagu’s returning was the ghost of Omenike at work. Dimgba arrived with the other elders, and sat down facing the king who was already sited.  Dimgba knew that he was going to … Continue reading The Legacy of Deceit – CHAPTER THREE