The novella with its rich array of characters and plots captures several socio-cultural predicaments that characterize Nigeria. The lot of the story is told from the experiences of two major characters, Cindy and Maggie. It shows how they were dealt with and how they dealt with several issues that they encountered; how they failed and lost; how they learnt and succeeded.
The first time I kissed Kelechi it was unintentional. I’m not saying I did not like it eventually, but she made me do it. All the sweet words she whispered in my ears made her hips so adorable and desirable. After I kissed her, she smiled, and I knew she liked it too.
Last time I told you about how my book DAPPLED THINGS is making waves across the nation; getting reviewed on ‘Moments with Mo‘ on EbonyLife TV, DSTV Channel 165, and being featured as the Author of the Month in the March edition of Genevieve Magazine. Well, since then it’s gotten even better! From getting stocked in a notable bookstore … Continue reading Update: The Stars Come Out To Play With “Dappled Things”
It gives me great pleasure to write to you again, and this time with very exciting news! In November 2013 I officially released my fiction novella DAPPLED THINGS published by Partridge Puglishing, a Penguin Company. We had a great time at Ember Creek, Ikoyi, that night. Here’s a link to a photo report to remind you of what went … Continue reading UPDATE: DAPPLED THINGS By Iweka Kingsley
It gives me great pleasure to specially invite you to the Public Release of my Fiction Novella, DAPPLED THINGS. The event will hold: VENUE – Ember Creek, 32 Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, Lagos. DATE – November 28, 2013. TIME – 7pm Prompt. I will be indeed honoured to have your presence at the event. Warm Regards, Kingsley Iweka. … Continue reading Invitation: Official Public Release Of ‘dappled Things’.
Ade got home still in utter shock. He had just knocked down a woman. He only managed to drive all the way home without crashing as he had been shivering terribly. He rushed to the fridge in the kitchen to get a drink of water. He poured some into a glass and his lips trembled … Continue reading Lovers Or Friends 7
When Juwon was thirteen years old, she and her mother were taking a walk in the Estate. As they made to turn into their street on their way back home, a car came speeding from just around the corner; he must have been doing 160km on a 40km speed limit road. He was young, couldn’t … Continue reading Lovers Or Friends 6
“The values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are.” They say family dysfunctions are not essentially bad, that they often are the reasons why some are successful. Juwon’s family dysfunction was twisted in the ‘curliest’ of forms; there was something profoundly … Continue reading Lovers Or Friends 5
Dave ran into Nike on her way out of Juwon’s apartment. She looked startled and stuttered as she tried to greet him. He was surprised as well to meet her there, but was more confused that she was stuttering just to say hello. He remembered her from the other night at the dinner table, how … Continue reading Lovers Or Friends 4
LOVERS OR FRIENDS 3 Nothing is ever as it seems. Juwon is a classic example. Kunle paced up and down the room, “I’m not sure how much longer I can keep this secret”. He nearly screamed. He punched the wall and let out a loud “Arggh!” “Relax Kunle; he’s never going to find out if … Continue reading LOVERS OR FRIENDS – Part 3
a narrative piece describing a unique case of unrequited love. In this case, the narrator acknowledges a desire to love back, but can’t seem to conclude if it’s really love or just empathy. I. Life is a moment. Hereafter is uncertain. People die of common sense, or a lack of it, one lost moment … Continue reading Reflections Of Sunshine.
We were in his car that night and the moment silence erupted between us as the music played softly in the background from the car stereo, I knew it was coming. He held my hand, leaned over and pressed his lips against mine. I expected it, but I was shocked still. I kissed him back…
It’s a mystery how I manage to stay up all night and still function efficiently all day. Since my stability is not compromised, and the frequency of the occurrence is regular, ‘Sunshine’ has advised that I make the best of it by starting a series and title it ‘Ramblings of an Early Bed’. I like … Continue reading Into The Depths – A Revealing Of Me.
There are Writers and there are Writers. There are those who write with expectations and hope for tremendous progression and recognition, thus their approach to the art is characterised by a peculiar zeal, of which pleasant outcome is determined largely by a keen eye for details, a refined talent and often stroke(s) of luck. … Continue reading Disfigured Emotions- A Review.
fading away like the stars of the morning, losing their light in the glorious sun; thus would we pass from this earth and it’s toiling, only remembered by what we have done. They say your whole life flashes before you when you die. I wonder what flashed before those who had barely lived when they … Continue reading Only Remembered.