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The Russian Connection (4): The Miracle and the Death

Chapter Four: The Miracle and the Death Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 20 Location: Kreuzberg On a small residential street in the Kreuzberg district, a rush of excitement rolled over the residents of one of the two story concrete homes.  Inside, a middle aged woman ran down a flight of stairs, accompanied by two teenage … Continue reading The Russian Connection (4): The Miracle and the Death

Review of A Miracle for Daddy by Innoalifa

Sunny Obande’s A Miracle for Daddy: Simple but not Simplistic                                                    By                                  Inalegwu Omapada Alifa Beyond the lucidity of Sunny Obande’s A Miracle for Daddy, this novella presents an average Idoma Nigerian family living in Kaduna. The unfolding of the fictional narrative brings to bear the Christian belief in Miracles. Essentially, the miraculous healing … Continue reading Review of A Miracle for Daddy by Innoalifa

Waiting For My Daddy (Chapter 7)

SEVEN  We were very happy when Mummy announced that Auntie Rose would be visiting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Auntie Rose was our big cousin. Her Daddy was our Mummy’s older brother. We were told she would stay with us for some time as she waited to gain admission into the university. She would take care of us to allow … Continue reading Waiting For My Daddy (Chapter 7)

Waiting For My Daddy (chapter 3)

THREE Mrs. Salami took me and Oyigwe to her house after Mummy and the others left for the hospital. The inside of their parlour was very colourful; they had many framed family pictures on the walls. Two soldiers were shaking hands inside a calendar.  I recognised one of them because our teacher showed us his … Continue reading Waiting For My Daddy (chapter 3)

Revisiting The Caine Prize

Very recently, I stumbled on Tope Folarin’s ‘Miracle’, the award-winning Caine prize story for African writing for 2013. He happens to be the fourteenth winner of this prize. His story clinched the award among fine authors like Elnathan John, Abubakar Ibrahim and Chinelo Okparanta. This work of his is a fast-paced literary narrative that is exquisitely … Continue reading Revisiting The Caine Prize