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And Christmas died in Minna

And Christmas died in Minna

A childhood memory of Christmas.   It starts with the sun: the large red disc that appears at dusk up behind the houses and right atop the Fadama. The sun and then the smells: the scent of dust and bush fires and finally the aroma of fried meat and frying tomatoes. The sun assumed that colour … Continue reading And Christmas died in Minna

The Naijastories Christmas Nostalgia Writing Contest

The Naijastories Christmas Nostalgia Writing Contest

NaijaStories.com is pleased to announce another online writing contest titled “The Christmas Nostalgia Project”. The purpose in running this particular contest is to encourage the writing of Narrative Non-fiction and also celebrate the season. While we love the massive increase in the number of fiction pieces submitted to the site, there is just something heartwarming … Continue reading The Naijastories Christmas Nostalgia Writing Contest

My Random Story III (The Finale)

As is common with the tail end of movies, THE FINALE has a sprinkling of acknowledgements here and there. In it, you’ll find names of people I felt deserved to be recognised (either for good or otherwise). You may choose to imagine them scrolling from the bottom of your screen to the top. Yeah! Just like … Continue reading My Random Story III (The Finale)

Telling my story in 24 random bits (2)

I started school for the wrong reason. I wasn’t old enough to understand anything that was taught in the classroom. A neighbour’s older son was responsible for my premature enrolment. He would get dressed every morning and immediately storm our flat. His mission? He wanted to take baby to school. He made this an everyday … Continue reading Telling my story in 24 random bits (2)

Telling my story in 24 random bits

Telling my story in 24 random bits

I marked my birthday recently and my gift to the world then was this random chronicle of my life. In no particular order, I present to you twenty-four facts that shaped my life. I’ve arranged them in series for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! I came hard as nails. Ferocious, tight-faced, pulling on my umbilical cord as I heard the doc bark … Continue reading Telling my story in 24 random bits