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An Examination of the thematic and structural form of African Literature

Using “Olokun”, “Casualties”, “Night rain”, “The Sun on this Rubble” and “In the friendly dark” African literature with its themes and structural form has evolved over the years from its oral form of moonlight stories, folktales, legends and myths to being written in black and white conveying its rich experiences. It is therefore not out … Continue reading An Examination of the thematic and structural form of African Literature

The Village Champions (3)

The Village Champions (3)

“Wait, mek I see,” Chijoke said quickly, coming to hold Ray. It was by sheer luck that his eyes caught a green-brown pod reeling against a large slab of stone near the hedge. “Agbara!” he exclaimed. The seemingly harmless pods were dangerous herbs that could cause lasting itching sensation. There were prickly detachable hair-like structures … Continue reading The Village Champions (3)

The Village Champions (1)

Ray wore an undisguised look of consternation as the door closed behind his father. “What are we suppose to do now?” he asked. The twins stared at him without uttering a word. As Nkechi sighed, her twin sister turned to gaze at the opposite wall. Ray knew that both women quite understood him and the … Continue reading The Village Champions (1)

Love In Gamawa (1)

Love In Gamawa (1)

‘Knock, knock’… That was the sound that woke me up that morning. It was so gentle and soft yet loud enough to being me back from dreamland. At first I thought is was part of my dream but after a few more gentle knocks that sounded like the sound of a foam being hit on the mouth of a pot, a common musical instrument from the eastern part of Nigeria, I realised I had returned to the real world…