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A Father’s Love (inspired by the Dana Air crash)

I lean back in my seat as the plane taxis off the runway and sigh loudly – drawing stares from other passengers. The past two days have been hectic, packed full with dancing, drinking, and non-stop partying. Sadly, weekends always come to an end, and now I am on my way back to the hustle … Continue reading A Father’s Love (inspired by the Dana Air crash)

Helon Habila and The Granta Book of the African Short Story

Helon Habila and The Granta Book of the African Short Story

Adunni my iPad just bought me an e-book, “The Granta Book of the African Short Story” published byGranta and edited by the Nigerian writer Helon Habila. The book’s “Introduction” written by Habila alone is worth the price of the book. Adunni is happy. I am happy. It is an engaging, cerebral, thoughtful and comprehensive treatise on … Continue reading Helon Habila and The Granta Book of the African Short Story

The Youth of Today

The Youth of Today

Kaizo slammed a chunk of balled fist on the counter raising a thin cloud of dust in the process startling the elderly Officer Okoro who passed out some odorless gas from his anal port. The younger Officer, Osamu sneezed and blinked, looking up at the six foot plus figure of Kaizo.

Both officers just blinked and looked at the heaving hulk of a figure before them. Officer Okoro decided he was getting too old for these energetic youth of today. On the radio, the Jamaican reggae artiste, Culture, sang,

“..and if you fight against the youth man of today, blood a go run…”