He does not call any longer Her response seems clear to him now. Her heart is committed elsewhere And not swayed by his request. She recalls their first meeting It was planned without her knowing. At a lunch date in a traditional eatery He made his proposition. What he offered was the longing of any … Continue reading Stage
By the roadside is thy home One stick of cigarette One bottle gulder Standing for men of unzipped trousers, and dirtiness fills thy life You have killed thy womb for money cries of aborted children follow thee here and there You feel the world to be on thy waist, There lies your multinational company that … Continue reading Ashawo
The air was very humid and the sky, therapeutically calm. A column of soldier ants went about their business dutifully and quite oblivious of the armadillo that recently moved to the neighborhood. Just out of sight, a hungry spider stalked a wounded wasp. The rabbit emerged from his warren with uncertainty and surveyed the scenery … Continue reading GAMU or what u may call it
The first poem isn’t long enough to stand on its own so, I had to add the second poem. They’re not in any way connected. ODE TO A MUTILATED HEART. A puzzled frown then, a delightful smile Higher the pursuit, the lower the resolve Finally, a sudden crash Crash to a conquerors bosom. Stereotyped … Continue reading Ode to a Mutilated Heart.
I often wonder what my life would have been like, if I could peek at another other than this one I have. I wonder whether it’s really possible to create your own destiny as commonly said,or is it all just a load of rubbish? They say that if one wished hard enough for something that … Continue reading The Many Faces of Love…..Part 1
The walls did this to us. Even as I left it all behind today, I could not bring myself to look beyond the walls and knock on his door to say goodbye. I had to rely on a phone! I let mere walls get in between something as simple as a goodbye. “Phones” Those goddamn … Continue reading The Walls did this to us - People
Editor’s Note: Tejiri Odu is the agent representative of Phantom House Books and in this interview, he answers questions on what prospective clients may want to know before signing up with his agency. 1. What Genres do you represent? Actually different editors, different genres. I prefer fiction, from commercial fiction all the way to experimental … Continue reading Nigeria-based Author Services - Phantom House Books NGR (2)
Jenny looked around the apartment for the last time and gave the Agent a silent nod. No visible rats or cockroaches in sight yet, at least for the past fifteen minutes she’s been touring the apartment. “What again did you say happened to the last occupant” she asked for the fourth time in that short … Continue reading The Apartment
August 27, 2011. 11.40pm Fiery flock of hair Flying high, lose Απϑ fair in the air Face so radiant blankly stare As a tiny beep beeps everlasting in my ear. Another sleepless night it seems My fate to watch this apparition on interminable reams To stand Watch Απϑ watch this film One no one else … Continue reading Calliope
Let’s leave the haters outta this Let’s botch them and swim in the bliss … Let’s throw ’em into the abyss In the company of bugs and fleas Where else do they belong anyways? They’ll sure enjoy the blissfull kiss What name then do we call this? The group who does nothing but diss … Continue reading Haters Republic
-August 28, 2011-Gboyega Otolorin-Lagos- As a person, I have always despised faking. Airs, affectations, pretending to what you’re not, trying to impress people. It irritates me. I’m a firm believer in being you. Be yourself. If people like it, fine. If they don’t, well, who cares? Why try to please capricious humans anyway? People don’t … Continue reading A Medium-Length Rant Against Fake Accents.
“We live in a world where people kill each other every day over whose definition of God is correct” -Darn Brown For you to have opened an account with here you should know the definition of knowledge, so I will go straight to the point. But before I do that let me bring this … Continue reading Knowledge And Religion
Ours is a protracted year of service… Parcelled and distributed, then abandoned in wretched areas of the earth the devil tempts us; tempts our innateness for survival just to prove our president’s boast hearts committed to nothing minds bleeding to death suckling babies hounded away from their mothers’ breasts and abandoned to die … Continue reading National Youth Suicide Commission (NYSC)
NEWS NLNG Prize Nominee, Uche Umez chats with Naijastories: Date - Friday, sept 2, 2011 Time - 3 - 4pm Nigerian Time (Please we start on the dot) Venue - NaijaStories Chatroom (Click on the green WIBIYA bottom bar) At the end of the chat, a lucky member who has taken part in the chat will receive … Continue reading Weekly Update: 19 - 26 August 2011
Agreed, I haven’t read much on Nigerian-women-immigrant-prostitution. A fact, the multitudes of hearsays and valid stories that I have heard, ones which all culminated into the same story of women trafficking, could easily make banality of any fiction that hinges on that theme. In Nigeria, especially in Ubiaja, Edo state where I spent the early … Continue reading “On Black Sisters’ Street” by Chika Unigwe