The Chinua Achebe Colloquium 2014 with the theme African Literature as Restoration. Chinua Achebe as Teachers holds on Thursday, May 1 through Saturday, May 3, 2014 List Art Building Room 120 64 College Street Brown University, Providence RI USA This event is free and open to the public.
How many pieces can your heart break into? Be curious to know, Throw your heart at an handsome devil A man with slippery hands, Who never holds on long to anything See if he even tries to catch it, Then see through your tear-filled soul And count the pieces after the crash You’ll have your … Continue reading War; another name for Love
My name is PAM, and I’m a murderer. ***************************************************************************************** “Oh yes, yes Caro..!! I love being here!! Punish me for coming late”. These were the words from MD’s lips while he was with his mistress. She pleasured him with dominating and fetish sessions. Whips, cuffs, balls, uniforms, name it. MD was a masochist. Pain brought … Continue reading Tale of 6 beings.
INTERLUDE Its 5.30am. Dr Paul O., the consultant psychiatrist on duty today at Yaba psychiatric hospital, Lagos, is awake. Sleep has been difficult this night, the same way as it has been for the past four nights. His thoughts wander near and far but always tend to come to focus around her; Bisi Washington, the … Continue reading I See Things Others Do Not See(14)
The sweetest mum … The twinkle in my eyes just when mum says she loves me. She curdles me to bed; she stays up late just to watch me sleep at least she tells me that’s her joy. There is never a sad moment. There is nothing she ever does that puts me off, just … Continue reading The Orphan…
It was drizzling as the vehicle was slowing down. Bisi looked out the window and sighed in resignation. They had argued back and forth in the bus about where the NYSC camp was. Bisi had thought she would get to Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state. But she had been told that she was to … Continue reading When Evil Walks: 2
I’m awake again and so are the voices, As they rear their sleepy heads, the monster rejoices, I sigh, I know they won’t be leaving today, I don’t know why they always want to stay, This dangerous dance, we always start, By now, I know the steps by heart, Attack, retreat, attack, retreat, Defeating the … Continue reading The awakening
It’s a beautiful feeling hearing the sweet shrieks of playful children as they run around the sitting room. I was immersed in this sweetness as I watched my nieces run around with so much energy when it dawned on me that something was wrong. Like gas molecules they just seemed to be zapping around inside … Continue reading The ‘bedroom Flat’ Generation
The car sped smoothly along the traffic-free Third Mainland Bridge. Nathan looked at the lips-compressed figure in black jeans and a silk ruffle-neck blouse and grimaced. She’d been this way since they’d left the Race Course Arena a few minutes back. Only responding in mono-syllables when he’d tried breaking the puzzling silence. He’d picked her … Continue reading Unbreak My Heart - EPISODE TWENTY-TWO
So far so good. We were in the seventh period, and I think I’d managed the first six pretty well. I hadn’t taken the word ignorance to a new level….yet, and my self-respect hadn’t depreciated, at least not significantly….I was on top of the world… Until my lecturer decided to switch things up a bit, … Continue reading I Don’t Even Know What To Call It, Just Read…
“Guy, you’re making this thing too much of a big deal. Lola adores you; I’m sure she’ll come around.” Bola sighed, for what seemed to be the fiftieth time that afternoon. He had asked his four closest friends to meet with him to discuss some final details of the party arrangements—and also to calm his … Continue reading What He Said…(Part 3)
“ A Perfect Bomb” by Tony Ogunlowo The President of the United States was livid and at the same time worried. North Koreas’ latest test of its space faring “Unha-3” rocket had America and a host of other western nations feeling edgy. After many years of spectacular failures, Pyongyang had finally … Continue reading A Perfect bomb
I’ve been into so many relationships before I met Darasimi. As a matter of fact, I had vowed not to date any lady until I’m ready for an engagement. I was simply not just good at keeping or maintaining long-term relationships. I get tired once my partner starts messing up…..I don’t tolerate bullshit. For instance, … Continue reading Best Love Stories Ever To Be Told! (1st Edition)- Episode 4:
We hear them as we approach The shrill cries The Stamping of feet What is this place? We hear their wild shrieks See them fall and writhe on the floor in seizures Perhaps they are mad They speak in strange foreign tongues There is talk of Pregnant virgins And talking snakes Now we are afraid … Continue reading Holy Madness
Delirious and useless named failing failure Unending love from widow’s crier Hand shakes and pockets emptied For a zeroes sorrow remains unheard Dead turn ruins - manure for solace My crime gets ultimate penance I have a future but can’t get past tomorrow My appetite served with sorrow’s worry Education a good place to start … Continue reading Stolen Zeroes