Sisi Joke Whenever people said things like “You can’t eat your cake and still have it” or “You can never continue to enjoy the sweet nectar of life without tasting the bitterness of the bitterleaf” she would laugh, show her milk coloured and well-set teeth and say “Those are clichés, and what is believed by … Continue reading Sisi Joke
The Past begets the Now She opens her eyes. She tries to lift her arm. But it is limp. As limp as gbure oloboro. And she feels a slight sting of pain at the back of her palm. The drip. She is however sure the child, her child, is now out. That he is now … Continue reading The Monster
We are standing here in silence as she barks at us: ‘Can’t you hear me? Who took the…?’ I wonder who will do such a thing, though I do it once in a while. But in this case I am not the one, and I sure can’t be the one. It’s impossible for me to … Continue reading Who?
It is true that we live but to die, but life itself becomes death when there is no certainty of tomorrow. That was what life became that morning. That morning I heard the thundering voice of what they call bomb for the first time. Father, like a frightened dog, barked at us. ‘Get under the … Continue reading A New Beginning
Papa had made me, though not conscious of it himself, fall in love with the moon. Since the sects that Papa referred to as ‘twin brothers fighting for the breast of their mother’ began the clash that he said would change the face of Nigeria totally, his stories were not about his days in England, … Continue reading A Lesson from the Moon