Halfway through the hallway, Waziri traced his steps to a stop. He can’t make it further anymore. He’d left his morale few minutes ago with the doctor who was the fifth optician to have condemned him to blindness. They’d all said he’s never going to see again. The doctors’ analysis crumbled his world, his vision, … Continue reading Blinded
An interview By Darlington Chukwunyere Chima Igbokwe was keen to talk about his nine year old movie project “Not So Long a Letter”. Not so long a Letter is a movie written, designed and directed by Chima Igbokwe. This “baby” took him a whooping nine years to nurse, and from the look of things, Not … Continue reading Not So Long A Letter (the movie)
Three angels descended, bearing gifts for a modern Nigerian girl named Chinwendu. The angels met a certain girl, a perfect fit for the description, but they couldn’t recognize her face — Chinwendu now goes by Wendy. Dissatisfied, the angels returned with their gifts to the creator. Once again, the creator sent the angels back with rewards … Continue reading Don’t Wear Me a Mask!
Arigbe the first and last child of his parents named after the famous Arigbe leaf a wild magical spice only used by women who need to spice up their love lives his father’s love for his mother lacked spice at the time he was born so she named him Arigbe but after Arigbe was born … Continue reading Born Without A Penis
I remember a certain glass verse stuffed with colourful hibiscus ravishing and riveting “don’t touch this vase, I starved to buy it” mama would always warn. But I was just ‘five’ curious, adventurous, dexterous. One day, Mama returned from daily hustles, met the glass vase in fragments. An unintentional booboo. Spurred by ingenious curiosity. It … Continue reading Mama You Are the Enemy!
I woke up, covered in a fog of turquoise-white and maroon-gold. I could remember me and Billy, my crazy pit-bull, were walking a lonely mountain track. The unruffled breezy clouds perched on my skin, I nipped them in my imagination. They felt as nothing I’ve ever touched or tasted, just an epitome of immaculate flamboyance…every fine … Continue reading No, not without Billy!
What a fiery beauty you have become! My brother, fruit of my father’s loins. Auspicious, Beautiful, Promising. Thence came our crossroads. You chose West I chose home. I dine amala and ewedu I wine fura and nunu, Ugba and palmwine are priceless to me. But you. Yes you! You washed away your colours. You embraced … Continue reading Neither Here Nor There
I had been married for 15 years, no issue to show for it. I was so frustrated and concerned as I was nearing menopause; but to my amazement, my husband was not so bothered at all. My husband’s family began mounting so much pressure on him to take a second wife, but he refused. This … Continue reading I Killed Him