Tag Archives: Humour

Writitude (2): Matter and Manner of Characters

A character can be defined as a being in a story. But this is only for some of the time. Some other time a character may choose to be a non-being, as in the case of trees and mountains. A character can be anything: a person (living or dead), a dog, a flying boat, a … Continue reading Writitude (2): Matter and Manner of Characters

And Christmas died in Minna

And Christmas died in Minna

A childhood memory of Christmas.   It starts with the sun: the large red disc that appears at dusk up behind the houses and right atop the Fadama. The sun and then the smells: the scent of dust and bush fires and finally the aroma of fried meat and frying tomatoes. The sun assumed that colour … Continue reading And Christmas died in Minna

WRITITUDE: The Behavior of a Story and the Attitude of a Writer

There are certain behaviors that are expected from good stories, and there are attitudes that good writers should exhibit. Aside from the good attitudes of arrogance, pride and superiority, a good writer should also exhibit some other lesser qualities.  A story on its part should exhibit good home training qualities like disobedience, stubbornness and intolerance, … Continue reading WRITITUDE: The Behavior of a Story and the Attitude of a Writer

And Then There Were Boobs…

And Then There Were Boobs…

  Puberty (Photo credit: Il Bruco) Well, so there I was, all small and carefree, one of the guys, really. Having four brothers all much older was a huge help. As a kid, I was the one they had to drag home from play. Life was so much fun, really. I had lots of fun … Continue reading And Then There Were Boobs…

Review; The Crazy Nigerian. Written by Tonwa Anthony

Review; The Crazy Nigerian. Written by Tonwa Anthony

The first thing I noticed and liked about this book the moment I opened it was the finished work. There’s nothing more fulfilling than having a work produced with a near-perfect finish. Both the editor/s, and publisher, which I later found out was Author-house, should be given credits for jobs well done. The cover picture … Continue reading Review; The Crazy Nigerian. Written by Tonwa Anthony

AMY78 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? A Page from my Life

AMY78 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? A Page from my Life

Five months ago…. Sometime in the early hours of a Sunday morning. I woke up. Though I did not set an alarm, I had somehow wired myself into making sure that I would wake and I did. I lay still briefly allowing the last vestige of sleep to clear from my eyes. Then turned and … Continue reading AMY78 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? A Page from my Life

Let There Be Light And Tales One Shouldn’t Tell

Let There Be Light And Tales One Shouldn’t Tell

LET THERE BE LIGHT   It was our Genesis The beginning of a continuation Of our potentials’ quick Exodus   Then every ruler shouted promises From electricity (ropes) to hope: ‘Let there be light!’   Trust NEPA The darkness pervades our lives Wearing us gloom   The Problem Has Changed Name Corporation stole forth Promising … Continue reading Let There Be Light And Tales One Shouldn’t Tell