By Dotta Raphels “Sugar! Sugar! Sugar!” Auntie’s gruff voice echoed around the house, towards the boys’ quarters. The harshness of the afternoon sun complimented her angry tone. I snuck further into hedges alongside the fence of the boys’ quarters. If I dared answer, I would get the scolding of my life. That would make it […]

By Kayode Faniyi Sensuality; that depository of the sensual. I return to Things Fall Apart, predictably, unfortunately. Things Fall Apart because of its unparalleled weaving of the quality and the dialectics of existence. It is a novel which if it were an anthropological document could be said to be a perfect instance of “thick description”, […]

You had done business with him before, so you knew in your heart that no matter what happened he was good for it. You ignored the fact that his gait was unsteady as he walked towards you. He was after all your business partner of several years. His eyes were a mix of crimson and […]

You were furious, she had just broken up with you and this time she informed you that it was for good. There was no was plausible cause nor a possibility of redemption this time. You had tried, really tried to get yourself on the same page with her and like a diamond with many edges […]

You wished you could say those words, that you’ve been told she wanted to hear but you couldn’t, logic says no, logic does not understand the language of the heart, so you are stuck with throwing mindless and thoughtless tantrums till you lose her. Four years later, you meet her at the airport on your […]

That was how you missed the bus; you had awoken earlier than the usual time and skipped your normal morning routines. Yet, you still missed the damned bus! Only three buses made the journey from Abeokuta to Abuja daily and you missed the last one and the only one that would get you to Abuja […]

There was once a gap That i wished my tongue could penetrate It was gleefully guarded by two guards One a sentry from the garrison up above And the other just a few ones down below It was a gap that I had come to love A gap that I actually enjoyed seeing I was […]


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