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For The Love Of Us: Episode 2

“Did you hear what I said?” her soft voice came from the other end of the line. I wanted to scream with excitement for her. I wanted to yell: Oh my God! There’s a guy! and hear her giggle in agreement. But instead I said, “Yes, I heard you. You have feelings for Kelvin.” The […]

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African Girl

Don’t climb trees, our mothers told us, the boys would get a good view; keep your hair away from your face and smile. Smile like this when you like a person and like this when you don’t. Don’t slouch; no, that does not mean you should chest out either! What are you, a wrestler? Tufiakwa! […]

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THE CLUB OF GOD FEARING MEN: EPISODE 12

See Reader’s Note after the story 😉   Genesis had been propositioned a number of times in his not-so-long life; when he was seventeen, their twenty-three year old next door neighbour had offered her ‘services’ if he wanted experience with a ‘real woman’. His first blow job had been in his third year in the […]

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THE CLUB OF GOD-FEARING MEN: EPISODE 3

Genesis was not exactly a connoisseur of churches but he had been to his fair share of them to know which was which. He had also grown up with a righteous, religious mother. He knew there were different kinds of churches. The body of Christ had long divided itself, he observed. There was the come-as-you-are […]

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THE CLUB OF GOD-FEARING MEN: EPISODE 2

When he was six, Genesis had given his life to Christ before the congregation of children. It was his first attempt at that and he could faintly recall the childish excitement that had plowed through him as he stood among others, bowing his head and repeating those words after the children teacher. He had taken […]

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THE CLUB OF GOD-FEARING MEN: EPISODE 1

THE CLUB OF GOD-FEARING MEN: EPISODE 1 The alarm clock plus the continuous jabs to his back caused his eyes to peel open in a slow unhurried manner. “Ahn ahn, wetin sef?” he croaked, rolling on his side. “Seven ‘o’ clock don knack, dude. You don forget today na Sunday?” The owner of the voice was Sly whose real […]

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The Wounded Soldier

Paul felt an arm lift his shoulder, and another beneath his feet. He knew he was slipping in and out of consciousness; as a med student, he knew the theory but had never experienced it. Until now. He tried to move, to stand up, to ask what was happening to him, but all his efforts […]

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Letter to Chimamanda

Dear Chimamanda, RE: WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS I love your first name. It is very beautiful and unique and I think you are very beautiful too. Maybe I will name my daughter after you someday, if I have a daughter or any child for that matter. Why ‘if’? Well because the world is bad […]

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Winie says … Coulda-been-in-laws (COBIL)

Coulda-been-in-laws are family members of your significant other whom you get very close to over the course of your relationship but get stuck with even after the relationship ends. It’s painful to form relationships with them, prepare financially, emotionally and mentally to be part of their lives, and then experience a break-up with the person […]