UNFORGIVEN IV

…continued from Unforgiven III   Ethel was looking for a job when she first arrived in Abuja, Amaka had quickly taken a shine to her and informed her about the opening in the school where she taught. Ethel had been reluctant at first, to take the job and also Amaka’s offer of friendship but eventually […]

THIS THING CALLED "THE FACE"

A long time ago in the land of UpSideDown, there lived a man named Festus who was gifted with hands of gold. His gift was such that whatever he laid hands on, regardless of how low or misshapen, immediately morphed into the best of its kind. As is expected for such a man, Festus was […]

UNFORGIVEN – III

…contined from Unforgiven II Charles Umoh had a touch of arrogance, perhaps the fact that he was wealthy added to it. Those two aphrodisiacs were enough to attract any woman to him. Standing on her doorstep, Ethel couldn’t avoid looking at him; really looking at him. He was greying at the temples in a way […]

UNFORGIVEN II

Continued from Unforgiven I She heard the voices around her as she began to regain consciousness. She recognized Pastor Tim and his wife Mrs Adeleke’s voice. And then the other voice. Charles’. She didn’t want to open her eyes; she wished she could stay like that forever. She thought she’d left her past behind her… […]

UNTIL I DIE

If I am old, it is because I was young. If my muscles ache, it is because they were firm If my eyes blur and strain, it is because they seen plenty My skin is wrinkled And annotated with lines and spots and rings But only because I have walked beneath sunny skies And bathed […]

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Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like […]

Re: A DEBT THAT MUST BE PAID

I wrote and published the essay reproduced below in 2013, and I am forced to resurrect it by the stunt pulled by the Nigerian Film and Video Censorship Board in delaying the release of the movie ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ to the public. The board reportedly took this action because certain parts of the […]

The Medallion – Found.

…continued from The Medallion V They had found it; they had found The Medallion. The man who Simon had identified as Joseph of Arimathea spread out a length of white linen on the floor with which he wrapped up the body of Jesus. Mary and the other woman put the handkerchief containing the blood-drenched soil […]