I remember vividly the day Mama’s stomach protruded. Her pregnancy was overdue and fear hauled our pectorals.
Mama eventually put to bed. We saw so much tears in her eyes – she gave birth to a girl, […]
Father ordered Iya Taofeek, Iya Shina, Iya Bello and my mother to get the garage ready because his new car would be arriving soon. At first they were murmurings and complains which could not hold water.
No one […]
The first time I saw him, he dragged his feet slowly with a dirty bag crossed around his shoulder. People asked after his parents and where he came from. His reply was ‘I from Freetown. I wan chop food, give me […]
‘Chief it’s my turn tonight. There won’t be peace in this house if I don’t get a piece of you tonight.’ I said. Iya Segun was the first to throw shots at me, calling me derogatory names and reminding me that I’m […]
There was a road. The road had ears and eyes. The ears laughed boisterously and the eyes heard everything from a thousand miles.
Stories are told of a creature that roams the dead night and prey on little […]
Today make it day three I stay in Master Jackson’s house. He allow me sleep on his couch and I dream good dream there.
You see! Him is not like my other masters. I wash him cloth and cook him food. I follow him […]
For the third time in four days, Papa refused touching his food. Mama wasn’t bothered. Nzube and I didn’t see it as an issue because we had more to eat.
I eavesdropped on my parents conversation and heard that […]
Jumoke sat on the gold-coated leather chair with a cup of red wine locked between her fingers as she gazed at Junior who was rapt in his toys. She relaxed and sank into various long thoughts.
She remembered the […]