“I won’t get mar..ried, baba” Zinnab stuttered.
” Shut your mouth”
Her father eyed her spitefully
“I’ll rather die” she said stubbornly
Two deep black eyes shot a fierce look at her, held the scowl till her […]
For some unascertainable reasons, the weather on that particular date was bright and dry with fresh wind. We danced to the music that came from some distance away.
“Let’s go over there” Usman whispered
“No” I […]
When you first arrived London with your husband four months ago, you were quite the skeptic. Ayo, your husband didn’t tell you much about London.Their culture came to you as shock and you took quite a long time […]
A ripple of gentle laughter had spilled from you when he said You bloom like the flower bud at spring time to attract butterflies.
Your lips had spread to smile when he called your name, his voice seductive and […]
When they told you about London, they didn’t tell you that the streets are not paved with gold. You had thought things would be quite easy over there.
You thought your uncles in America were simply wicked and […]
She ran. Pumping her knees and arms, running alongside the bushes that lined the freeway until they connected with a bus stop.
Ugochi felt alive and afraid and thrilled. As she ran, she thought about home. She […]
Kemi sat down outside her mother’s hut, looking straight ahead. The sun had turned red, slowly giving way for the moon.
A sad chuckle sounded in her throat as she thought about the Vodoun rituals. Baba had told […]
You waited in ambush as Bisola, the girl who had always bullied you approached. The halfwall concealing you and your hatred.
You remember the figure of speech “The pen is mighter than the sword” but the stone in […]
You had always felt drawn to Ayuba, the madman
You felt you had a bond with him. Maybe because you alone understood his plight, his hatred for the world. For women.
A woman had been the cause for his […]
Diane flew into the room like an exotic bird just released from captivity.
My stomach knotted tight with outrage as she screamed my name again
“Dan proposed!” She announced, […]
It was his turn to tell the class about his father. Father’s day it was.
Ever so warily, he stole out from his seat, taking slow steps to the front.
“My Papa breaks peopl” He began “He hurts them when he gets […]
Her stomach growled and she pressed her hand against it, fighting back waves of sick hunger.It was three days since she had eaten a handful of unripe mangoes that had left her retching in a ditch.
“Oga, abeg help […]