Writing

Flash Fiction: The Reincarnation

Flash Fiction: The Reincarnation

Few days after Uncle Nnekedi died, I woke up to the glare of a cockroach perched on the wall. I thought I recognized its pair of twinkling eyes and this made me think of a belief of ours that every man will be reincarnated. What he came into the world […]

Flash Fiction: Chains

Flash Fiction: Chains

Femi rarely got any time off work but on this occasion when he did, he decided to take a tour to Badagry. The tour followed the slave trade routes from the ‘point of no return’ to museums showcasing the worst in humanity. At one point, the guide attempted to place […]

Short Story: It was a Man

Short Story: It was a Man

It was a Man The woman held his hands and dragged him along as she trudged on into the market. He hopped on beside her, doubling his steps to keep up with her long strides. The day was just beginning to break and the first light of dawn was emerging. […]

Flash Fiction: The Political Campaign

Flash Fiction: The Political Campaign

The Political Campaign Baba was indecisive about who he’d be voting for in the coming elections until the campaign came to our hometown in Ekiti. The candidate had a few words on key sectors, threw blames passim and then, he said something that made Baba and several men cringe. ‘I […]

Nigeria

These Yellow Buses

These yellow buses remind me of chaos. I look out from my window seat on the plane and I look to see my country beneath, as we continue in our descent. Brown and rotted aluminum roofs welcome my eyes, fumes rise in the air from something burning nearby – Or […]