Literary works

Stories take us on boundless journeys into complex lives, into the depths of human emotions, on thrilling adventures, across exciting new terrains. “If you want to know a country read its writers"
- Aminata Forna-.

A space for joy
Poem

A space for joy

Adebisi Amori

The sun burns your dark skin, and the loud fuji music blasting from the speakers makes your ears bleed. "This or...

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Another day at the poll
Short story

Another day at the poll

Triumph Ugoji

If Ahmed had known, if only he had known. The morning of the presidential election dawned grey as if in the tentative...

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NNENNE
Short story

NNENNE

Amarachi Princess Eke

"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust," the Pastor said in our dialect. I mulled over the implications, the finality of...

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Pandemic
Short story

Pandemic

David Agiobu

Sneeze! A little action that involves expelling mucus filled with irritants from the nasal cavities. A little...

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Volvo
Short story

Volvo

Motunrayo Olanitori

I draw my jacket closer to my dry skin that should, by now, be invaded with goosebumps, and my gaze...

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ERASURE
Short story

ERASURE

Torkwase Igbana

'I am lonely'. Suddenly the air becomes too heavy, and your nostrils flare in a struggle to breathe. You see...

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A Plethora of Dieties
Short story

A Plethora of Dieties

Umerie Shalom Chimdalu

My father told me stories of greasy afros and dusty feet, smooth leather shoes, quaking hips, beer foam and love...

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The wake
Short story

The wake

Mohammad Haruna

When Malam Salisu died three months ago, he came back two days later. I saw them bury him, shrouded...

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A Woman's cross
Short story

A Woman's cross

Nweke Ozioma Ruth

The night the first rains came was when I finally found the courage to tell Chike that he was going to be a father...

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Orogun
Short story

Orogun

Kenny Olaitan

The year was 1966. The country had just experienced its first coup. The nation was tumbling from its roots...

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Who will console you well enough
Short story

Who will console you well enough

Victor Ola-Matthew

Maybe not everyone, but after losing somebody dear, most people want their consolers to...

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Pain is Beauty
Poem

Pain is Beauty

Chioma Azubuike

I sought the feeling of pain, So I punctured my ears and nose and wore golden stars on them had dark lines...

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How to mourn funmi
Short story

How to mourn funmi

Patrick Cocobassey

In the first days after Funmi ended things, you simply refused to believe that it was nothing more than another fight...

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ALL THAT NEEDED SAVING
Short story

ALL THAT NEEDED SAVING

Odafin Odafe Okoh

When the time came for you to entangle yourself with the affairs of this world, Mummy wasn't ready

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93
Poem

93

Faith Edison

This window seat is perfect, though dusty it may be, To look outside at wandering souls and think...

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TICK-TOCK
Short story

TICK-TOCK

Favour Ezienyi Ahuchaogu

When Obinna died, the big, ugly clock in the sitting room did not stop ticking. It would beat for five more...

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