Category Archives: Fictions

Born On A Tuesday -By Elnathan John(Extract)

Last month Malam Abdul-Nur stopped me at the entrance of the mosque and asked me if there was anything I wanted. First I was confused, thinking that perhaps he wanted to scold me for having done something wrong. But then … Continue reading

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The Girl-Next-Door

Your mother didn’t tell you about love; you found it out, all by yourself. You have always been in love with the Girl-Next-Door. When you were 14, she saved your ass in school by lending you her spare socks. Mr. … Continue reading

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What You Won’t Say By Tomorrow.

“I have to see you everyday,” you say as the cab approaches your stop. “Why?” She asks in between a smile. You chuckle and blush as you try to cook a reason, far from the actual one. “I just have … Continue reading

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Borno Boy.

As soon as I stepped my feet in Borno, I knew I was cut out for blood. Let’s just say that I have always been at the fore front of bloody battles. Three weeks earlier, I had been summoned by … Continue reading

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Dear English Teacher.

Dear English Teacher,       I can no longer write a letter since I left Secondary School. I simply forgot how to go about it. In fact, I haven’t written anything long with a pen since I wrote the 450 worded … Continue reading

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Inheritance

My mother has a new lover, he says. Uncle Ibekwe is telling his kinsmen, with brazen grandiloquence, that he saw a man leaving our house two nights ago. Yes, a man actually left our house two nights ago. Half running … Continue reading

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My Mother Knows Better.

As a child, I overheard my father talking while he slept. My mother said he must have been a parrot in his former life. So, I grew up knowing that people were one thing or the other in their former … Continue reading

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