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The True Nigerian

The True Nigerian

Early in the morning a true Nigerian meets a friend and like a game of ping-pong they play with greetings. “How is your wife?” “she is fine!” “And the children?” “they are fine!” “How is work?” “work is fine!” “Your father’s health?” “he’s doing well!” Then one says a greeting…

THE BANKING HALL PERVERT

“She’s going to slap me!” I said to myself, unsure of what defensive demeanour to assume. Do I wait for her to accuse me, and then in a calmly measured voice tell her it wasn’t me while pretending to be offended? Should I make my denial very indignant, to validate…

276 Girls

A fowl is missing from the next village. That night they heard a shriek, A snap, retreating feet and silence. Jòná says “who cares? It is not my fowl”. Then a goat was stolen six streets away We found clean…

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