In The Rain Or Under The Sun

High walls, and armed men Issuing out commands, Armed men whose heart are cold. We, like prisoners on white, and Under spell, blinded by dedication, Sauntering here and there Haunted by the voices that command And the trumpet that wakes us. Darkness became our companion, Men sleep-running, Boys stumbling and fumbling. And the girls: Many […]
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The Man Of God

There was once a pastor otherwise called a counselor he was a very holy person and never for once missed a day’s blessing he had a very big bible which he always read out in the temple to both the honest and the thieves, the the poor and high chiefs. For his good deeds and […]
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Saddest Word Forever

I can’t remember when I first met Lawrence but I am sure it was when we were both Jambites and were in the same faculty – Faculty of Arts. We had to take some general courses together in first year and sometimes sat near each other during lectures at the Large Lecture Theatre (LLT). Somehow, […]
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The Madness Once Again

In exchange for his previous salary and quarter of their savings, he and his wife were now the proud owners of two tote bags, a pair of slippers, a tank top, two vials containing scented water and a pair of sunglasses. Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Chanel, Prada, Gucci- code names for daylight robbery. He was going […]
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Better Double Wahala

Driving had always been forbidden to me at home. I wasn’t even allowed to drive my father’s BMW 3 series round our compound. I can’t blame my parents for the non-driving rule; I blame the curiosity in my elder siblings. My elder brother once reversed the car with its right door opened, and unfortunately for […]
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