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Snuff Me Out

“Grandpa, Chinedu is too small to take snuffs Don’t you know that you are destroying his lungs by giving it to him You ask your grandfather as he is teaching your younger...

How Real Men Are Made

Originally published in Arts and Africa This man Madam Nyambura calls Daktari does not look to me like a doctor doctor, maybe just one of those people who know how to cut...

Poja

You knew it, even before you stepped inside, even before you entered the half closed door – that something was amiss But you didn't expect Poja to be moaning on top of your...

Juliet

(Originally published in the Saraba Magazine, Crime edition) The big toe on your left leg hurts It throbs with a pain so violent that you walk with a limp Your right leg steps...

Mugumo High

You stand out in the cold You have on a brown pair of pants, a white shirt, a soft blue sweater and a scarf Old clothes; clothes that fit on your frame perfectly; familiarity in a...

Lovelust

Looking into his eyes that night, she knew exactly what she wanted, which was unusual, because she hardly ever had anything figured out They had been friends for a while now and...

The Egg

You were on your way home when you died It was a car accident Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless You left behind a wife and two children It was a painless...

Selina

You sit across each other You on the worn out sofa, her on the sturdy stool Two of your little ones are playing, while the two older ones are arguing about whose turn it is to do...

Daddy’s Little Girl

The room is dark at first The sudden adjustment from the sunny living room to the poorly lit bedroom hurts her eyes Olivia narrows her eyes and blinks to get used to the dimness...

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