Kenkey, Fish and Small Stout

In this country, a boss should always be bald and have a big belly. My uncle isn’t bald, he hasn’t got a big belly, and you don’t realise, the first time you see him, that he’s the actual boss of a big office in the centre of town. Well, that’s because he’s nouveau riche; he…

DOGS AND BITCHES

​ One of the hardest things to do in life is letting go of what you thought was real. This was true for Anette. But after an endless cycle of failed relationships with philandering devils masked in meek faces, she decided she’d had just about enough. She was done with relationships and all the BS…

First Kill

You never stay the same after you take your first human life. First, your mind becomes a battlefield. Then comes the realization. Suddenly, it feels like you’re in a trance. Your conscience pricks. Your heart races. Your fingers twitch. Your pupils dilate in wide-eyed horror, and you run your hands through your hair repeatedly. But…

AKWA MKPE

Today was the day Obiageli’s igba mkpe would come to an end. She’d worn that black mourning dress everyday for the past one year since her husband, Osondu, went to bed and slept the deep sleep of death. Today, after the remembrance ceremony, she would be free to discard that dress that had become threadbare…