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Forgive Us, Madam, We Killed Your Son | Henry C. Onyema | An African Story

You are a mother of five boys, ages 18 to 32. Your family is not rich but by no standard can you be classified as poor. All your sons are educated. The first two have degrees while the third has some technical training. The others are secondary school graduates. Your first son is seriously preparing […]

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Munachimso | by Ijeoma Ike | An African Story

The music from the stereo was on a jazz playlist as they passed the CMS Bridge. The night sky stared above them through the windshield, occasionally letting out streaks of silver lighting. It had rained for two nights in a row, and a rainy week in the vibrant city of Lagos always altered its nightmarish […]

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Cruel Karma | by Nduka Ekeh | An African Story

It’s been over a month since you started dating Nonso. The first time you saw him was at the restaurant where you work as a waitress, after serving him the meal he ordered, you observed from the counter where you were standing that his attention was divided between his food and your slender figure. His […]

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The Grey House | by Ogbu Godwin Ikechukwu | An African Story

It’s a Saturday morning. You roll off the bed sheet and let it drop into a metal bucket. You reach for a bar of soap and a sachet of detergent from on top the centre table. You let them fall into the bucket, too. The tap is out in the front yard, and it is […]

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Hairpin | by Oluwatoke Adejoye | An African Story

Tomilola knew that most times when women caught their husbands cheating, it was either through text messages, discovering a strange female underwear, or a lipstick or foundation stained shirt—as was common in the movies she watched on free nights. In he own case, it was quite different. Lukasz was an artist, and making sketches of his […]

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Lights Were Missing | by Madufor Ifunanya | An African Story

She was doing fine. He liked it. He liked women who were different. He liked her. He was very sure of it. “Hello”, he said “Hi,”  she replied “Do I know you from anyway or somewhere?” She gave him a stern look and sighed. That was the line they all used. Some would even say, […]

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Fish | Ope Adedeji | An African Story

One kain thing happen when I wake up this morning. There was small-small purple and red and different color circle dancing in front my eyes. Like the one I see as small pikin when I look at the light from a lamp for long time. I rub my eye, and e no go away. So […]

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Breaking | Chinwe Akobundu | An African Story

I wasn’t very familiar with this feeling. It was not the stirring of butterflies in my belly like many claimed, whatever that was. Instead, it was more of a nauseous feeling. Apprehension? Anticipation? I had never done this before… “You’ll feel wetness in between your legs, Kemi,” she had told me while pounding at the […]

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My Memories Are of Flowers | Sodiq Oyekanmi | Poetry

My Memories Are of Flowers _ Sodiq Oyekanmi _ Poetry

to the tome of memories tonight I revisit opening pages of the past like a writer editing a dusty manuscript, […]

Umbrella | Meredith Chiwenkpe Asuru | Fiction

Umbrella _ Meredith Chiwenkpe Asuru _ Fiction (1)

  “Are you coming in or not?” she asked in a seductive tone, three fingers raised slightly above her neck. […]

Nnedi Okorafor’s LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic

Nnedi Okorafor's LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic (3)

Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor is on a roll! Barely two weeks since bagging an Eisner Award, Okarafor wins the coveted Hugo […]

Ugandan Novelist Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Celebrated Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi is on the longlist of the 2020 Edge Hill Short Story Prize for her debut […]

Is Oedipus Rex a Form of Detective Fiction? — Watch Episode 5 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Is Oedipus Rex a Form of Detective Fiction_ --- Watch Episode 5 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fifth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! As the literary vlog enters its fifth week, Quayson […]

Wole Soyinka Writes Letter of Solidarity for Detained Humanist Mubarak Bala

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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has never hesitated to speak out in the face of injustice. He recently penned a letter […]

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