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Courttia Newland


Spider Man

Courtia Newland

'Jealousy sneaked up on me like a jewel thief during our first night together. It snatched my heart right out of my chest when I wasn’t looking and was miles away before I’d even realised it was gone. '

'Strange new iron canoes inhabit my waters, with round sharp circular paddles churning up the surf, leaving in their wake a spray I find pleasant. I dance with these new ones.'

Wet Hair

Eghosa Imasuen

Eghosa Iimasuen
Kola Boof

The Swallowers


Kola Boof

'I inform him that I’ve appeared in dozens of films. Stevedore made countless movies using his own equipment, and in every single film—I, Eternity Frankenheimer, am the star. '
'sometimes he got a lot of money when his boss asked him to ‘look the other way’. He was cross-eyed in any case so it wasn’t difficult for him to follow those orders.'

Socks Ball


Nii Parkes

Nii Parkes
Dike Chukwumerije

Bus 73

Dike Chukwumerije

'There’s no way I’m hooking up with a strange man on a bus. The world is a dangerous place. Leave me alone to fantasize.'
'It wasn’t every day that they hung your mother, especially in our small town. ' Lauri Kubutsile
Akin Adesokan

The Facilitator

Akin Adesokan

'I didn’t tell you this, Taye, but I made a promise to my father that I will return to him, but not on foot.'
'We’re married…we’ve done our traditional wedding…even the Americans recognize traditional wedding '

Coming to the UK

Adaobi Nwaubani

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Rev. Peter Addo. 'Abokobi, now when you return home do not forget to tell the whole story. The fact that we did not invite you to eat as is our tradition is only one part of the story.'
“I think you can go outside now,” she said hesitantly, and then nodded. “Take the baby with you; it might be cooler under the tree.”

The Jacaranda Tree

Chinelo Achebe Ejeyueitche

Chinelo Achebe Ejeyueitche

Coming Home


'He often wondered what she found to write, decades after The Jilting; and concluded that she continued the campaign as a vicious form of psychic blackmail.'
Tolu Ogunlesi

The Vow

Tolu Ogunlesi

'Jaiyeola Desmond will never be able to look at a clergyman without imagining how close he was to becoming one.'
Eusebius McKaiser
Nnedi Mbachu


Nnedi Mbachu


'You glanced at the rising machete, which glinted in the desert sunshine. And then you shut your eyes just as the machete came down.

'I have to tell you, Bakre, I had never eaten an orange under her tree. One shouldn’t have to be sixty and retired to have a treat like this.

Poetic Justice

Chuma Nwokolo

Chuma Nwokolo, Jr.
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