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Uncle Ayinde’s Secret: A Short Story [Excerpt]

By on January 20, 2017

This is a work of fiction.
When we were done, my mother put them in a cabinet in Uncle Ayinde’s study where she had found them, locked them with a key and put the key in her purse. As I helped my mother lock up Uncle Ayinde’s house, the secret…


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Short Story Excerpt: Ol’ Boi

By on October 27, 2016

The weekend after the incident they learned that four other houses in the area had been raided, and in one of them a man was shot and was in critical condition at the university teaching hospital. The children’s mother was nervous and uneasy and nagged their father until he…


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Short Story Excerpt: Iridescent Hope

By on September 15, 2016

The word chaos took on another meaning and dimension of its own. It became clear the extent the fuel crisis had reached when the familiar danfo buses were a rare sight, as most of them ran on petrol that had become a precious commodity in town. The only form…

Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.

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