Category: African Art

African Art
// 19 September 2019
Chioma Ngaikedi to speak at the Connect Nigeria Writer's Conference 2019

Literary icon, Chioma Ngaikedi is built to speak at the 2019 Connect Nigeria Writer’s Conference. The Theme of the Event is The Business of Writing: Translating Writing Into Money. The Connect Nigeria Writer’s Conference 2019 is slated to hold on September 21, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm at Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. The event…

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African Art
// 10 March 2017
Witness

A short fiction that illustrates the extent to which religious belief could stretch, indeed even when life is at risk, piety cannot be compromised.

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African Art
// 1 February 2017
Boing 747

Man has indeed conquered the world. The ship sailing across the sea, the car gliding over the land and even this Boeing 747 aircraft that you are on right now are all evidence of the prowess of mankind. You stare in awe at the grandeur of the aircraft. It is as large as Samuel promised…

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African Art
// 15 November 2016
Happiness

My friend, Happiness should be your tutor! Happiness is a marathon runner. Trust me, it is a very good one at that. It can run faster than a thousand Usain Bolts put together. It is the black goat that you are searching for in a dark night. It is indeed a fleeting shadow. Happiness is…

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African Art
// 30 October 2016

I knew instantly that our playful embrace had gone sour when Rose’s nails dug into my spine, drawing blood and pain. I knew that the demon was at it again. The familiar stranger. “Rose…!” I cried. My voice echoed desperation. I watched as she wriggled in pain. “Yeptka.. No.. …,” Rose murmured. Her face twisted like squeezed tissue…

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African Art
// 19 October 2016

Human Extension! I do not care what you look like, for image is not what I crave, I do not care about your wealth, for your mortality makes such things vain. I will stand for rich just as I would the poor. Dust you are, dust I am. We are made from the same soil,…

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African Art
// 18 October 2016

“Marry me, Juliet. Make me the happiest man alive!” He said, diamond ring in hand, atop Skyline hotel, facing the endless landscape. The stars stood as witnesses and the moon shone bright reflecting the breathtaking beauty of the ring.  I gazed upon his face, his voice resounded love, his eyes held hope. His smile promised bliss. I was never going to…

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African Art
// 18 October 2016

Daniel jumped into the muddy waters. He waddled through it in a mindless haste. His yellow shirt dripped of mud and slime. He ran. His heart was beating loud in his ears, like the Trumpeter in the village church. He was clutching a fat red purse. His wet shirt flew from his sides in the…

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African Art
// 17 October 2016

In a moonlit night, in the year beyond the infinity of numbers, before the creation of man, these creatures had glided on the expanse of waters, roaming in the hollow of the earth. They were spirits! Messengers! They stood in a circle, hands linked in silent prayer. Their king sits upon the throne, His light…

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African Art
// 16 October 2016

A friend in need is a friend indeed, so says a popular dictum. This is the first time I would write in tears of the intensity of a bruised heart. Time has become my enemy. Changed a dozen, as I search for things long gone. What a nostalgic feeling! Life is indeed a phase, but…

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African Art
// 15 October 2016

The mattress burning underneath me. My room a belly of thick black smoke. Trapped! Fear quickens my pulse. I run to the door, pounding on it with desperation. The iron door is red hot. I grab the stiff knob and turn it vigorously. My palms burn. The flesh melting away like a liquid gel. The door remains shut. Balls of fire rain…

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African Art
// 14 October 2016

One summer evening, I took a stroll to the bank. I felt pretty excited. Can’t tell why. I walked past a teenage Hausa boy with his little store placed on his head. I saw him staring at the kunu, and frau de nunu drink, that another Hausa girl sat selling all day at a tiny…

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African Art
// 14 October 2016

The tongue is about the smallest part of the human body, but can control the entire body. Just like the speed of a charging stallion is controlled by the rein on its mouth. Also, in the majestic ocean, defiling the waves, daring the fury of the storms, the ship sits tall. It cannot be pushed…

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African Art
// 14 October 2016

They were 36 men and women. Gleaming muscles and shoulder panes, bare, naked, daring the sun’s fury. Their hearts beating in the rhythm of exuberance. They were young and strong! Their voices echoing in different vibrations of their tribal tongues. Their faces frozen in fear. Their mouths marred in blood as their half cut tongue…

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