Category: African Stories

African Stories
// 3 March 2020
Boy A Short Story

What is it like? The burden of being male? The pretense of lifting dead weight without grimacing. The art of dying without making a sound. You’re the first to step forward. You risk the flames. You dare the ocean. You jump the cliff. You defend all whom you love. What was it like those teenage…

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African Stories
// 28 February 2020
The Groom Episode 1

He likes his maidens with dainty feet and toenails painted with uli. So, when he first saw her, the uli at the tip of her toes called to him. Pulling him in like a mother comforting a crying child. Her body was molded exactly as he loved it. The Ake wrapper hung loosely at her…

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African Stories
// 27 February 2020
Reborn Dark Fiction

If you were asked, how would you like to die? What would be your answer? Yes…. Answer me! Or does the question frighten you? Have you ever given it a thought? How would you die, I mean. By accident in that brand new car of yours? Or by some viral disease, by drowning? Suicide? Gunshot…

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African Stories
// 19 January 2020
Maiden of the Nile by Chioma Ngaikedi

Ojaka swears he had seen her bathing at the center of the sea, seen her scaly tail, swinging and glittering in the silver rays of the moon. Her long, moon braids flowing to her waist. Her breast was high and firm, with pebbles of stone standing at the tips of the mound. Her teeth shone…

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African Stories
// 11 January 2020
Love and Smokes - A Short Story

We all claim to be strong. We light our eyes up, pin a bright smile on our faces as we say to all who care to listen: “Yeah, I’m fine.” We could accompany that with a shallow laughter or an arm waving in the air or a rapid blinking of the eyes. We will hide…

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African Stories
// 5 December 2019
Olisaka - A Short Story

The day they found him, we all ran out to see. He was laid on a bamboo bed, seven men carried him shoulder high. His feet stuck out of the mat, they were swollen, slimy waters dripping from the his toes, falling into the earth like tiny drops dripping from the tips of a thatched…

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African Stories
// 28 November 2019
A Woman's War A Short Story

A woman’s body sometimes is a ladder. She wriggles beneath bedsheets, masking pain with moans as she offers her body as a sacrifice to her boss. “Congrats, Elizabeth, you deserve the promotion.” your colleagues said, nudging you as you walk up the stage to shake your boss’ hands. His hands felt the same. Same calloused…

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African Stories
// 9 February 2018
Pen of Roses Flash Fiction Contest

Yaaaaaayyyyy! This is an opportunity for Writers to showcase their craft. In this season of love, writers must shine bright. Speak love through the tip of your pens! This is yet another contest and 10,000naira is up for grabs. This beautiful Pen of Roses Flash Fiction Contest is sponsored by Erin Kathleen and an anonymous person….

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African Stories
// 19 November 2017
Chi-Family Writers' Game

Today, we are getting outside our boxes and walking into a fantasy world. So, let’s go there! Envision a dragon. Do you battle it? Or is the dragon friendly? Use descriptive language. Write a 300-word story with a dragon in it. Here is mine! Dragon Rider. “Charge, Uzungu Warriors!” I yelled. Sitting astride my dragon,…

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African Stories
// 19 November 2017
Be The Judge

This is a true life story of a 33-year-old woman, let’s call her, Chioma. She has been married for five years and has three children (female twins and a boy). Chioma and her husband were perfectly in love and so when the man decided to travel abroad in search for greener pastures, Chioma supported him….

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African Stories
// 18 June 2017
Edge - Episode 4

Chinua alongside the gang has succeeded past the first threat even as Chinua has the last chance to turn back from the unpredictable mission. But, does he heed to the counsel within him? Find out in episode 4.

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African Stories
// 17 June 2017
Edge - Episode four

Chinua has finally decided to be part of the operation as the gang sets out to kidnap the mother of the Senator. However, somewhere on the journey, there is a twist of event as superiority issues arise.

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African Stories
// 16 June 2017
Edge Episode 2

Still wallowing in indecision, Chinua is encouraged by Ifeoma, his most loyal companion, to believe in the possibility of salvaging his mother’s life. Chinua is convinced that to live such possibility, he had to become the God that would spring forth the miracle.

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African Stories
// 15 June 2017
Edge Episode 1

Episode one begins as Chinua is introduced (by his friend, Obinna) to a gang of hoodlums as the best material for their next operation. Obinna who was supposed to be a benefactor has pushed Chinua to the Edge with tough options to choose from. What does he do when his mother’s life is at stake?

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