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Uwem Umana
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Effiong had been living in Sokoto city for about forty years. He arrived the city when he was about 19 years old as a dashing young man. He began working in the groundnut fields and worked his way through life. He finally settled down in Goronyo local…
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It was a long tunnel that was lit with bright lights. Mira, and Kenny walked on for what seemed like ages. Finally, they negotiated a last bend and the sign boldly written read“EIGHTEEN? YES, CONTINUE! NO, TURN BACK!” Mira and Kenny looked at each other…
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Badalla had been stuck in the traffic for close to two hours. All the window glasses were rolled down in the yellow and black striped Peugeot 504 saloon taxi. The temperature was sky high and the extreme humidity made matters worse. It was downtown…
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Only the snore indicated that he was alive. He looked and seemed lifeless. From the moment he sank into the chair and fastened his seat belt, he was gone. All the safety drills and emergency procedures passed him over the head as he was in dreamland…
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Walking down the gangway, she was intoxicated with the prospect of meeting with Amir. Their last meeting was too short. It was in a shopping mall at Maputo. She ran into him at Bert’s pharmacy. He had a cold and was purchasing some pills. “Hi Amir…
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September the 2nd will ever remain memorable in the mind of Dunlop as he stepped into the gates of St. Joseph’s Academy two busstops away from Uncle  Abdullahi’s home. He was sporting a brand new navy blue blazer that was purchased from Asda’s. His shoes…
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Dunlop was in the bathroom for longer than would be considered necessary. In Abdullahi’s residence, they had only one bathroom and two toilets. People do not spend too much time because there is always someone wanting to use the bathroom. The rule in…
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“7 Cattindal Road, London, CR7 2FX. As soon as you arrive London call Mr. Abdullahi. He will tell you exactly what next to do.” Dunlop had memorized those words and stamped them to the hard drive of his brain. He dreamt about London. He dreamt about…
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The heat wave was declared in England. Temperatures were on the low to mid-thirties. Life was getting miserable. During the winter months, everybody is wrapped up, in the coats and jackets. Energy bills soared, especially if you had a house that lacked…
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Pressing the cabled handle of the quad bike sent the bike soaring in the air. Matinga was sent spiralling in the air, he somersaulted in the air, did a couple of loops and landed with a thud on the grass. The quad bike went a different tangent, continued…
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