“Infinite Joy”

Infinite joy happens on the streets. From the rattling Lagos bus, painted yellow, packed full of humanity and hopes, to the air-conditioning units blowing it out in banks and offices and vehicles. It calls out from the roofs and tiles, rolling off in great waves that can only be seen in the steaming downpour of […]

On Returning

It’s no news. I’ve been absent from this space since January. Before that time, when people talk about mid-life crisis and life issues, I stare as though at the Mona Lisa, uncomprehending. “Life issues” to me was what people said when they were being irresponsible, when they wouldn’t do their jobs. “Life issues” was an […]

The Company

Originally posted on omenana:
By Sanya Noel Welcome. I will be the one taking you around. Don’t stretch out your hand to shake anybody’s again. If you shake hands, or attempt to, it will be noted in your file. My name is Joel. You are to call me “Sir,” like you will call all male…

The Deep Blue Sea

This is a micro-fiction. THEME: Salvation. WORD COUNT: Less than 300. Doctor Hymar looked first at his patient, then his surgical mates and back to her. She was 18, light skinned with a rumpled nose that belittled her beauty, an undergraduate of UNILAG, and pregnant. After a day of labour, her cervical canal was too […]

Dreams: Lost and Found

“Say it again!” I demand in a cracking fit of laughter. As if searching for what was wrong in his statement, Aiki mouthed it again, slowly dropping the words with the scrutinizing carefulness of a health inspector at work. “Aeronautical-engineering.” Another bawl of laughter flies across the lawn as I nearly choke myself with loud […]