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Telling It To The Blank Pages

You know... I used to write years back because I wanted to come out of a shell, a kind of world that was closed, one I created I guess. We all have created those worlds at one time or the other I now realize. You see, I always let my emotions get the better of me, I cannot say if...

THE LESSONS OF FOLKTALES: THE WHITE-CHESTED MASQUERADE

Today would have been one day I regret not having my camera handy, but I will not. It is however a day I realized that our generation is blessed with the curse of being too much aware, knowing too much, asking too much.It was meant to be a quiet natural morning occasionally shattered by the deafening artificial noises of work,...

The Story of Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most-loved substances on earth, perhaps boasting of a wider range of appeal than tea or coffee. When two kids gave me chocolates as I took my first steps with crutches while recovering from an accident, I told them a story, The Story of Chocolate!

The Story Of Us (A Covid-19 Tale)

Mother had called to tell me how she can finally hear the birds singing as the sounds of the chainsaw had stopped. She seemed excited that the lockdown is in place and once more, she is having the quiet of a small town she once knew. That is Eket where they still have birds everywhere. I know in the world,...

Animal Proverbs

There is this thing about African proverbs and animals that I had struggled to understand. You see, I grew up caught up between two generations: the one who believed in tortoise stories, and the one who challenged that a tortoise cannot talk. That notwithstanding, I learnt from the lessons the stories were meant to teach us. Proverbs are however more...