VIOLENCE

The bullet drilled through the knee cap, shattering and pulverizing sinews. Muscles, tendons, nerves and blood vessels exploded in a bloody mist. The man’s scream hauntingly echoed and re-echoed in the building but his assailant was deaf to his cries. The shooter oblivious to the injured man’s agonizing discomfort shouted into his face spraying it […]

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THE APP

Okwukwe sat in the reception surrounded by the perpetual drone that is synonymous with very busy hospitals. Now and then, a baby’s indignant cry pierced through the incessant hum of frenetically paced activities.  Though bored out of his wits, he could still not bring himself to follow the Nollywood movie that was most of the […]

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THE STRIPES…

The sound of the closing door sounded like the gavel of a heartless judge sentencing me to death. The doctor had just left my room after telling me in not too subtle ways that I was spending my last days on earth. In his frenetic pace, he had forgotten to remove the film from the […]

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THE AUDACITY OF FAITH (1)

I stood on the barley field and watched the Israelites scatter like chaff before the winds of the Philistine’s military might. During the battle, I had been cut off from the rest of the Israelite army. Now, I was the only one left on the barley patch and the uncircumcised battalion came at me, bulls […]

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