Tagged ‘BN Prose’

BN Prose: The Preliminary by Keside Anosike

BN Prose: The Preliminary by Keside Anosike

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Mother took me to her pastor friend’s church today. It is a Sunday morning in February; there is unease in the air: a fullness of gray and a background whispering of something- that dull peculiarity of Lagos mainland. It is…

BN Prose: Stalemate by Temi A

BN Prose: Stalemate by Temi A

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Sally had been up until two am the previous night working on her project. She was bone tired and in no mood to greet the sunshine pushing its way past her window blinds with any warmth. With a weary sigh…

BN Prose – Book Excerpt: Honour Among All by Vivian Kay

BN Prose – Book Excerpt: Honour Among All by Vivian Kay

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Yanked from a pleasant dream by the shrill sound of the alarm clock buzzer, Moni fought hard against opening her eyes. She would rather stay in bed all day.
Losing what had become a daily battle, she stretched her limbs,…

BN Prose: Bolade by Rolayo Williams

BN Prose: Bolade by Rolayo Williams

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I left him.
I packed my things and left his house. I took all the shoes he bought to mark our achievements together and all the dresses I wore for every date and I left him. I left when he…

BN Prose: Kaleidoscope by Pemi Aguda

BN Prose: Kaleidoscope by Pemi Aguda

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

“I’m an artist!” she replied to my “What do you do?” She raised her slender arms as she said it, like a magician doing a ‘Ta-da!’. Her bangles jangled as they slid down her hand to accommodate the gesture. There…

BN Prose: Last Night by Mya Williams

BN Prose: Last Night by Mya Williams

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Ours had been one hell of a rollercoaster ride. We met at university, had the same group of friends and did a lot of things together. A lot of eating out/ordering in, going to the movies, lunching in-between classes, partying,…

BN Prose: Crack in the Glass by Atoke

BN Prose: Crack in the Glass by Atoke

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Perfect. He was the personification of perfection- well buffed nails; carefully laid out, colour-coded wardrobe; impeccable table manners and etiquette.
Many times Fola would look at her husband and ask herself how she found Adam, and even more baffling was…

BN Prose: Broken By Elohor Omonemu

BN Prose: Broken By Elohor Omonemu

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

I knew this day would come. It’d been a long time coming. I saw it as clear as the sun in the blue skies, but I had chosen to turn a blind eye. I refused to acknowledge what was in…

BN Prose: Lady of the Night by Uche Okonkwo

BN Prose: Lady of the Night by Uche Okonkwo

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

They said the school was built over an old cemetery and that some nights, if you looked close, you could see things. Teni told herself that this was the reason she still lay on her lower bunk bed, rocking from…

BN Prose: Broken by Bomi Ehimoney

BN Prose: Broken by Bomi Ehimoney

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

He sat there on one of the five very well designed sofas in his living room, an empty bottle of wine stood on the stool before him with a half-empty glass. His name was Emmanuel – God is with us…

BN Prose: The Story of My Wife by Tolu’ Akinyemi

BN Prose: The Story of My Wife by Tolu’ Akinyemi

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

My wife becomes a mute when mad at me. She would completely ignore me, pretending not to hear anything I say and, getting her to say even a word becomes as futile as cooking a stone in a sieve. Her…

BN Prose: A Faith of tWiStS Part II by Fisayo Talabi

BN Prose: A Faith of tWiStS Part II by Fisayo Talabi

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

This is a continuation of A Faith of tWiSts…. {Click here to read the first part}
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She sliced the washed tomatoes, pepper and onions, and poured them into the blender. It was 6pm and her husband would be

BN Prose: Glover Road Diaries by Ayodeji Rotinwa

BN Prose: Glover Road Diaries by Ayodeji Rotinwa

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

AUGUST 1997…
Father was, in his heyday, a bit of a treasure hunter. Mother told me one dark, quiet night when N.E.P.A had done that for which they were most popular. The lazy smoke from the lantern tickled our nostrils,

BN Prose: A Faith of tWiStS by Fisayo Talabi

BN Prose: A Faith of tWiStS by Fisayo Talabi

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

It was yet another Sunday, and life was taking the same pattern as always for the last six years. His alarm had gone off at 5am, and he had as usual, without looking, groped for the big King James Version…

BN Prose: Catching a Break by Georgette Monnou

BN Prose: Catching a Break by Georgette Monnou

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

‘Chi Chi is there a problem?’
‘No mama,’ Chinyere replied.
‘You seem sad?’ her mother insisted.
‘Mama…Emeka and I just broke up.’ Chinyere confessed.
‘What happened?’ her mother said calmly.
‘Mama, it just did not work out. It’s just…’
She…

BN Prose: Silent Cries by Tinuke Aweda

BN Prose: Silent Cries by Tinuke Aweda

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

She pulled the shawl closer to her body as she walked on. The wind had picked up. She knew she had to think fast or she would freeze to death. Her feet had become sore and numb. She could hardly…

BN Prose: Madness by Keside Anosike

BN Prose: Madness by Keside Anosike

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

As a child, he had thought of going mad. It was in that summer, with the smell of green trees and the rash smell of scent leaves from the kitchen being blown into the living room with the evening breeze,…

BN Prose: Internet Warrior by Yejide Kilanko

BN Prose: Internet Warrior by Yejide Kilanko

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

At first, it sounded like a ludicrous joke. But when the bill imposing jail terms on social media critics found guilty of inciting the public against the government passed, Otito, knew it would only a matter of time before the…

BN Prose: To Learn The Way by Ojima  Abalaka

BN Prose: To Learn The Way by Ojima Abalaka

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Ilemona had just got back from the market and was about to start preparing supper. The sun was going down and Baba would be back home soon. He didn’t like it when he had to wait for his evening meal.…

BN Prose: Letter To Heaven by Rolayo Williams

BN Prose: Letter To Heaven by Rolayo Williams

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Dear God,
Mummy and Daddy are at it again today. Mummy’s shouting woke me up. At first, I thought there had been a fire or a robbery, but then, I listened well and I heard what she was shouting about.…

BN Prose: Afterwards by Arit Okpo

BN Prose: Afterwards by Arit Okpo

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Walking home afterwards, Adaeze was surprised that everything seemed so normal. The sun was still shining, people were still walking up and down, the regular hubbub of a bustling city continued around her with no ebb.
It surprised her though…

BN Prose: Silence by Wole Talabi

BN Prose: Silence by Wole Talabi

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Silence is how you respond when she tells you, her usually lilting voice that always reminds you of the seaside at dawn now trembling with pain, that her boyfriend is cheating on her. Silence. Because the truth in that moment…

BN Prose – Book Excerpt: Papa’s Little Girls by Lola Busari

BN Prose – Book Excerpt: Papa’s Little Girls by Lola Busari

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Rhea’s stilettos clicked noisily like distressed night crickets as she ran out of the church hall, and down the cold cobbled pavement. Her heavily rouged cheeks were streaked with mascara stained tears, and her short black curls had been plucked…

BN Prose: A Step Back by Olajumoke Omisore

BN Prose: A Step Back by Olajumoke Omisore

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

I couldn’t let go.The last time I let go, I had no idea that thirteen wild years would pass before his arms shrouded my body in his again.
Of all the places in the world, I can’t believe you …

BN Prose: The Elevator by Rolayo Williams

BN Prose: The Elevator by Rolayo Williams

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Shalewa dodged the nurse quickly enough to avoid a head-bump. She was late for her practical class because of the stupid stomach upset she’d had all morning.  The culprit was last night’s Suya and she had arrived at that conclusion…