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Shadow

by on Nov 16, 2016 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

  I met a man with no shadow today. He crossed into the village limits near dusk, furtive in movements but resolute in expression. He wanted to find the Mamman. He did not understand my description of the route, partly because he spoke gutter Yoruba learnt from leather traders and partly...

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Rosewater (Novel Excerpt)

by on Nov 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

CHAPTER ONE Rosewater: 2066 I’m at the Integrity Bank job for forty minutes before the anxieties kick in. It’s how I usually start my day. This time it’s because of a wedding and a final exam. Not my wedding, not my exam. In my seat by the window I can see, but not hear, the city. This...

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Child, Funeral, Thief, Death

by on Sep 1, 2015 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

4,000 Words Being a sensitive is difficult to explain. There is no omen at birth, no weather phenomenon, no annunciation to herald my arrival. I am a normal child by all accounts, with five fingers and toes, nappy rash, and cradle cap. The first time I find something I’m eight or nine...

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