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MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON (Episode 2)

Tension hung as thick as the smoke that had covered the air minutes ago. A light wind was beginning to blow the stench of burnt flesh in our direction as if to emphasize the silent threat. “You will not kneel.” Daenerys’ voice came chipped like ice. It was not a ...

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MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON (A Fictional Spin on Game of Thrones: The Spoils Of War)

They had formed a phalanx, a solid wall of steel shields all emblazoned with the golden lion. A few more seconds and they lowered their spears as one. The Dothraki hoard below me went into a frenzy, their battle cries became shriller. I tightened my hands around Viserion’s red-tinted and ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 12)

Previously on Down Low… * Martin woke with a start to find Ayo regarding him with an unreadable expression from his perch on an armchair across from the L-shaped couch in Siji and Ayo’s living room that had served as Martin’s bed for the night. Martin stared at Ayo immobile, ...

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BOOK REVIEW: The Carnivorous City

When Igoni Barret wrote BlackAss, he set the bar high for any writer looking to depict the city of Lagos in a story. In BlackAss, Lagos throbbed, hummed and sparkled in every line you read. The story about the Lagosian who woke up one morning and found himself wearing a ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 11)

Previously on Down-Low… * Ronke stared at her cousin Amina, her heart heavy with sympathy, her tongue weighed down with millions of comforting words to ease the pain Amina was undoubtedly feeling as she sat across from her in Ronke’s living room, sullenly glaring at a blank space on the ...

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Who Killed Mr. Edom? (Suspect 3)

SUSPECT THREE: Raliyat stepped into a room and owned it. Bamshak was in awe. In the Students’ Affairs Office, Raliyat commandeered an empty office used as storage space for students’ logbooks and both police officers stood on either side of the phone as ringing filled the room. “Hallo!” Mrs Atete’s ...

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Who Killed Mr. Edom? (Suspect 2)

SUSPECT TWO: The name of the security officer who had found the murder victim was Halima, and the first impression Raliyat had of her was she had poor personal hygiene. Her dress was rumpled and unwashed, the pashmina around her neck was browner than it was black, and she had ...

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Who Killed Mr. Edom?

SUSPECT ONE: Mr. Edom stumbled through the night, so drunk he could almost hear the eleven bottles of Star lager he’d downed swishing in his belly. He had just been dropped off at N Hostel by a law student he’d been with to Daka Tsalle – one of the very ...

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THE EXISTENCE OF FUNKE BROWN (Episode Two)

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines love as a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person. While I agree with this definition, a part of me can’t help but think it’s impossible for it to be constant. I mean, if love is constant, then why do people who love ...

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THE EXISTENCE OF FUNKE BROWN

LIFE! The oxford dictionary basically defines life as the period between the birth and death of a living thing. I don’t agree with this. Sure, the bosses at Oxford got it right, but I prefer to think of life as two aspects of human existence – what you get and ...

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