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THE JOURNAL: A Visit To The House of God

Dear Diary, The other Sunday, I worshipped in a church. Yes, I know you have questions, so let me answer them now before I get to my gist. Yes, it was an actual church, not a WhatsApp group chat where they say “Pass this message along to 20 people and ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 15)

Previously on DOWN LOW… * An hour later, Martin found himself back at his desk, contemplating the wisdom of his decision to let Rotimi back into his life. You in danger, girl, a voice whispered in his head. Why you do this to yourself, another screamed. Boy, you is stupid, ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 14)

Previously on DOWN-LOW… * If I find out that you carried your two left legs to see him, I will personally beat you up. Siji’s warning reverberated in Martin’s head as he walked briskly along Sanusi Fafunwa Street in Victoria Island on his way to Café Neo. He had arranged ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 13)

Previously on DOWN LOW… * Chief Nelson C. Nweze gently nibbled at a soft morsel of goat meat, still in awe at how beautiful the woman seated across from him was, as she sat bathed in the warm golden glow of the chandeliers in the swanky five-star restaurant in Ikoyi, ...

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MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON (Episode 4)

Previously on MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON… * The King in the North rose, heavily clad and draped with his usual leather and furs. “This isn’t about living in harmony. This is about living,” his deep voice boomed across the pit as he walked to face Cersei. “The same thing is ...

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MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON (Episode 3)

Previously on MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON… * We hastened across the small field towards the patch where the three dragons lay in the sun. The strong sea wind, smelling strongly of salt, blew Daenerys’ hair behind her. I struggled along the rocky terrain after her, my ice-blue robe billowing ...

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MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON (Episode 2)

Previously on MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON… * 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 ...

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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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