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When Life Shows You Pepper, Make Pepper Soup

Remember when you read the collection fo stories from the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop class of 2013 titled A Handful of Dust? Remember how we rocked with the stories we put out and you digested? Well, the ladies in that class have come together again – along with other women ...

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ALL IN THE KNOWING (Final Episode)

Previously on ALL IN THE KNOWING… * “Esu, take me to Mr. Gantong’s office,” Béisa said, her voice barely above a whisper as she gazed out the car window. Pam Gantong was a lawyer. He was also very good at digging up information about people for the right price.  How ...

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ALL IN THE KNOWING (Episode 3)

Previously on ALL IN THE KNOWING… * Béisa sat back against the dining chair, watching Mike as he ate. There was a slow, methodical manner to the way he chewed, and it struck her at how ironic it was that he took more care with his mastication than life itself. ...

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ALL IN THE KNOWING (Episode 2)

Previously on ALL IN THE KNOWING… * Samaila sat back in the car and watched the window of the well-lit lecture hall. The girl was inside; he could see her, her head bowed over her book. He took a drag of his cigarette, laced with marijuana and felt the rush ...

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ALL IN THE KNOWING

Beisa gazed at her reflection in the mirror. Chocolate brown, kohl-rimmed eyes stared back at her. Full and red lips, courtesy of MAC, beckoned, the bottom held in a light bite from her lower teeth. She wouldn’t normally wear this shade of lipstick, but somehow she felt that the occasion ...

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My Bible Story: FLAVIUS III

Read previous episodes HERE (I) and HERE (II) * Everything happened so fast. It seemed like one moment, we were on the way to the Garden, and the next, a seemingly innocent man was robbed of the trial Rome insists on and accused and sentenced for…nothing. I stood in the ...

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My Bible Story: FLAVIUS II

Read Episode 1 HERE. * The years passed and I rose up the ranks. I had taken part in a few military campaigns, but in the end, I was reposted to Judea – this time as a captain. I found that the land had begun to grow on me and ...

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My Bible Story: FLAVIUS

I stare at the goblet before me, its blood red contents mocking me, daring me to swallow and end my misery. I am not great believer in the afterlife, but somehow I feel that killing myself would not end my pain. Nothing could ever end my pain. And to make ...

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#NigeriaDecided: A VOTE OF THANKS

Today, I would like to say THANK YOU. So many deserve gratitude on this momentous occasion of change in Nigeria. THANK YOU, God! Thank You for keeping Nigeria One and whole and for putting our detractors to shame at this time. Thank You for answering the prayers of millions of ...

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BOOK REVIEW: A Taste Of Love

Life is full of ebbs and flows; nothing is straightforward, the past can reach out and meddle in the present, and second chances are not always easy to accept. This story, with its twists and turns, is the story of Adoo and Toby. Written by Sifa Asani Gowon, A Taste Of ...

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