If you love short, feel-good stories with varied themes ranging from paranormal, thriller to romance, then this is the book for you. Damona and Other Stories: A young girl with the ability to see demons embarks on a tragic adventure after her father kills her mother. The Reason: A misogynistic man has a bad day at the office and ends up killing his boss and a job applicant. But the murders don’t end there. A Christmas Love Story: Molly and Jane try to play matchmaker for their father and their class teacher, Miss Mildred despite their stubborn resistance. Family Court: A good wife is called to defend her good name in a family meeting where the odds are stacked against her.A Story of Big Fishes: Nchelem, a local fisherman, saves the village python god from a spear and suddenly starts to catch the big fishes. However, jealousy arises and begins to open up dark secrets from his past.
Ever wondered what you would do if your whole family is in danger? What if you were just fifteen? This is what this story is about Aunty Nsikak is a fond family friend whose visits are filled with fun, laughter and junk food. Cherry and her younger siblings adore Aunty Nsikaka. She arrives one evening and a trip to get ice-cream turns into a road trip to Abia state. However, Cherry is uncomfortable with the trip for reasons she cannot really point a finger at. Event soon spiral out of control and Cherry realizes she and her siblings have stepped into a den of vicious body parts traders. Betrayed and alone, Cherry tries to figure out a way to save her siblings and herself.
Three Lives, one Journey Ego, an ordinary girl with a secret from the past. Yewande, an orphan who does what she must to survive. Bassey, hiding from the man who was supposed to protect her. The three have nothing in common, but for the fact that they share a body. Who is the true owner of the body? When Ego, Bassey and Yewande start to get hunted by goons, mobs and even the Police, they realise that only the truth can set them free. With the help of Wale, a guy in love with Ego, they begin to unravel the pieces and discover that the truth is worse than they ever imagined.
I am not your regular girly girl. I hate wigs, high heels, and I detest tight gowns and skirts. Some people call me a tomboy and I don’t mind because let’s face it, girly girls are boring. My best friend Adaora, who is a girly girl by the way, disagrees completely. When she begs me to join her in her quest to find a husband, I reluctantly agree. Not that I hate men but they are not high on my to-do list. I have three elder brothers who are pigs, I tell you. Then I meet arrogant, pompous Richard who gets my blood running and for the first time in my life, I just might be open to this romance thing. The problem is that he comes with a lot of drama. From his ex. I’m not the kind of girl that fights over a man. But is Richard worth all the trouble?
The Art of Writing Fiction is a book that seeks to help writers hone and refine their storytelling skills. It is a complete guide for treading the waters of fiction. This book has outlined clear guidelines, tips, and tricks for writing entertaining and arresting stories successfully without holding back any details. Fiction demands a ruthless and immediate command of the attention and emotion of the reader or audience. This is an art that very few writers can manage to develop on their own. Africa has a rich storytelling culture. Yet, as the medium has progressed from word-of-mouth to books and movies, little has been done to aid the upcoming writers who want to tell stories on a global stage.
Destiny Wokoma has never disliked anyone as much as she dislikes Rotimi Daramola, her secondary school enemy, now a popular RnB singer. After her last business fails, she has the chance to scope out a new business opportunity during her high school reunion in the Twin Bliss resort. Unfortunately, Rotimi will also be there. Rotimi has always being in love with Destiny, even though she has always hated him. When her business fails and she gets depressed, he sponsors the high school reunion in Twin Bliss for a chance to prove to her that he is the right man for her. Destiny is not out for any distractions, most of all from her worst enemy and Rotimi keeps hitting a brick wall. Can Destiny let go of her depression and anger to see Rotimi for who he truly is? Or will their past destroy the chance of a beautiful future together?
People say that a man and a woman’s friendship is like that of a goat and yam. One day, the goat will eat the yam. They are wrong. I have been best friends with Benjamin (Benji for short) for nine years and counting. No yam has been eaten so far, neither will it be eaten. Nothing can come in between our friendship. But as my thirtieth birthday is approaching and I’m still as single as a pringle, I triple my efforts to find a husband. After all, a girl cannot marry herself. Unfortunately, Benji is cranky and unsupportive of my plans. How can he not understand that I need a husband? Then I find out he is in love with me. In fact, he has always been in love with me. Well, this yam does not want to be eaten. All I feel for Benji is friendship and nothing else. Until he kisses me. One kiss can ruin everything and suddenly, I am not sure anymore if all I feel for Benji is friendship. Love and friendship cannot mix. Right?
My love life is the stuff nightmares are made of and I’m tired of it. When my boyfriend of seven years dumps me to marry another woman, and I lose the ability to have my own children, one thing becomes clear to me. Men are scum and that is that. No more ‘nice Vivian’ who always gives her all for love, no more falling in love only to be used and dumped like a piece of trash. From now on, I am ‘mean Vivian’ and nothing is going to change that. Until I meet Melvin, a widower with two young sons who is calmly stealing a space in my heart. But as usual, life is cruel to me and having Melvin in my life means losing other important things. I am done with sacrificing anything for men. No man is worth it. Could Melvin be different?
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