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Free Download - Gathering the Words 1

Free Download – Gathering the Words

You may download free excerpt from my book Gathering the Words from this link Read full versions: Kindle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZKQ6GM1 Bambooks

From Ibadan With Love 2

From Ibadan With Love

My childhood years were spent in Ibadan, in a once prosperous middle class neighbourhood, where gentrification currently seems to be

The importance of not following your dream 3

The importance of not following your dream

Denrele woke up smiling, passionately hugging and kissing his pillow. He could hear loud knocks, but they did not sound

250,000 acres of pain 4

250,000 acres of pain

‘Yes, my dear young man, the country has now been stolen by soldiers who are only bandits in camouflage tunics,

Forty Thieves and the African Taleswagon 5

Forty Thieves and the African Taleswagon

From the local British Council Library you could borrow four books or so for a couple of weeks and at

Tales retold for contemporary reading 6

Tales retold for contemporary reading

Children are creative readers, my childhood imaginations were formidable. Reading a story or listening to a folktale being told, was

Lights, Chimera, Action! 7

Lights, Chimera, Action!

In front of my office is a children’s nursery school, and listening to the little ones recite their own patent

D.O Fagunwa

Of Stock Tales and Enfants Terribles

Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmole by D.O Fagunwa, is widely considered the first novel written in the Yoruba language and

Gathering Words - An Introduction 8

Gathering Words – An Introduction

I see him at the beginning of faint memory, a three year old boy. I see him on the seat

Gathering The Crooked Bullet 9

Gathering The Crooked Bullet

One of my favourite comedy films is The Black Bird, featuring a constantly harrased detective called Sam Spade. The film

Gleanings from African Night Entertainment 10

Gleanings from African Night Entertainment

For reasons still not clear to me, my mother did not have a wall clock in the house when I

man contemplates God

The mathematics of God

Sam Fajana spoke confidently and fluently as if he were reading from a book. ‘There exists a whole world which

The man who fell under anointing 11

The man who fell under anointing

 Femi had one occasion found himself in queue for laying of hands one Saturday breakfast meeting. It just on that

The return of the drummer 12

The return of the drummer

The old man finished his lunch and stared out for a while out through the wide window of the paladar.

The Incredible Pianist 13

The Incredible Pianist

I once attended a church where the piano player had no idea how to play the damn thing, and kept

The Interrogation - protest tale of an angry wordsmith 14

The Interrogation – protest tale of an angry wordsmith

This is a “protest” story I wrote in 2006 in London. It is as usual a surrealistic satire , one

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