Tagnigeria

Acquiring an ISBN Number in Nigeria

A

If you want to experience the challenges that we as Nigerians face in a nutshell, all you need to do is spend an hour in a government facility. This post is for those of you who are wondering how to go about getting an ISBN number in Nigeria – hopefully, this entry will adequately prepare you. An ISBN is a thirteen digit number that allows your book to be identified. It usually sits just above...

Three is a Crowd_Chapter 8

T

Later that day, Dotun gave her the list of the women on her train and Demi created the group. As Dotun had promised, they were all warm and they all promised they would send their measurements as soon as they could. Perhaps she had overreacted about the whole bridesmaid business. Dotun was her colleague and they had gotten along very well in the past. Perhaps she hadn’t meant to fall in love with...

Three is a Crowd_Chapter 7

T

Lllit was full, despite the fact that it was off peak. It was safe to say that she wasn’t the only one who couldn’t afford the peak prizes. She changed in what happened to be the cleanest locker room and entered the gym, rearing to go. Her enthusiasm quickly died – every machine was taken. She hovered in the corner and watched people pump iron and run nowhere. Eventually someone left a...

Three is a Crowd_Chapter 6

T

Demi did not want to be at work, but heartbreak was not one of the reasons listed for taking a day off. Her dreams of a future with Tosin had died, but she was fairly certain that that was not to what they were referring when they said death of a close relative. She still hadn’t congratulated Dotun or Tosin. But no-one in the office appeared to have noticed. Everyone was too occupied with...

Three is a Crowd_Chapter 5

T

Jameelah wasn’t going to stop, that much was certain. Demi picked up the phone and turned away from her family. “Hello?” “I’m coming over.” “Jam…I’m really not…” “I’m almost there.” At that moment, Demi heard the sharp horn of Jameelah’s vehicle beeping relentlessly. Of course, it wouldn’t make Baba walk any faster – he was incapable of doing anything quickly. She dropped her phone on the bed and...

Three is a Crowd

T

Whilst Jumoke was occupied with Ajapa and the club pledge, Demi scrolled down the pictures on Instagram and her hand stilled when she came across the video of Tosin’s proposal. The video started from the point when Tosin got on one knee, and sure enough, there she was just standing there in the way of an otherwise magical scene. She groaned. “What’s wrong aunty Beedee?” “Nothing Jum Jum.” She...

Three is a Crowd_Chapter 2

T

Rayo burst out laughing. “I’m sorry Demi. I really am. But this kind of thing only ever happens to you!” “Laugh all you want. I don’t have any ego left to save.” “Aww sweetie.” Her sister pulled her into a tight embrace and kissed the top of her head. “What have I been telling you?” “That Lagos women are treacherous and I shouldn’t trust any of them.” “And what did you go and do?” “She was...

Three is a Crowd_Chapter 1

T

There comes a time in every girl’s life when she has to determine how far she is willing to go to win the man of her dreams. And Demi knew that this was her time. “Ace…psst…ace….” Dotun had heard her; Demi could tell by the slight tension in her colleague’s shoulders, plus she was being fairly loud now. Dotun was clearly trying to avoid the promised conversation but Demi was not one to give up so...

The Stories from African Pens

T

African literature is a genre in and of itself. And it is one that I have always admired, albeit from a safe distance. For me African literature is like a gobstopper – strong, distinct but difficult to eat. Like a painting that is beautiful but has you turning your head this way and that, wondering if perhaps the gallery accidentally placed it upside down. It is like listening to someone...

Follow Me

October 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031