Naija Stories by Myne Whitman
Of Tears and Kisses, Heroes and Villians (Volume 1)

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Here we are, with our abortions, our bereavement, our lust, our petty showdowns, our pederasts, our In-Law wahala, our problems chatting up girls in the diaspora, our memories of childhood, our fights, our incest, our love, our examination stress, our metafictional accounts, our encounters with university campus cults, our broken families, our … well, you get the idea. We rob banks, but we also eat salty beans to show our children we love them. - Tade Thompson (Writer/Editor) ___________ Someone once said that the one trait all writers have in common is that they watch for the extraordinary magic that lies in the everyday. This assertion comes alive in this maiden Naija Stories Anthology with the rich collection of short stories that touch on every aspect of our lives, from the topical issues of resource control agitation as seen in Visiting Admiral John Bull, to more lighthearted issues of wooing a lady as seen in One Sunday Morning in Atlanta, and everything in between. These are stories about us or about our neighbours or something we’ve encountered in the news. They are what our friends tell us, their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice. I enjoyed lots of the stories not just because of their simplicity and brevity but also for freshness they bring to storytelling and public discourse. Sylva Nze Ifedigbo. Author, The Funeral Did Not End. ____________

About Myne Whitman

See more books from this Author is the leading community for Nigerian writers and book lovers, combining elements of a writing critique website and a social networking site. The mission of Naija Stories is to use community networking to encourage and support aspiring writers to improve their writing and feel more confident sharing stories from a Nigerian perspective. We also aim to encourage reading amongst the general public by making such engaging stories available on, on other available partnering channels, and in anthologies.List of Stories and Authors.I. TearsA Glimpse in the Mirror - Yejide Kilanko If Tears Could Speak - Salatu Sule Too Late - Bidemi Odeshilo The Catalyst - Meena Adekoya Illusions of Hope - Ola Awonubi Wiping Halima's Tears - Elohor Turtoe Every Wrinkle is a Story - Pyneapples Nnamdi - Sonia Osi II. KissesOne Sunday Morning in Atlanta - Uko Bendi Udo Seeing Off Kisses - John Ugoji It's Not That Easy - Lawal Opeyemi Isaac Two Straws in a Bottle - Remi-Roy Oyeyemi How I Kissed Hadiza - Seyi Osinowo All I Wanted Was Another Baby - Mercy Ilevbare Nothing Good - Damilola Ashaolu III. HeroesCan I Please Kill You? - Seun Odukoya Mother of Darkness - Rayo Abe Showdown at Rowe Park - Babatunde Olaifa Visiting Admiral John Bull - Adiba Obubo Kitchen Practicals - Tamo Iruene A Kind of Bravery - Myne Whitman The Old Man in Our Neighborhood - Chidozie Chukwubuike Rachel's Hero - Henry Onyema IV. VillainsBlame It on a Yellow Dress - Uche Okonkwo The Writer's Cinema - Bankole Banjo Jesus of Sports Hall - Lulufa Vongtau What Theophilus Did - Gboyega Otolorin Best Laid Plans - Kingsley Ezenwaka Co-operate! - Tola Odejayi The Devil's Barter - Raymond Elenwoke
Published December 11, 2013 by NS Publishing Ltd. 260 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the introduction to this anthology of short stories by contemporary Nigerian writers, the editors make it clear that they intend to avoid the clichés of African literature.

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