The Brilliant Boy And His Jealous Sister Chapter (5)

The Brilliant Boy and His Jealous Sister

By: Japheth Prosper Chapter Five (5) To cut a long story short, I did not eat anything from that food. I couldn’t imagine myself having a taste of the soup upon which  Aisha had spat in. it was better that I was dead! My parents tried to convince me to eat but I maintained my stand. “Remember the chicken was bought for your sake,” my mother reminded “You had better come and join us now or force every one of us to stop eating too.” I told her it was…

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The Brilliant Boy And His Jealous Sister Chapter (4)

The Brilliant Boy and His Jealous Sister

By: Japheth Prosper Chapter Four (4) My relationship with professor Awal blossomed like a flower. He became like a second father to me. Sometimes he would come to our house and spend quality time with my parents and most Fridays he would go with my father in his 505 car to the mosque. He also gave me many story books to read and that influenced my reading culture greatly. It also helped me greatly in my academics performance. I could spell words easily. At the end of that term that…

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The Brilliant Boy And His Jealous Sister Chapter (3)

The Brilliant Boy and His Jealous Sister

By: Japheth Prosper Chapter (3) I returned home panting. “Did you see him?” Aisha threw as soon as she saw me. “Yes,” I gasped. “Isn’t he mad?” Still panting and gasping for breath, I muttered:”yes, he’s a mad man with a voice that sounded like thunder. He has never combed or shaved his head.’’ “I told you but you did not believe me. Did you not see that his head is same as yours?”She echoed triumphantly. I did not respond to the question but deep in my heart I’d made…

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The Brilliant Boy And His Jealous Sister Chapter (2)

The Brilliant Boy and His Jealous Sister

By: Japheth Prosper Chapter Two (2) The manner at which she told me those things confidently pricked me so much. Was she indeed telling me the truth? If she wasn’t why did she with so much boldness say I could ask anyone? I was confused now. I didn’t know if to believe my parents or believe what Aisha kept feeding me with.  That afternoon I went in search of the man she called professor Awal. “ He lived on the other side of kakuri,” someone told me. “Is it true…

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Chioma and Her Ugly StepMother (Chapter 3)

Chioma and Her Ugly StepMother

Chapter 3 By: Ben Akponine – Samuel Chioma got to the city late at night. She knew she was running to a life of uncertainty and totally of the unknown. She had nothing on her, no bag. All she had was the few clothes she wore and little change that was left from the money Ngozi had given her to buy foodstuffs. She hoped she would never be found. That night, she slept in a church that was holding a vigil. She had stumbled on the church as she wandered…

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