Francis Is Alive – A Book Review  

Francis Is Alive has been published and is available on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBookStore, Lulu Bookstore, Barnes and Noble NOOK, Kobo and OkadaBooks.

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Maryam Wrote A Book

The first novel I ever read in my life was The Poison Ivy by James Hadley Chase, seconded by The Basket of Flowers by Christoph von Schmid, then The Adventures of Moni-Mambou by Guy Menga, followed by Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie, and then Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmole, Ireke Onibudo and…

Francis Is Alive (-18-)

It was Sonican’s boat that took everyone to Tin Can Island from where they had set out for Majeed’s apartment before the Soul Lounge’s. When they left Soul Lounge in the middle of the great brawl, they didn’t leave for Majeed’s place in Lekki, Sonican rather took Majeed and Olawunmi to the boat. They were…

My Resolution

Unto my past, bravery had put me up to look. Good ol’days when while I snored mum would cook, and after eating I would grab nothing but a book. Oh when with a female I shared no hook! But all the glee, soon enough, time would crook, sadly, pressed into the nook. When Kemisola dragged…

Francis Is Alive (-17-)

The band was disbanded, save the drum setter. The club went quiet and tensile as Francis grabbed the microphone. “My name is Michael Livingstone and this is my friend, Anatoly, the celebrant, we’re here to sing y’all a song.” Only the bloggers clapped; curious souls who probably wouldn’t be alive to blog what was to…

I Miss My Hair

I will not be cheaply hoodwinked into believing that our choices are ours to make and that we’re the architects of our own bearings. If I had had a choice, would I have chosen Nigeria as my country of birth, a place where your neighbours and government make it their responsibilities to mock your dreams…

​The Soldier Encounter (Chapt. 2)

So a brother, Hammed Olabisi finally linked me up to a female soldier. He said he’s discussed my issue with her and I only had to close it up by sending a friend request to her on Facebook and discuss the monkeyshines. Her name? Ruqoya Sanni. Where does she live? Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, Ojoo Barracks,…

Francis Is Alive (-16-)

“I know some of these guys,” Samuel told Mustapha. They were sitting at an inconspicuous corner of the club. “Who are they?” Mustapha asked. “What does your mind tells you?” “They’re criminals.” “They’re not just criminals. They’re professional hit men.” “But if they are, and they are here because of this Francis of a guy,…

​The Soldier Encounter (Chapt. 1)

“So, you’ve been crazy about finding a girl in the army, haven’t you?” I nodded like an obedient child. “Okay. Here I am now, what are you going to do?” she asked seductively, loosening her buttons. Haba! Kilagbe kilaju! My eyes got glued to what lay in the shadow of her camouflage shirt. Eh, will…

PATIENCE

At first, this idea glimmers in your mind and it excites you, so you go on thinking and whining about it and then you start confidently at its development but at some point, it isn’t like how you’ve imagined it and you get frustrated and moves on abandoning it. Guess what, it happens to writers too….

Francis Is Alive (-15-)

There are several night clubs in Lagos but Francis chose Soul Lounge for the controversial celebration of his top goon’s birthday; a birthday fête in the midst of police investigations. What bothered people who heard the news was not even that a whole family was kidnapped; it was that the people living next to them…

​FROM PORT HARCOURT WITH LOVE

Dear Lord eBay, unlike you, I find my expressions rather difficult to put into words but as you’ve told me once, a beginner should let her heart do the writing and stand out of its way. That is what I intend to do now. I pray the effort prevails! eBay, do you practise voodoo? Seriously,…