Thursday, 6 December 2007

Chika Unigwe

Chika Unigwe is on reading a tour. If you reside in Lagos, please don't miss this event. Chika is a great writer. Visit here for more details.

Here is an excerpt from Chika's story, Alek:
"Alek had never heard her father sound like that: timid. Servile. She felt embarrassed for him, this efficient policeman. Maybe on his knees. “Please, Sir…” the faltering voice. Begun but not finished. A shot amputating the rest of his sentence. A stillness. Inside the cupboard, the smell of fear. Rising and rising. Then, a wail. Ma sounding bigger, louder."

Read more here.

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