Destitute Friends

Wilson had been on his phone for about half an hour now, browsing and doing stuff. He looked up occasionally to glance at the wrestling match on TV across from where he sat. I was fully engaged watching the match;...

/ April 9, 2020
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The Eclipse

Ado absently kicked along a small stone, then a tin can, a plastic bottle, and any sizeable object on his path as he walked home. He had many questions he could not resolve. That Tuesday at school, Teacher had told...

/ April 8, 2020

Much ado about tithing

Very few people know that the controversy on tithes in Nigeria is coming exactly 500 years after a major controversy in Western Christendom. This controversy saw the emergence of the Protestant churches from within the Roman Catholic Church. On October...

/ April 6, 2020

I cannot afford to be a Christian

Evangelism remains a cardinal aspect of the Christian’s way of life. The call on us to “go ye…” by Jesus Christ cannot be over-emphasized especially in times like this when it seems the world itself is reeling from the weight...

/ April 6, 2020

The Terrifying Canopy Walk

It was midmorning in Kakum. The sun was up early, punching bright holes through the tops of huge shadowy trees that draped the National Park. My Ghanaian friends and I were visiting fascinating sites which abounded in primates and cats...

/ April 6, 2020

THE MANY ANGLES OF A SOCIETY: LUCKY JAMES’S TALES FROM OUR PAST (concluding part)

By Ifesinachi Johnpaul Nwadike  The next story, “Yemi Vaughan” is a commentary on the not-so-easy task of combining motherhood with work. Our protagonist, Yemi, was an ambitious woman in her university days who had thought it all out; how it...

/ April 5, 2020

THE MANY ANGLES OF A SOCIETY: LUCKY JAMES’S TALES FROM OUR PAST (part 1)

By Ifesinachi Johnpaul Nwadike When in October 2017, the judges for the ANA literary prize made an honourable mention of Lucky James’s Tales from Our Past, those who have read the work at that time will readily agree with them...

/ April 3, 2020

Ready to Die

My experience as a health worker brings me close to dying people a great deal of the time. It has helped me see life from a new perspective and I particularly spend some time in my devotional prayers now to...

/ January 28, 2018

The Christian and the Sallah Meat

Friday, September 1st, 2017, was a Muslim holiday around the world and Nigeria had its own fair share of the celebrations. I took out time to visit two Muslim friends. One of them had been the main person that had...

/ September 10, 2017

Easter: The Cross and Great Joy

“…for the joy that was set before him, Jesus endured the cross…” – Hebrews The figures of four men can be seen trudging through the rocky grounds of Mount Olives. It is first century Palestine. Jesus leads Peter, James and...

/ April 16, 2017