The Curse ~ Sbusiso Mnguni

In my backyard stands a colossal baobab tree, ten feet farther from the house, tall and majestic as the Nkanyamba mountains overlooking the surreal view of our village, its peaceful demeanour pervades all around it, more so when its copper arms beckon at me with a poised buoyancy from a distance, sending enthralling tingles all [...]

Tribesmen ~ Noyor Amorighoye

“Must've been intense", remarked the light-skinned woman staring intensely into my face. I enjoyed watching the frightful apprehensiveness budding in her eyes. "A tiger you say..." "Oh my!" "Must've been quite something…" "Does it hurt?" "Can I tou…" she reached out her hand but was interrupted by the train halting. It's my stop, so I [...]

Babatunde ~ ‘Kunmi Olamiju

'The Yoruba believe in the doctrine of metempsychosis or transmigration of souls; hence they affirm that after some time, deceased parents are born again into the family of the surviving children. It is from this notion that some children are named "Babatunde," i.e., the father comes again…'  —The History of the Yorubas by Johnson, Samuel [...]