THE MARRIAGE RITES

It all begins with the incessant craving of Adikini’s elder brother for a wife. Her poverty stricken father is weighed down by the traditional responsibility of marrying for his son a wife and he has no alternative but to marry off 16 year old Adikini in order to get cattle. Adikini, in her innocence, embarrasses the first suitor, an...

THE DEAD MAN ROARS

Revolving around cattle raids, the novel explores how the people of the fictional Toibong and neighbouring villages react to raiders. Chief Ikoja, a fairly rich villager, seeks the services of Bombay, a witch-doctor, for charms to repulse the invaders with lightning. Among the three conditions that must be fulfilled in order for his...

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Everything Fails (redraft)

The 32nd Century is not the future we’re promised. It’s the same thing, different day present just rolling along. We have the means to save ourselves, but we don’t fix our problems. We have light speed communication, but we don’t talk to each other. It’s a future where nothing much matters because everything fails to live up to its...