Kandake’s dead, her body was found hanging from a tree, blood streaming between her thighs and cuts on her pale breasts. It was Kumkani, her twin brother who discovered her and after untying her rigid body, letting it slump onto him and holding it for a long time, he finally let out a piercing cry that woke the village… [8mins]

It had begun some weeks back when Isinam had gone to Connexions, the cybercafé she was used to frequenting. It was near the Federal Secretariat, some distance from her house behind Nsebisi Road, but didn’t have the power or connectivity issues those near home had. It was also comfortable—tiled floor, plush seats, flat screen monitors and opaque-walled cubicles that offered some privacy… [7mins]

Her house had remained exactly the same as it was seven years ago, when her husband had left to find a job in “Jubheg” but had disappeared from the face of the earth – her sofas were still of the stuffed variety that required covers, she still had a cathode ray TV and her squat Imperial refrigerator still had fruit shaped magnets on it… [6mins]