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In the ghetto of Dabala rest the ruin of many underage girl-children
who, under their parents’ watch suffer different forms of sexual
molestation. These mishaps, perpetuated by averagely-affluent men and
women, are characterized by subtle coercions, decoys, and downright
exploitation due to vagrancy and deprivation. Requiem exposes a putrid
society in dire need of redemption, even from the hands of persons
whose duty is to sanitize it. In fact, it depicts the scourge of
female sexual abuse in an intense and gripping narrative. Will Member
set to move to Makurdi to live with a female pastor and her family
suffer the same fate?
The Mask We Wear irradiates the struggle of the Nigerian teenager in walking the path of discovery either prescribed by society, family or self.
The writer, Chigozirim Okoli is an SS2 student of Purple Krown College, Enugu. Her short story fiction emerged best entry for the maiden edition of Dr Emmanuel C. Adukwu Prize for Literature which was administered by Crater Library & Publisher for 2019 Crater Literary Festival Enugu.
Emmanuel C. Adukwu Prize for Literature seeks to encourage and reward students who show a strong voice and excellent literary vision.
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A young girl who is invited to an art contest is assisted by a sun-woman, a paint brush, palettes, and canvas. Their supernatural abilities give life to the painted image of a daunting dinosaur on her canvas. A treasure hidden deep inside the forest, is connected with the victory of the contest. The forest girl and her company embark on a search for the treasure. Although frustrated by the dinosaur and the spiky-virus invaders, they are sustained by the ministration of the elves, hare and fox sent by the king of the forest.
Destined Vows is a Nigerian romance story written by Ogochukwu Echezona.
Date of Publication: 2014;
E-Publisher: The Crater Library and Publisher