The Mask We Wear
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.
Written by Uche Osita James, The Rule of Salt and other stories contain the following :
A Tale of Two
Shades of Red
The Rule of Salt
To mark the 1st year anniversary of Liber Book club, Enugu, Nigeria, its members wrote They Came To Stay- a collection of short stories. Not that they are amateurs , they are closet writers who have attempted to produce a literary work commensurate with that of their model authors.
This e-book does not only contain short stories themed around mermaids or mammywater as its fondly called in Nigeria. It also features the summary of Liber Book club discussions and a cross word puzzle game of all the books the members have read as a group.
It is hoped that you will be moved to read those books too and attempt the crossword puzzle game.
STORY SUMMARIES *Revenge* Anton is a young clinical killer on the prowl with a knack for eliminating only influential figures for no apparent reason. Another 'mentally deranged lone wolf' perhaps. *A Different Dream* An accomplished surgeon stumbled upon a mysterious message while on vacation. It proved too hard to decipher but he knows he has to figure it out to get some answers. Would he? *Guilty* From rape victim to serial killer, an unwinding tale of a victim of sexual assault. *A Psychedelic Named Vivian* A story of drug use, mental health and mystery. An accomplished surgeon stumbled upon a mysterious message while on vacation. It proved too hard to decipher but he knows he has to figure it out to get some answers. Would he? *Rebirth* People stranded on a deserted island paradise with no rules, no stress and plenty of booze. Sounds like a recipe for a party, doesn't it? Does it. *Neverland* A dare turns upside down when (enter the protagonist's name here I've forgotten) lands himself on the naughty list. *Found* Midnight lures her to sneak out but the heavy darkness outside has another plan for Ara as she enters into another realm unexpectedly, which leads her to peep into her mind, body & soul. *Gone* Ina and Taiye are different beings. One, a Jinn. The other, a carefree human. The two must share one body for mutual benefit until one claims who gets to stay. *Two Roads* Harry, a young boy of twelve years, in an attempt to escape an existence of mediocrity sought refuge in books and the adventures of the woods....until the familiar became alien, his mother's warnings materializing like none before now. *Lost* Love made her leave her hometown to a faraway city to visit her fiance, who turned off his phone just to keep her from reaching him... would she find him?