Verses By Beordoon

Musings of a Maskuraid…

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ON BLACK SISTERS’ STREET – OJUJU’S TAKE

Sometimes, adversity is the catalyst that brings about unity in a group. On Black Sisters’ Street is the eye-opening tale of four African women from different backgrounds who are brought together by a common purpose - the pursuit of a better life. Sisi, Ama, Efe, and Joyce all travel to Europe via the same channel, with the same lofty dreams, but pushed by differing circumstances. It takes the death of Sisi for the rest to realize how interwoven their journeys are in the strange land More...

A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS – OJUJU’S TAKE

Just in case you didn’t know, Othuke Ominiabohs is one hell of a writer. Only one skilled in the art of writing can flip genre like he did from ‘Odufa’, a ‘sappy’ romantic tale, to the action packed thriller that ‘A Conspiracy of Ravens’ is with such dexterity. ACOR is an adrenalin rush, right from the first page to the cliff hanger where it signs off. There is no dull moment where the plot drags, so you might want to clear your schedule before you start reading this book. Once you More...

GUARDIANS OF THE SEAL – OJUJU’S TAKE

Only one word – ‘POW’!  Mr Tunde Leye completely flipped the script in #TLGOTS and turned out a mind-blowing piece of fantasy fiction. The book starts at a sedate pace, taking the story of creation and the Garden of Eden from a different point of view. A clever ploy, because at that point you think it’s just Genesis dressed up and retold all over again. Wrong! Now let me tell you about the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), one minute it’s just like a beautiful flower, right until More...

BURY ME COME SUNDAY AFTERNOON – OJUJU’S TAKE

o In “Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon’, Nike Campbell – Fatoki has put together a collection of short stories that provide both education and quality entertainment. Her stories are focused on contemporary issues that young adults can easily relate to, especially those who have gone beyond the shores of Nigeria to reside abroad. All the characters are well described and defined, as are their challenges and the diverse ways they react to awkward circumstances arising from love, loyalty, religion, More...

IGONI BARRETT’S BLACKASS – OJUJU’S TAKE

What would you do if you woke up one morning and discover your skin color or sex has changed? Furo Warimbuko, a young job seeker wakes up from his bed one morning to realize he’s now Caucasian, and absconds from home in order to escape the embarrassment of an inquisition into his inexplicable transformation from his family. His new ‘oyinbo’ life takes him on an unlikely course from the sleepy Lagos surburb of Egbeda to the flashy and expensive lifestyle of Lekki. There, he learns to deal More...

ODUFA BY OTHUKE OMINIABOHS – OJUJU’S TAKE

Odufa is definitely not your typical love story. It is a graphic journey showcasing the giddy emotional heights and despairing lows of a young heart in search of acceptance and hope. At the tender age of 21, Anthony Mukoro is told by his doctor that he has a low probability of ever fathering children due to complications arising from untreated hypertension. The young man becomes disillusioned and ends up seeking solace in the arms of Odufa, a beautiful girl with a troubled past. Thus began More...

ABOUT LAST NIGHT BY ANABA ABIGAIL – OJUJU’S TAKE

Otutubuike is a young man living with the scars of sexual abuse. Molested by his male teacher at a young age, he develops homosexual leanings which grow with him to adulthood. His Aunt whom he confides in believes only ‘God’ can cure his ‘ailment’ and trusts an adulterous Pastor Yemi for the job of deliverance. After an attempt at ‘normal’ sex with Mercy (a colleague) ends in disaster, Otu’s internal conflict snowballs into depression and he attempts to cut off his male member in a More...

SECTOR IV – OJUJU’S TAKE

Sector IV is a book set in the period of the Nigerian Civil war and the months just after it ends. A story of stories, the book runs through the lives (and sometimes deaths) of various individuals linked by a common fate in their bid to escape the distortions that wartime sorrow and pain visits on the lives of erstwhile normal and ordinary people. The book does not overly focus on the atrocities of war to create a horror fest or seek to apportion blame to any of the combating sides; rather, it More...

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