Sunday Short Story

By Ndagi Abdullahi

The year 2036 was a historical one in the history of NASA. It was the year the Kennedy Space Center achieved the incredible feat of constructing the Atlantis – the first spacecraft that can travel faster than… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

I belong to the Dzwakwa family of Patigi. Our pure Nupe, non-Fulani, royal bloodline runs back to Etsu Zhimada through Tsudi to Etsu Yisa known to Hausa chroniclers as Sarki mai Sakandami or the King with the… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

In the year 1839, known as the Year of the Sinsaragi Grass in Nupe history, over two hundred thousand warriors from all parts of KinNupe and even beyond gathered for the Battle of Zunmago, the Mother… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

I met a Chinese diplomate on the flight from Lagos to Abuja. He fell in love with me when he learnt I am a Nupe woman.

 

Three days later Wang Lei called and asked me out… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

The year 2036 was a historical one in the history of NASA. It was the year the Kennedy Space Centre achieved the incredible feat of constructing the Atlantis – the first spacecraft that can travel faster than… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

After nine years of marriage to Ya’Nnakaba without a child, my father married my mother, who immediately gave birth to me, a boy. Ya’Nnakaba’s hatred for me knew no bounds.

But Ya’Nnakaba changed in later years and… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

I am the typical restless Black American who will not accept the racism of White America. Born into a family with strong Black Movement roots, I inherently felt betrayed by White America right from early youth.

I… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

I was a leading scientist working with the Russian company Tyazhpromexport, TPE, building the Ajaokuta Steel Mill in Nigeria in the 1970s.

In Nigeria I fell in love with an American scientist called Dr. Edith.

The Americans… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

My grandfather, Major Ianfield, was a member of the Royal Niger Company force that conquered the Bida in 1897. He subsequently became obsessed with Bida and the Nupe Nation.

So my grandfather befriended the royalty, griots and… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

Ezhiga, my village, is historically the centre of witchcraft in KinNupe. But Islam and Westernisation came and did away with that notoriety of Ezhiga. My father was the Chief Imam of Ezhiga. Ours was a strictly Islamic… Continue reading

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