Sunday Short Story

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

By Ndagi Abdullahi

My grandfather was schizophrenic. From being pro-Nupe he became anti-Nupe. Nobody knew whatever came over him.

His name is Gana. He called me Ganagi.

He told me what happened: that he became possessed by his alter ego… 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

By Ndagi Abdullahi

I belong to the Dzwakwa family of Patigi. Our pure Nupe, non-Fulani, royal bloodline runs back to EtsuZhimada through Tsudi to EtsuYisa known to Hausa chroniclers as SarkimaiSakandami or the King with the Cross. In my secondary… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

Ambassador Abubakar Nmanciko Fanle was the greatest Nupe diplomat ever. He was the Nigerian ambassador to the UN and was such a fine diplomat that he was being tipped as a future Secretary General of the United… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

My childhood friend Ganadiko and I were taken to the traditional spiritualism school of Zhigi Gonto when both of us were seventeen years old in 1777.

A year later, however, Ganadiko was expelled from the school due… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

Ambassador Abubakar Nmanciko Fanle was the greatest Nupe diplomat ever. He was the Nigerian ambassador to the UN and was such a fine diplomat that he was being tipped as a future Secretary General of the United… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

In 1915 I was one of the three most famous ‘menders’ at the Kpebegi Market, Bida. I was the Kimwo or tailor, Yandalu was the Kimvo or calabash mender, and Yisati was the Kimpa or leather mender.… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

I am from Fogbe in the Diboland province of Lapai Emirate, KinNupe.

I was born in the year Jantabo had been on throne for 29 years as the Emir of Lapai. I was told that was the… Continue reading

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

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