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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Headstrong Historian

Many years after her husband had died, she and Nwamgba ignored her mother and went to the Oyi stream where they met Obierika's second wife, a young girl from the Okonkwo family. Nwamgba had decided...

32 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Cell one

Our neighbor Osita stole our TV and VCR, and my brother Nnamabia faked a break-in and stole my mother's jewelry. The thieving boys were the popular ones, and the police were called in. On a humid...

26 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Checking out

Obinze met the Angolans at a tube station and handed over two hundred pounds. A few days later he met the girl, Cleotilde, at a shopping center. Obinze met Brown at the train station in Barking,...

37 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story


Raphael came to live with us, and seemed like all the others, an ordinary-looking teen from a nearby village. My parents had a brusque manner and drank Mateus rosé. I worried about not being quick...

21 min read · Rating: G · Read story


A woman was looking at Chikwado. She went to night-vigil services often with the theme Finding Your God-Given Mate. Yewande was courtly, had a glowing ego, and did things for people. He gave them...

30 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story