of the MILKWEED AWARD
Anjana Basu and Mita Ghose for having
their stories selected as among the Most Notable of 2005 by the
StorySouth Million Writers Award.
Congratulations to Anjana Basu for having
her story "The Black Tongue" among
the Top 10 in the StorySouth
Million Writers Award.
To vote for her story, click here.
Kachi A. Ozumba
We trudged along, complaining about
the remoteness of the area: no light, no newspapers, no magazines, no jiving--in
fact, no life! The nearest town was about an hour and two hundred naira
away. That was a lot of money for a poor corper.
Case of the Spying Falcon
Why did the falcon, an otherwise
self-respecting bird, do it? What could have ended as a long and honourable
career, with a retirement and pension of daily rats, in some splendid aviary,
terminated ignominiously in a bribery scandal and arrest!
By Iftekhar Sayeed
The Farsi for ‘spouse,’ incidentally,
is hamsar – literally meaning, ‘same head.’ The word encapsulates
the ideal of marital union and harmony. And harmony – hamahang
– was what we sought there: harmony with our past, our historic origins.
By Crispin Oduobuk
Simply put, this agitation in your
abdomen is a non-thing, having no long-term effect. Indeed, given that
the disturbance often portends a night of sexual bliss, you're hardened
to it and drink the cold bitter beer as if in defiance.
Death of a Good-Time Girl
she had a second flat, what sort of business did she conduct? How could
any kind of business except the wrong kind cause you to lose your clothes?
John Ono Lennon
The innocent die young, they say.
Well, if a godless, womanizing, LSD- and heroine-using, foul-mouthed genius
of music and lyrics can be considered innocent, then this aphorism applies
to John Lennon. It applies to him in the same way it might apply to Baudelaire
Here and There
The speakers themselves can often
be eloquent, in standard Trinidadian or “dialect,” as suits the occasion,
searingly critical or humorous.
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