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Ibadan: TJ Benson

Pockets of warm air scented with okpa, firewood smoke and the mint of toothpaste float through the Ibadan morning haze from the rusted zincs stretched out as far as the eye can see, up to him on the second floor balcony of the Harmony Hotel. He is smoking again. He hopes the fire he sucks into his chest will extinguish the cold outside. A prostitute waits for him inside. He has no desire to return to the prostitute. He wants to stare at the collage of giant leaves, varying shades of copper below him. Maybe if he had gotten a room

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Smithereens of Death: Review by TJ Benson

Title: Smithereens of Death Publishers: Write House Collective Author: Olubunmi Familoni Reviewer: TJ Benson Smithereens of Death is a classic example of the evolution of the African short story, told in 'flash-form' that suits this social media savvy generation who won't have the patience to read more lengthy short stories. The opening story 'flies to wanton boys' is a befitting welcome to the seasoned reader. The gruesome tale which seems half completed in the end is well written with spaced sections that leave room

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