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Serialization of a novel, The Crocodile Girl by Sam Omatseye (7)

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  Books  /  No Comments

The hiking was brief, about an hour. He was a little scared when they walked through the fat barks of the bushes, scaled the twigs and under-brush and his feet alternated between hard soil and carpets of wood chips. He heard the birds. But what struck him were the leaves. They were in their last […]

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Serialization of a novel, The Crocodile Girl by Sam Omatseye (6)

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Books  /  No Comments

The children of the rich in Nigeria were not destined to sit in class with a boy like Itse. He could not afford that. They belonged to the heavens. He was somewhere remote, on the humbler rungs of this wretched earth. But in America it happened. His girlfriend Cindy hailed from Chicago, the daughter of […]

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Serialization of a novel, The Crocodile Girl by Sam Omatseye (5)

By   /  November 13, 2016  /  Articles, Books  /  No Comments

CHAPTER THREE  Itse’s planned return home to Nigeria came earlier than he anticipated. He craved the smell and sound of his home country. He craved the human chaos that marked sidewalks where shoulders brushed against shoulders on Upper Erejuwa Road in Warri. The smell of roasted corn contested with the stench from roadside sewers. The […]

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Serialization of a novel, The Crocodile Girl by Sam Omatseye (4)

By   /  November 12, 2016  /  Articles, Books  /  No Comments

CHAPTER TWO CONT’D Tim rose to his feet and shook hands with the chiefs. If he were from the village, the chiefs noted in their minds, Tim should have bowed. He was evidently a younger man, although they did not know how to read the age of white people by simply looking. From the bounce […]

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Serialization of a novel, The Crocodile Girl by Sam Omatseye (3)

By   /  November 11, 2016  /  Articles, Books  /  No Comments

CHAPTER TWO Relief to most people in the village meant that the oyibo called Tim Forester would thank his God, pack his belongings and leave. That was all they asked of the white man. The villagers reasoned that, if he wanted to seek his kind in the forest, the spirit of his ancestor in the […]

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Serialization of a novel, The Crocodile Girl by Sam Omatseye (2)

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  Articles, Books  /  No Comments

CHAPTER ONE In the eyes of the villagers, Alero the juju girl cast her spell on Tim the white visitor. She turned the bright young man into a mumu, her special fool. At the snap of her fingers, so went the story, he would crawl blissfully into the jaws of a crocodile. Alero was the […]

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Serialization of a novel, The Crocodile Girl by Sam Omatseye (1)

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Articles, Books  /  No Comments

Prologue When Jim Fallows arrived in Orogun village with Tara in search of Tim, he was haunted by the event that had happened a few years back and he wondered if it accounted for his frenzy to investigate the Foresters.Maybe it was his own projection of denial. Guilt, as he once told Tim, had its […]

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Lion Wind and Other Poems

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Books  /  No Comments

In this volume of verses, Sam Omatseye digs deep into nature, the environment, man-made disasters and eulogies for some heroic and historical figures throughout the universe. Ponds are drying up. Pollutants defile the environment. Ponds poison our lives. Anomie dots the landscape. Why do good people, innocent children fall prey to human depravity and evil? […]

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The Crocodile Girl

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Books  /  4 Comments

The Crocodile Girl is a tale of two strangers pulled together by the same hands of fate to uncover a secret tucked away in the scared forest of silence. Will Alero, the village belle and Tim, the American in search of certain pieces pertaining to his genealogy, overcome the insurmountable obstacles of evil and superstition? […]

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Dear Baby Ramatu

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Books  /  2 Comments

Ramatu is buried in a forlorn earth by a mother who tries to later justify her action. In its vast sweep, it is not just a poem about a mother and child, but a whole existential foray about faith, love, loyalty, zealotry and survival in a dark and suffocating world. Sam Omatseye paints a poignant […]

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