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Book Review: The City Heroes and other stories from the heart of Africa by Omoruyi Uwuigiaren

THE CITY HEROES by Omoruyi Uwuigiaren is a series of short stories introducing the reader to the lives of different characters in Africa, from animals to humans. Lovely artwork throughout the book adds a nice touch, giving the reader a glimpse of what is to follow in that particular…
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Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on January 6, 2019 at 8:43am — No Comments

Two 5 Star reviews of my book, "The City Heroes" on Amazon!

Very Different Kind of Book! Really Enjoyed it!



What a great book of short stories! The stories are very different and unexpected and very enjoyable. There are

a lot of challenging lessons included in the stories as well as a lot of surprises. Great book! Thanks for the

great read!



---Shawn Robinson.…

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Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on December 15, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Work in Progress: “Linda Castro” from the Pretty Woman by Omoruyi Uwuigiaren.

One beautiful morning, there was no power supply and the very thought of it makes me feel sick. As I fought gallantly to grab hold of my miserable soul, a lady who had been in a man’s life, and had been bruised long enough to know that life is in phases and men are in sizes, stumbled into my office. By the time she was within my reach, sweat was pouring off her. I thought she had just come out of a pool and wanted to help herself to a clean towel.  I offered her a hand towel, which was my…

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Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on November 23, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘My favorite meal is a roasted bird and two slices of bread plus a cup of lemon tea.’

African author Omoruyi Uwuigiaren was born and grew up in Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. As a young adult, he attended school for Mass Communications. Ruyi (his nickname) soon discovered his talent for the arts included drawing cartoons and writing children's books. Ruyi currently lives in his hometown where he writes for children in his authentic African style. He has published two books to date – THE ADVENTURES OF NIHU and now THE CITY OF HEROES AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE HEART OF…

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Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on November 20, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ghost of Dalmos - Do not use all caps in post titles!

On a night, the wind blew with vengeance and my heart sank, the ugly movement that wrapped itself around the warm hands of the darkness wrote frustration on the face of the earth. I saw the darkness standing taller than the pair of legs that carried me. As I stared at the mysterious figure whose head is like the avocado pea, it dawned on me…
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Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on November 14, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Flinz - Do not use all caps in post titles!

Dag and the other cats made their way down the silent street in an effort to find the second course of their dinner. Unconcerned, they strolled down Maxwell Street, the home of Flinz, a notorious cat who was feared by the entire feline population of the city. It was rumored that Flinz’s breath could kill a dove!

Maxwell Street lay in the belly of discomfort, and its ugliness was there for all eyes to see. The streetlights were dim; they had seen better days. The buildings,…

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Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on November 14, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Nihu Meets Old Phil - Do not use all caps in post titles!

At daybreak, the forest walked briskly intobrightness. Alive for the right reasons, it carried on its inevitable duty, to give light to the world. Happy birds sung aloud a morning song. One might be carried away, thinking there are some instrumentalists having a field day with their keyboards a little distance away. Nihu thought this as he sat up and yawned a million times. The beauty of the morning was like a bed of roses. Still comfortable…
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The Boy in the Mirror

We found the boy in the midst of our tormentors in the aftermath of a massacre that came like a rushing wind upon the city. In our pool of old age, we wore long faces as if we had eaten frustration that day.The tragedy that struck us when the evening was about to resume duty took her esteemed seat in the heart of the melee.



When we contended with the frightening figures, one of them whose balls sat in the socket of his skull was daring, shaven…
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Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on April 13, 2010 at 12:31am — No Comments

My Guest

(Excerpt from the novella The Mystery of Taiwo da Silva)

Originally published by BLACK BOOKS NIGERIA

A division of Human Change Communications Company

by Omoruyi Uwuigiaren



Even as brilliant weather sat comfortably on the bare chest of the beautiful earth, and our mutual friend, the morning, took its place in the progression of days, a bizarre tale, more hellish than the enterprise of a sorcerer, crossed my threshold and led me into a gloomy morning.



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Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on December 16, 2009 at 4:47am — No Comments

Wagner Ekundayo

A cockerel sounded it was dawn as tragedy walked the bare chest of the street and wrote frustration on the face of the earth. The land that spread before me like an old balance sheet under the little nose of a shrewd accountant was covered with men who were as dark as the midnight, broken and shattered, like savages in defenseless post waiting for providence to take her esteemed seat in the scheme of things and humble the bizarre tale that is more hellish than the enterprise of a… Continue

Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on November 4, 2009 at 6:01am — No Comments

ANCIENT HOST

Last night, I saw a man who wore a frown as if he has never set foot on the corridors of wealth building a castle on your nose. When I challenged the frightening figure with a strong square jaw and thin lips hidden under a heavy line of mustache, he buried a blow into my face and disappeared into the quiet hands of the night. While you were under the spell of sleep, my magic wand rose to the occasion and saved you the burden of having the world on your nose and walking on the wheels of fire.

Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on September 22, 2009 at 4:29am — No Comments

DARK GUEST

Out there was a brilliant weather, sitting comfortably on the bare chest of the beautiful earth. Our mutual friend, the morning, finally took her place in the scheme of things when a bizarre tale, more hellish than the enterprise of a sorcerer, gently rode into my world. Broken and shattered, it led me into a gloomy morning. I vowed to get rid of the cockroaches in my cupboard where they claimed lordship. Confusion greeted my arrival, as the insects dashed here and there to escape my blows. As… Continue

Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on August 19, 2009 at 6:22am — No Comments

THE ADVENTURES OF NIHU

This novel is a classic legend of a young hero’s magical journey through a fantasy world where he is tested with incredible challenges that can only stem from the soul of the author’s genuine African culture and vivid imagination.



Being falsely accused of a crime, Nihu, a tribal African boy, is banished to the Lonely Forest. In order to regain his freedom, he must find a way to defeat the undefeatable and front challenges that draw analogies to our own realities.



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Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on August 14, 2009 at 12:57pm — No Comments

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