by Lekan Olanrewaju
Naijastories.com, the online community for Nigerian writers and book lovers, has announced the impending release of a short story anthology.
Of Tears and Kisses, Heroes and Villains is Volume 1 of the ‘Best of NaijaStories’ series and will go on sale from the 27th of March. The 30 stories featured in the anthology were all originally published on the Naija stories website between March 2010 and March 2011.
“Here we are, with our abortions, our bereavement, our lust, our petty showdowns, our pederasts, our in-law wahala, our problems chatting up girls in the diaspora, our memories of childhood, our fights, our incest, our love, our examination stress, our metafictional accounts, our encounters with university campus cults, our broken families, our… well, you get the idea. We rob banks, but we also eat salty beans to show our children we love them.”
says Editor, Tade Thompson.
Blogger and book critic, Joseph Omotayo says “These short stories are not constrained by the need to attain fame. They all are, first of all, good works written with sharp perspectives that are related to various societal issues. There is a unique allure in every story. They have not been sifted through a Western colander. Support this anthology and show that there is a worthiness of effort in putting it together. This anthology is indeed the birth of writers that have newly been empowered. Go get a copy for yourself.”
The anthology will be available for purchase in various online store. Check out the naijastories website for more information.