About Stories Written Under Dim Lights
What is an imagination? Well, it’s a place where the African girl child is allowed to choose her own path and be who she wants to be, not who society says she should be.
Introducing “Stories Written Under Dim Lights” – An enthralling piece of African collection that beckons you on a thrilling journey on familial values, relationships and conflicts with a window to peep at the oppressive cultural norms that places women and young girls at the peripherals in the society. The author illustrated finely written instances of girls taking a stand against deep-rooted patriarchy, much to the bewilderment of their parent.
This is a mesmerizing collection of three short tales that will captivate your imagination and leave you yearning for more. Each story has its own unique blend targeted at three strata of African family life; parenthood, children’s disobedience and societal values.
1. “You Are Not A Boy”: Imagine a world where you are a tad less equal than your brother because he is male and you are female?
Meet Ada, the first child of three in her family living in a rural village. She is frustrated by the constraints on people like her placed by an age long tradition, where being a male child means you get to enjoy some enviable perks and challenging such means getting slapped with the annoying cliché ”You Are Not A Boy.” Ada’s courageous disobedience of her father’s order might just prove to be an effective resistance against the glaring patriarchal supremacy.
2. ”A Tale Of Mgbeke Mkpologwu”: According to legend Mgbeke Mkpologwu was a woman who did so many great things that men despised and envied her.
The short story is about how the fearlessness of a nanny goat with a legendary moniker managed to threaten the fragile peace between members of an extended family who lived together in a large African compound.
3. ”When Father Fell”: This is primarily a story of a financially troubled family in a Nigerian village. It centres on the intense confrontation between father and daughter; Ileka, a man prone to violence and deep in debts and Ulunne, his teenage daughter, who has grown tired of him and is now openly challenging his authority. One day, Ileka lashes at her Ulunne but things takes for the worst when he severely injures himself while attempting to get at a more agile Ulunne. His injuries leaves him incapacitated, the ugly situation means the troubled family might need to compromise in order to steer themselves out of the difficult situation.
“Stories Written Under Dim Lights” is crafted with exquisite prose and an atmosphere dripping with suspense. Don’t miss out on this captivating collection! Scroll up and click “Buy Now” to experience the enchantment of “Stories Written Under Dim Lights.”
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Ikechukwu Ukokwele, a self-published author, is a libertarian, who writes mainly about his region,Nigeria and Africa.
His books are set around issues in the socio-cultural lives of the Nigerian people, are beautifully crafted to make a pleasing reading while telling the world more about his nation.
When I’m not writing, I enjoy music and birdwatching and playing percussion instruments, I support Arsenal football club.
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