Shirburnian Catastrophe, The
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: African Books Collective
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Title Page, Copyright
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Table of Contents
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Book ISquaring A Circle
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...complete with a holstered sword, is set to take an oath before KING LIMA III who is on his feet. The King is in a cowry headband, beads, an ethnic batik cloth and sandals. Between the King and the general are copies of the Holy Bible and Al Koran on an ornamental table. Behind the King is a grandiose armchair on whose backrest is the skin of a ...
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...bodyguard, in a black suit and tight T-shirt, is standing slightly behind the chairperson. A political party logo is on a wall behind the chairman. defensive driving will tell you that a head-on collision must be like that of the Curia. We are not cardinals and I don’t want I’ve already said ‘no’. My ‘no’ is a considered, temperate ...
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...low wooden stool facing CHUCHU. The diviner is in a black cloth, beads, anklets, etc, and a printed red headscarf. Gourds, effigies, troughs, hides, spiritual cloths, etc, are on the floor and the wall. In a trance, she walls like gloom petals. You’ve enemies in the palace, outside the palace and overseas. I see war, hunger and strife. I see you ...
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...covering her hair. She is carrying a tube of lotion and an exquisite bottle of perfume. On an ornamental table is a pile of different newspapers. She sets the perfume and the lotion on a low stool near a sofa, places a foot on the stool and sensually fingers the length of her leg upwards. Then she been for the wealth, I wouldn’t have married him. Rarely does ...
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Elegantly uniformed students from Oro High, some chattering, some headscarves and carrying big handbags, apparently Jehovah’s Witnesses, are trying in vain to hand out biblical leaflets to the students. Off-stage emanates city noise; hooting cars, barking dogs, yelling fruit vendors and beggars, etc. The one-directional flow quickly fades and the women sit on ...
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...holds long pokers, hooks, tongs, and machetes of different makes. He selects a machete and fingers its cutting edge as he walks towards a noose suspended from the roof; below which is a vacant chair. A spotlight in the ceiling is focused on a blindfolded, school-uniformed MIMUDEH bound to another chair. She struggles mildly and snivels. He crosses to ...
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KING LIMA, dressed in distinct African attire, is playing chess alone behind a grandiose desk. The office is decorated with effigies, flowers, the King’s portraits and the nation’s flag. Large relief maps are Corporation International are now in the visitors’ lobby. They The King nods at the dwarf and continues to play his game of chess. ...
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...with exquisite silvery dishware, two wineglasses and a bottle of cap and towing a golf kit. He draws four balls from the kit, lines them meticulously on a teeing ground away from the table, rises and begins to inspect the clubs, polishing the heads of some with a handkerchief. folded, grinning MIMUDEH in a sleeveless, red silken mini-dress and ...
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...who is going through the photographs of the previous scene. The PM is in the same suit as the last scene, but his tie is rudely loosened and he looks tired. The general is in decorated military fatigues. The commander’s cap decorations. (Erect and straightening his uniform) Child abuse is not only illegal but evil. (Crosses to a set of glassware and a ...
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KING LIMA’s lap, a banquet of red roses in her bandaged hands. An Elastoplasts bandage is still on her larynx. The King, who is in cargo shorts and a T-shirt, is fondling her shoulders as he dozes in a reclining chair. The King finally falls asleep. The girl carefully disentangles herself from him, puts the flowers down, looks about ...
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...sitting at a book-clustered desk browsing the Internet on a laptop, jotting notes and sketching diagrams on a pad. Cell-phone headphones plugged in his ears; he is nodding mildly, rhythmically, occasionally sipping a hot mug of coffee. A knock comes on a door behind him, but he doesn’t hear it. It comes again, louder this time. He continues to study. The knock ...
Page Count: 194
Publication Year: 2013