Myne Whitman presents the first of ‘Best of NaijaStories’ series

Myne Whitman is a writer and editor of writing critique website – Naijastories.com which serves as community for Nigerian writers and book lovers. SHe recently announced the ‘Best of NaijaStories series’ and volume 1 is titled ‘Of Tears and Kisses, Heroes and Villains’. The 30 stories featured in this anthology were all originally published on this website between March 2010 and March 2011. The Ebook styled anthology is available for purchase in Kindle format from Amazon, Barnes&Noble online, Smashwords.com and website.

Reviews of ‘Best of NaijaStories’ so far.

These are stories about us or about our neighbours or something we’ve encountered in the news. They are what our friends tell us, their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice. I enjoyed lots of the stories not just because of their simplicity and brevity but also for freshness they bring to storytelling and public discourse.
– Sylva Nze Ifedigbo. (Author, The Funeral Did Not End)
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.
– Tade Thompson (Writer/Editor)
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.
– Joseph Omotayo (Blogger/Book Critic)
**If you live in Nigeria and want the book delivered in PDF to your inbox, please contact admin@naijastories.com for payment details (via Zenith Bank and GTBank).

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