Chuma Nwokolo

Chuma Nwokolo’s African Tales at Jailpoint was published in Nigeria in 1999. ‘Diary of a Dead African’ is part of a work in progress.

Story: ‘Diary of a Dead African’

Chuma Nwokolo, 22 February 2001

Name: Meme Jumai. Occupation: Farmer.Residence: Ikerre-Oti, Delta State, Nigeria. Date of Birth: 5 June 1950. Date of Death: 15 June 2000. Cause of Death: Awaiting Inquest.

1 June 2000. When I woke, I was sweating as if I were on the farm. Yet it wasn’t the sweat of hard work that wet my bed-sheet so. It was the sweat of fear. I was feeling as if a witch had poured fear inside me. If...

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