Friday, June 20, 2014


For years, I have been toying with the idea of writing a short novel. And then, over the past few weeks, with this blog, people have asked me to write a book. A FULL book. I tell them: baby steps, one cannot move from drinking milk to cracking palm kernel. And given the fact that I only have 29 teeth (story for another day); I am extremely wary of cracking palm kernel!

So, one day, in traffic, I started writing  RECISION on my Blackberry. I would like to say I had a Stephanie Meyer moment where I saw a vision of Tonye and Bibi dancing, but alas, all I had was a Lagosian moment where I was stuck in traffic on the way to the island, and the radio was blaring one of these 'Why do men cheat/Forgive him or not' programs.

So, it kind of stuck with me and I decided to put pen on paper - or in in the words of my Egyptian friend Salma - my finger on the Blackberry touchscreen; and tell a story of love, betrayal, forgiveness and restoration.

What happens when you are faced with decisions that challenge your entire being and shake the foundation of what you know to be right or wrong? What do you do then?

Years ago, when I was young and somewhat naive, I always felt life was simple - black or white. You have your principles and you stick with it, irrespective of society or temptations. It took me some time to realize that life can be painfully grey sometimes, and some choices we make determine the path our lives follow. And sadly, there is nothing we can do to change it.

Books have it easy. There is always the protagonist or the antagonist. In real life, it is not that simple - it is generally difficult to identify who to blame and who to root for.

So I decided to write a story that hopefully gets you thinking.

RECISION  is old french and it means the act of rescinding , cancelling or voiding (a previous decision). And with it comes hidden meanings of moving forward, but stepping back; taking a position, but re-thinking, and taking the right decision.

I do not have the idea of how the book will play out, I am still waiting for the vision! But in the end, I hope you are entertained reading it, just as I was writing it.

So Enjoy RECISION, on the Fiction page. Let me know what you think.

Now to some official declaration:-

Disclaimer: RECISON is PURELY a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. I swear! 

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