28 November 2010

Betrayal by Su'eddie V. Agema

The Devil had me. It was all I could think about. There was no escape and I knew that nothing was going to change the situation that I found myself in. There wasn’t too much to cry about. I shivered so much that even a Christmas goat seeing the cutlass would have been reduced to second place.

This story has been selected for the StoryTime anthology African Roar 2012, please go to the African Roar site for more info.

Betrayal was written by Su'eddie V. Agema.

Copyright © Su'eddie V. Agema 2010.

Su’eddie V. Agema lives in Abuja and Makurdi, Nigeria. A graduate of English (and Literature) at the Benue State University, Makurdi, he was exposed to Literature at an early age by a father who kept the tradition of the moonlight tales complete with acting roles. Relations, rich in local lore, were always there with tales of the past, cultural songs and all. Also his mother bought the best of African literary titles, from Chinua Achebe to every famous writer of the Heinemann fame. A writing brother, Gabriel, and several inspiring siblings and tutors along the way baked him up into a cute mould. Somewhere, a cousin, Tavershima Ayede kept the fine tuning and dot connections...

Agema takes a special interest in the various faces of humour in life and literature. Agema also has a keen interest in African and Post-Colonial Writings and has published some research on them.

He has a forthcoming collection of poems ‘Second Collection: Shrine Tale’, and a collection of short stories is also in the offing.

He is currently serving as a National Youth Corp member with Government Day Secondary School, Bantaji, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria as an English and Literature-in-English tutor. He loves making friends and is open to criticism.


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