The policeman’s grin broadens. He pounces. Long fingers. A girl would shave her head for fingers like his. He spits on my finger, and draws out the ring with his teeth; the ring I have worn for 18 years – from the day I was recognized by the priests as a man and a prince. It was supposed to have been passed on to the son I do not have. The policeman twists my hand this way and that, his tongue caught between his teeth; a study in concentrated avarice.
Sundown and Other Stories is an anthology of poetry, short stories and creative non-fiction. It features the Short Story Prize Story Sundown by Acan Innocent Immaculate, the Creative Non-Fiction winner, Lost Futures, or A Guide to Losing Love by YKO Tetteh, and the Poetry Prize Shortlistees Gbenga Adesina and okwudili nebeolisa.