Naijastories Launches First Anthology is the leading community for Nigerian writers and book lovers. Of Tears and Kisses, Heroes and Villains is Vol.1 of the ‘Best of NaijaStories’ series. The featured stories were originally published March 2010 - March 2011.
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March 27, 2012 - PRLog -- Naija Stories: Of Tears and Kisses, Heroes and Villains is the first Volume in the “Best of Naija Stories” series. The stories featured in the anthology were all originally published on between March 2010 and March 2011. They were selected through a combination of member nominations and editor selections of the most popular and well written stories on the website. Over a period of six months, about 60 stories were whittled down to 30 as the writers signed contracts, and then worked with editors to polish up their works.


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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)

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