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A cat and rat race
A cat and rat race

This is an excerpt of the story told in the movie, Princess of Ketwe (2016) It is about striving for greatness in the face of any difficulty. Once, there was…

The Garbage Lad
The Garbage Lad

This poetry talks about the hardship young folks will have to endure. Despite being tormented in the sun and rain, they have to bear the shame of being condemned by…

The Price
The Price

This poetry is about the price person pays to do things outside the ordinary. It speaks about the risk of getting involved in unspeakable acts. The Price At the dead…

Welcome to Story Wink
Welcome to Story Wink

You are welcome to Story Wink, a story blog where we dissect African tales, events, and everyday life. Join us in this sensation as we promise to put out exciting…

The Power of Vision: Seeing Beyond the Now
The Power of Vision: Seeing Beyond the Now

You may have heard the story of the three bricklayers. When asked what they were doing, the first said that he was simply laying bricks. The second said he was…

Outside his space
Outside his space

This story warns of the danger of greed, negligence, self-justification and procrastination. A man lost that which he cherished the most simply because of his negligence and pride. The wind…

Hunger Call
Hunger Call

‘Hunger call’ poetry talks about looking out for each other. One beauty about Africans is the ability to share despite the scarcity. This poetry unveils the dangers in the derailing…

Precious than Gems (PDF)
Precious than Gems (PDF)

Precious than Gems is a Folklore about a fella who had to endure certain challenges. He remained faithful and never gave up on pressure or societal influence. The folklore spoke…

In the Calabash
In the Calabash

In an African setting, a man, Akaraogun, lost all he earned for the farming season because he allowed himself to be tricked by pleasure.

Like an Action Movie
Like an Action Movie

The expression “Like an action movie” is sometimes used to describe a sudden event that creates awe. This article is a fictional expression that depicts an accident scene. It warns…

The River Justice
The River Justice

The river justice story has to do with a karma situation. It's a story in which a man was punished based on his past sin.

Responsibility (Response to abilities)
Responsibility (Response to abilities)

‘Respon-si-bility’ can mean the response to an ability. In this article, you should deduce a clearer meaning of responsibility– a response to an ability. Ability is the physical, mental or…

Blank Mail
Blank Mail

Blank mail is a Storywink’s love poetry that focuses on self-confidence. No matter the way we feel, it will be meaningless if we keep it to ourselves. On the island…

Broken Calabash
Broken Calabash

Africans believe in the use of calabash. A broken one is only useful to complement the firewood or thrown in the dump. This poem warns of never losing our value…

How do you see?
How do you see?

Many see with dirt in their eyes, some see with veil in front. Others see what others are seeing. My friend, how do you see? 

The Realm of Insanity
The Realm of Insanity

You become less sane with the number of people you are trying to please. Read up on this sensational story from the song by Ebenezer Obey on the dangers of…

The Fight (Eagle Vs. Parrot)
The Fight (Eagle Vs. Parrot)

This urban story compares the characteristics of two fellas. While Jude runs his mouth like water, Uche uses his muscles to win a bet. Outside in an open space of…

The Free Freedom
The Free Freedom

This is a poem that speaks against the lies we are meant to believe in. It encourages individuals to look beyond the known truth and what’s considered free and fair.…

This Day
This Day

This Day poetry teaches on valuing time. Imagine if a man with a watch on his wrist claims the time is worthless? This poetry preaches against procrastination and valuing every…

My Mother’s Ugly Face
My Mother’s Ugly Face

No matter how ugly her face may seem, she is filled with a smile every time she sees your face. Read this inspirational short story about a mother’s beauty. My…

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