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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…

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…

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…

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.…

The Calm Stream
The Calm Stream

A clam stream signifies a blissful moment with calm. A calm stream is hardly troubled and produces still waters for all to drink. This is a conversation between two folks…

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.

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…

Precious than Gems (Part Five- Final)
Precious than Gems (Part Five- Final)

This is the final part of the folklore, “Precious then Gems”. It is a story about a man who had to endure all hardships in other to be free from…

Precious than Gems (Part Four)
Precious than Gems (Part Four)

This is the third part of the folklore, Precious than gems. It is a story about a man who had to endure all hardships in other to be free from…

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…

Precious than Gems (Part Three)
Precious than Gems (Part Three)

This is Precious than Gems folklore part three. It is a story about a man who had to endure all hardships in other to be free from certain pressures. Though…

Precious than Gems (Part Two)
Precious than Gems (Part Two)

This is the second part of the story, “Precious than Gems”. It is a story about a man who had to endure all hardships in other to be free from…

Precious than Gems (Part One)
Precious than Gems (Part One)

Akande must endure all hardships in other to be free from certain pressures. Though hardworking, dedicated and loyal, he was never encouraged by friends, family and society. Would he throw…

By The Still Waters
By The Still Waters

By the still waters is a chance to make amend when there is still an opportunity. A dying man called onto his son and said, “I have achieved nothing but…

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…

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…

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 Cake in the Kitchen
The Cake in the Kitchen

The cake in the kitchen is an urban African story on how a young lad was able to defeat the temptation of theft.

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