In secondary school, do you have that teacher who scares the living hell out of you? A teacher that you wish you can disappear into thin air whenever you see him. This teacher makes you to sweat during harmattan when he passes the verandah of your classroom. You feel it is the end of the world when he summons you to his office so you don’t wish to be in his black book. Imagine you are in a noisy class and the teacher enters the class. Or a member of your class insults a teacher; you and your classmates know the person, but you will have to decide whether to expose the student and escape the wrath of Hot-shit, or be quiet and face Hot-shit’s terror. What will you do in a class of celebrated noise makers?
A fun, comical tale of Obsession, sibling rivalry and payback. It was pretty awkward for Evelyn when she found out the new "boy of her dreams" is her younger sister, Natalie's ex. Although, Nat swears it was nothing but a fling, how well will that hold in the long run? Does she even want a long run? Sometimes, desires can't be held back and this boy seems like he's up to something.
Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is, honestly, overwhelmed. So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick’s brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of “Guncle Rules” ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting–even if temporary–isn’t solved with treats and jokes, Patrick’s eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you’re unfailingly human. With the humor and heart we’ve come to expect from bestselling author Steven Rowley, The Guncle is a moving tribute to the power of love, patience, and family in even the most trying of times.
A young Nigerian high school leaver walks us through the humorous events of his life after school. He is constantly haunted by his parents to get a job as against his will, but when he finally does, everything comes crumbling his path. He is faced with either an option to flee home or seek out his destiny elsewhere.
One quick turn and the story ends very differently than you imagined. It’s short and will end by the time you finish your bottle of water but it will make you laugh.
THIRTY TALES AT THIRTY is a cosmic as well as comic representation of the writer's first 30 years of existence in chronological order. He relieves his living in the most unabashed and self-effacing prose as he draws priceless life lessons from enjoying his journey. Born in Lagos, West Africa and raised by teachers, he employs satire in his didactic view of his first 3 decades. The reader would find pleasure in the laughter and memories this book curates, persuading them to pick valuable gems from their individual and unique journeys.