Elnathan John is a Nigerian novelist and writer, and one of Nigeria’s most well-known satirists. He has twice been shortlisted for the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing (2013 & 2015).
His writing has been published in Per Contra, Evergreen Review and Chimurenga’s The Chronic. He is a 2015 Civitella Ranieri Fellow and lives in Abuja, Nigeria.
I have found the perfect wine. I had taken a gamble and ordered this expensive (for a writer) bottle. So, in case you hear I am unable to pay my rent, this will be the reason why. Why do I have to have a taste for things I cannot afford? Why do bad things happen to good people?
These guys seem pretty sure god won’t mind the mockery. Because I remember those days when gods used to like strike people dead for lesser acts of mockery than this. https://t.co/RfihIgcADf
Oh god. I just remember that when I left Berlin last week, I forgot to put some food I cooked into the fridge. My flat will smell great when I return. Also I forgot my phone in a city which is now five hours away from me. They are going to have to courier it to me. Phone free. https://t.co/q3XTWivkR9