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Book and Gauge III

It’s An All Female Cast This Time

Pulpfaction Book Club & Wordsmithy Media Present
Book N Gauge III: ‘Words, Not Gender’

Reading and Discussing:

Lola Shoneyin: Author,’The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’, Pulpfaction Book Club’s August Book of the month selection .

Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo: NLNG Prizer winner for Literature and author, Roses and Bullets.

Simidele Dosekun: Managing Editor of Kachifo Limited, publisher of Farafina Books author of ‘Beem Explores Africa’ and co-author of two children’s textbooks. To discuss her experience at Farafina, editing and on her writing.

Joy Bewaji: Writer and mother. Her first work ‘Eko Dialogue’ was well accepteSeye Oke: Author, ‘Loves Lie’ & ‘Debbies Diary’.
————————————————– Performing: Aramide: Guitarist & Saxophonist.
Aduke: Minstrel & Guitarist.

DATE: Saturday,27th August, 2011

TIME: STRICTLY 2pm – 5pm

VENUE: Debonair Bookstore, 294, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba.

Bring five friends and win a free book! Free gifts for early comers too!

call for Oyin on 07032487012 BB:271dc292

Supported by: Farafina + Debonair Bookstore. —————————————————-

The Invisible Driver

This is a true incident that happened in Ibadan about a month ago. A man was hitch-hiking on a very dark night in the middle of a storm. The storm was so strong that he could hardly see his feet in front of him. Suddenly a car stopped next to him. Without thinking, he got in and closed the door, just to realize that there was nobody behind the steering wheel. The car moved slowly.  He looked ahead and saw a curve in the road.  Scared, he started praying; begging for his life.  He was terrified. 

Just before hitting the curve a hand appeared through the window and turned the steering wheel. The man, now paralyzed with fear, watched how the hand kept appearing every time they got to a curve. Gathering all his courage, he jumped out and ran to the nearest lights he could see. Wet and in shock, he went into a beer parlour and asked for 2 bottles of 33.  After drinking it, he told every one of the horrible experience he just had. Everyone was silent when they realized he was crying. 

About half an hour later, two men came walking into the beer parlour and, on seeing the terrified man, the one said to the other: “Mutiu, isn’t that the idiot that got into the car while we were pushing it?”


A minister told his congregation, “Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17.”

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up.

The minister smiled and said, “Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on The Sin of Lying.”


“Change can’t be given to you every time,
You Must Bring the Change”

Great lines said by…
Mutiu Akande,
Bus Conductor.
(Now read once again to understand the ‘change’ he means)….have a great week ahead!

Conffesion of a Prostitute.

I am Chidinma from 1 of the eastern state, by the time you are reading this I probably would have giving up the ghost but this is my story – Please don’t Judge me but pass on this confession. it may save lives of innocent young girls like me & help better our wicked economy that steals even from the poor.

Myself and six of my friends were into modern day prostitution popularly called RUNZ. We serviced top Politicians in Government Houses, Musicians & Super Business men for as much as N350,000 per outing! This Men don’t use condom on us, of course with such good pay you don’t have a say. Instead, they draw our blood with syringes to conduct test in their private Lab to check if we are H.I.V positive before sleeping with us. One of the Doctor once advised me to quit, that our blood is taken after d test to their occultic coven to enslave and use us for rituals. Of course, I no longer have cause to argue now that 4 out of 7 of us have died mysteriously, one insane and I am in the hospital with an illness that has neither name nor cure. One of us is still missing till date. Please, this is no game or story check your sisters & friends those whom needle holes are in their hands are into it. At a point we became so many{runs gals} dat we have to embark on diabolical (juju) means to be amongst d chosen ones who will be selected wen there is a party. For 350,000 who wouldn’t. I don’t repeat clothes, I have 7-phones, 16 different lines some of which I chew the sim after usage.. Cars, 3 house in Lagos and 12million naira to my account etc. Non can cure me. Vanity upon vanity, I pray to God 4 my soul.. Please PASS thisis on to save a girl’s life. You don’t see your family everyday. your sisters or friends may be a victim. God forbid… Send and spread this message to save someone today