An innocent boy is lured to his death by the one person that should have protected him. Someone knows the truth about his disappearance; his little sister, Obelé, a child that hears a secret voice which tells her terrible things no child should know about. Obelé knows too much and must be killed. Her salvation lies in the hands of her new friends, a group of giggling little girls she meets at an abandoned "cursed house". Except their friendship comes with a terrible price. And suddenly, Obelé starts to ask herself who exactly...or rather, what exactly are her new friends. Worse, how can she free the tormented ghost of her dead brother, trapped by a witchdoctor's curse?
Set amidst the Biafran War, "The Sleepless" follows one child's struggles against both the natural and supernatural forces that threaten to end her life before the deadly enemy bombs can do so. And perhaps, death from the skies is a better option than the terrifying alternative. "The Sleepless" - Another chilling tale about the restless and vengeful dead by the Queen of African Horror, Nuzo Onoh.
Oja-ale is the night market run by the dead. Everything can be bought for a deadly price. Alan Pearson is a sceptical British diplomat, contemptuous and dismissive of native superstitions...Until the day he receives a terrifying purchase from the Night Market, which defies Western science and logic. And Alan must finally confront the chilling truth of Oja-ale. - "Night Market - Oja-ale"
A dead child returns to haunt his grieving mother with terrifying consequences - "The Unclean"
The ghost of a drowned slave is resurrected from his watery grave to exact revenge on the family that betrayed him and sold him into slavery, with tragic consequences - "Our Bones Shall Rise Again".
Three chilling stories of revenge by the restless dead buried in Unhallowed Graves by the frontrunner of African Horror and author of The Reluctant Dead, Nuzo Onoh
A scorned wife returns to wreak a terrible vengeance on the husband and mistress that caused her untimely death!
A morgue assistant fails to follow the strange night-time rules of the mortuary and gets himself "a follower", the restless spirit of a murdered young woman.
The ghost of a young boy returns to his school to complete his classes, tragically cut short by the cruel fists of death.
The Reluctant Dead is a unique collection of six spine-chilling ghost stories from the deepest lands of Africa. Be warned! These stories will leave you glancing over your shoulders for a very long time!
LIGHTS OUT: RESURRECTION - (October 13, 2016)
(An Anthology of African Horror Short Stories)
Lights Out: Resurrection is an anthology that explores what happens when that which we thought dead returns seeking vengeance, when sins we thought hidden resurface to haunt, when prejudices we thought forgotten return to us, brandishing teeth.
Featuring spectacular African authors from the horror, dark fantasy, speculative fiction, and thriller genres, Lights Out: Resurrection showcases excellent contemporary African horror fiction.
It features HADIZA By Nuzo Onoh – © 2014 by Nuzo Onoh. Originally published in the collection The Reluctant Dead. Published by Canaan-Star Publishing.