- (31 october, 2017)
How do you bury a corpse that refuses to die?
The first time she died, Aku didn’t realise she was dead. She thought she was suffering a nightmare, at worst, a supernatural attack by malevolent spirits, inconvenient but not life-threatening. But when she died for the second time, she knew that something was wrong… sinisterly wrong.
It would take Aku’s third death to free her mind from the dark haze that kept her trapped in a series of harrowing events she’d give ten lifetimes to avoid. Except by then, it would be too late; too late for her to change the chain of tragedy that followed her walking corpse like a swarm of grave-flies.
DEAD CORPSE - Another chilling tale of ghostly vengeance by the undisputed Queen of African Horror, Nuzo Onoh.
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.
BLACK MAGIC WOMEN: TERRIFYING TALES BY SCARY SISTERS (14th february 2018)
Imagine horror where black characters aren’t all tropes and the first to die; imagine a world written by black sisters where black women and femmes are in the starring roles. From flesh-eating plants to flesh-eating bees; zombies to vampires to vampire-eating vampire hunters; ghosts, revenants, witches and werewolves, this book has it all. Cursed drums, cursed dolls, cursed palms, ancient spirits and goddesses create a nuanced world of Afrocentric and multicultural horror. Seventeen terrifying tales by seventeen of the scary sisters profiled in the reference guide “100 Black Women in Horror.”
It features DEATH LINES by Nuzo Onoh – © 2017 by Nuzo Onoh.
The Draft is a showcase of fresh voices from the 2010-2011 MA in Writing at Warwick. The stories collected here question and affirm, conjure and transport, sizzle and look at you sideways. The authors find equal wonder in the strange and the everyday, and limn their fictions in fine language. Rooted in many different countries and backgrounds, they come together in a mosaic of diverse styles and fresh storytelling. Dip in and discover the literary talent of tomorrow.
It features THE NAMES OF OUR DEAD by Cambridge Onoh – © 2011. It was later republished in the anthology, The Reluctant Dead by Nuzo Onoh (2014)