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We wont fade into darkness book tells about an abusive father. Who is forced out of safety to find his runaway son. In a world where males are going extinct. And the female monarchs have resorted to drastic methods to ensure continuity of the Nigerian race.
An Ogbanje travels to a near post-apocalyptic Nigeria from the past with a solution even she is not aware of.
In a Nigeria where the British never left, a white boy who lives in Lagos seizes a banned book from one of his father’s Nigerian household serfs, and so their friendship yields a disastrous consequences in Passion Fruit.
In We Won’t Fade into Darkness the past and future comes to a head, indiscriminate exploitation of oil eventually yields “Nigerium”. A gaseous element that poisons air. Destroys reproductive organs and drives people insane.
The common thread in these stories, apart from the country of its setting is the lifeblood of every indigene, hope.
TJ Benson author of “we wont fade into darkness” is a Nigerian writer and creative photographer whose work has appeared in several online journals like Jalada Africa, Expound and Bakwa magazine: in print magazines like Transition Magazine and more recently Saraba’s Transitions’ issue. His chapbook of photography ‘Rituals’ was published in downloadable PDF on Sankofa Magazine in 2015. His short story ‘An Abundance of Yellow Paper’ was the joint winner of the Amab-HBF contest in 2016 and this collection was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Prize. He is the first runner up for the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize themed ‘Migration’ and he is a two time writer-in-residence at the Ebedi Writers Residency Nigeria. He currently resides in Abuja.