Mallam Sile can represent the color Dark blue because Sile is very smart and he knows what he wants. Plus he got the strive to be successful. “Mallam Sile” by Mohammed Naseehu Ali was short listed in for the Caine Prize. Of the eleven Caine stories I have read it is clearly in. 13 dez. Exposition Conflict Resolution Mallam Sile is a lonely man, who owns a tea shop on Zongo street in Kumasi, Ghana. Mallam was treated poorly.

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She jumped quickly on top of him and began to whack him violently. Prin pirin pi, Wein son! I am getting fed up with their ways, and the sooner the folks here know that even mallaj toad gets sick of filling his belly with the same dirty pond water everyday, the better!

Mallam Sile

There is a fight! But Abeeba had come prepared: I agree, I really enjoyed this one as well. Here is a link to the story.

This story by Mohammed Naseehu Ali from Ghana first appeared in the short story collection, The Prophet of Zongo, and is one of the five entries shortlisted in the Caine Prize for African Writing.

You rubbish heap of a man!

His strategy, therefore, was to throw punches and kicks from a safe distance, thereby avoiding direct contact with her. The children in the compound, though freshly aroused from sleep, jumped excitedly as if in a ritual. With all the might he could muster, Samadu threw another fist, but Abeeba had already anticipated it.


Meanwhile Abeeba sil her offensive. I don’t usually enjoy reading stories online, but I might just get over that But I can tell that it’s funny and well-written. He drew in a mallsm breath, and began to pray in his heart. Ruining my sleep because of some useless 80 cedis? Zongo is traditionally the part of an urban area where people from the predominantly Muslim North migrate to.

Samadu knew immediately that if he engaged Abeeba in a wrestling match, she would use her bulky mass to force him to the ground. He buried his small body in her massive, protective frame and soon fell into a deep, dreamless sleep.

Half of them called out Piri pirin pi, while the other half responded, Wen son! I’m looking forward to being a follower of your blog and checking out all your future posts as well!

The women placed their palms on their breasts, shaking their bodies in dread of what was about to happen. But Sile had quickly cautioned his wife: His right cheek was smeared with dried drool, and whitish mucus gathered at the ends of his eyes. You’ve said just enough to pique my interest. He was greeted politely by the tough guy, something he had never done before. The harder the crowd cheered for Samadu, the fancier his footwork became. No sound was heard anywhere as Abeeba continued her attack on the tough guy.

Mallam Sile by Sampson Williams on Prezi

But her strength was just too much for Samadu. And they are often the subject of Ali’s work, which is wonderful. With a blinding quickness she seized Samadu by the sleeping wrapper tied around his neck and began to punch him.

How come people I give credit suddenly pay me on time? After her third futile attempt, Abeeba had suggested to Sile that they use force to retrieve the money.


Abeeba retreated and waited for Samadu to emerge from the room. Abeeba grabbed the door knob and tried to force it open. She checked to make sure the amount was up to 80 cedis before she finally released Samadu.

Prior to that, Abeeba had tried amicably to collect the money Samadu owed them, which was 80 cedis. The usual tactic boys used when fighting girls was to try and strip them of the slie around their waist, knowing that they would be reluctant to keep fighting half-naked.

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Buried in Print-this is a very good story-well worth the few minutes it takes to read it-the online sjle of short stories opened up a huge reading world for me- Kinna-I am glad I joined your event and thank you for hosting it-to me Ghanaian Literature Week is what Book Blogging is about-community building and education Parrish Lantern-thanks as always for the comment and visit Heidi-I am very glad msllam are now fellow followers.

Thank you, Mel U. I have not yet read this story. I love that you’ve been reading all of the Caine Prize short stories, I really should read more of them myself as the ones that I have read have been good.