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Fiction Friday: “The Reunion” by Tolulope Popoola

Nothing Comes CloseCalling her “Nigeria’s flash fiction queen”, Brittle Paper recently published short fiction by Tolulope Popoola, titled “The Reunion”.

Popoola is the author of Nothing Comes Close, one of Africa Book Club’s Best Books of 2012. Read her new story in which two friends go to the 12 year reunion of their secondary school:

Twelve years was a long time.

I was dreading the evening, as I left my house and drove to Eniola’s place to pick her up for our secondary school reunion. I wasn’t looking forward to seeing some old faces again, two especially; my ex-boyfriend and a girl who had been my tormentor. But Eniola, one of the few classmates I’d kept in touch with, had persuaded me that it would be fun. I suspected that for her, it was a chance to temporarily escape her current status as mother to nine-month old twin daughters. She was looking forward to an occasion to dress up and leave the house without the babies in tow.

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