Hauwa’s Newsletter

Hauwa Lawal
Stories that'll keep you up laughing. Or deep in thought. Either way, you'll be entertained.
Created 04 Feb 2021
  • Èṣù IX - The Final Gong
    24 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 55 23
    I tore through the plantain trees that lined Ajiun’s farm, putting as much distance as I could between myself and the scream. Instead of using the carefully laid out path that led out of the farm, I c...
  • Why I Went Offline
    15 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 151 44
    Hey, So I know it’s been a minute since you heard from me. I also know that whenever you get an email from me, it’s usually an episode of Esu. But from the topic, you already know this isn’t Esu. It’s...
  • Èṣù VIII - Death In The Dark
    11 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 78 18
    “My father will have your head”, Aremo sputtered as he painfully dragged his body away from where I stood in the dark. “Your head will be used as a ragged doll”, his breath got shorter with every word...
  • Èṣù VII - The Gongs
    21 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 64 12
    On any other night, the sky would be dark, only softly lit by stars but tonight, it was set ablaze by guns. The guns were immediately followed by the royal gongs which only ever sounded on three occas...
  • How I climbed Iroko Tree Because of Pulpy Orange
    31 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 172 63
    Before I start. Let me shamelessly plug in my Èṣù series - It’s about the calculating daughter of a wealthy chief who has a penchant for killing. Get in a comfortable position and binge it here. Now, ...
  • ESU VI - The Agboole
    20 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 71 8
    Ajiun's power spoke through everything he attached himself to. His harem of wives, carefully handpicked from several villages, well-tilled farms that spread across hectares of land and wooden barns bu...
  • Èṣù V - Oyá's Rage
    27 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 123 20
    Credit: ebay I am finally leaving the commotion of the market behind with Baba Akanmu’s blade safely tucked between my soft belly and hard aso-oke. Gently guiding my feet through the cluttered exit of...
  • Èṣù IV - Adekunle
    23 May 2021 • 3 min read • 167 15
    If you’re new here, you can catch up on my Èṣù series here, here and here. Adekunle I can only see half of her face without risking too much. I study her slightly curved nose, the angular jaw that jut...
  • Kamo X Hauwa
    27 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 310 78
    When they are doing you, you will know. And I know that they are doing me. Because last week, they fired me for using office printer to print 400 obituary posters. After collecting my sack letter, I w...
  • Esu III - The Market
    25 Apr 2021 • 2 min read • 221 19
    I continue to relish the thought of Ajiun’s eventual death as I step into the crowded market but every thought of the plantain farmer quickly vanish as the stink of human sweat hits my nostrils. I am ...
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