Monday, April 20, 2009
Nights of the creaking bed
Author Toni Kan held a public presentation and reading of his new books, a collection of short stories Nights of the creaking bed, and poetry Songs of absence and despair at the Terra Kulture, Victoria Island on Saturday.
The title story Nights of the creaking bed is a noirish story of how a boy discovers his widowed mother's lover dead on her bed with his naked erect manhood. The first line of the story: "My mother was a kept woman."
It's mostly dark tales about city life in Lagos.
It makes good, easy reading. Toni describes himself as a happy writer who creates sad stories. He has a refreshing take on the Nigerian experience. Here's a link to his publisher's website to learn more about him and order a copy, perhaps.
Here he autographs a copy of the book for me with the inscription, "From one artist to another".