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A bit of Irenosen Okojie’s Butterfly Fish, an excerpt of the novel

DISCOMBOBULATED HERD First the wives went bald. Their gleaming crowns like plump brown melons waiting to be pulped, clutching their thick, fluffy hair as if they would vanish like puffs of smoke. And by now the palace grounds were vomiting. Dead insects littered hidden crooks, red ants rolled on their backs in haste and confusion, […]

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