Rude Awakening


Rude Awakening is a standalone short story from the award-winning short story collection Beyond the Trial. Beyond the Trial was awarded the Samuel Ajayi Crowther Prize in 2017.

Nkechi’s life takes an unexpected turn when her husband Afam suddenly dies in a road traffic accident without writing a will. Greed motivates his family members to scramble for his property and alienate his immediate family until a mother and daughter bond orchestrates a homecoming for Nkechi.