The Colour of a Thing Believed is a collection of 13 independent stories with powerful and daring themes that are laid out with all carefulness for storytelling and skilfulness of craft that enables easy flow and connection of what can be termed fictional realities. The characters are scattered around African societies, with hope or despair in their bags. The colour of what they believe in becomes what keeps these characters going and reshapes their paths into what becomes a conclusion or a life lived. This is a book about adulthood and owning up to situations that can be funny or not. The characters are not morally charged but are full of flaws and are eager to live their poignant lives as wilful creatures or fated elements. Using humour, myth, and elements of tragedy, these stories are defining of a particular kind of contemporary realities.
About the Author
Bura-Bari Nwilo’s fiction, non-fiction and poetry have appeared in the Association of Nigerian Authors’ Review, Kalahari Review, Saraba literary magazine, Sentinel Nigeria, Ake Review, Brittle Paper, Bookslive.co.za, GuerillaBasement, Muwado, Guardian Nigeria, 234Next, Muse Journal of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a lot more. He is on the Badilisha Poetry X-Change. Bura-Bari’s story ‘Like Eyes Liquid with Hope’ was long-listed for the annual Writivism literary festival in Kampala, Uganda, and included in an anthology. His first book of short stories, A Tiny Place Called Happiness was shortlisted for the ANA/Abubakar Gimba Prize for short stories in 2017. Bura-Bari, a native of Ogoniland in Rivers State, lives in Port Harcourt. He studied English and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.