Mallam Sile can represent the color Dark blue because Sile is very smart and he knows what he wants. Plus he got the strive to be successful. “Mallam Sile” by Mohammed Naseehu Ali was short listed in for the Caine Prize. Of the eleven Caine stories I have read it is clearly in. 13 dez. Exposition Conflict Resolution Mallam Sile is a lonely man, who owns a tea shop on Zongo street in Kumasi, Ghana. Mallam was treated poorly.

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The women jumped about frantically, like scared antelopes. The children in the compound, though freshly aroused from sleep, jumped excitedly as if in a ritual.

He was topless siel, and clad only in a pair of corduroy knickers. Here is a link to the story.

The harder the crowd cheered for Samadu, the fancier his footwork became. Men, come out o! But I can tell that it’s funny and well-written. Newer Post Older Post Home.

After her third futile attempt, Abeeba had suggested to Sile that they use force to retrieve the money. I am getting fed up with their ways, and the sooner the folks here know that even the toad gets sick of filling his belly with the same dirty pond water everyday, the better! I love that you’ve been reading all of the Caine Prize short stories, I really should read more of them myself as the ones that I have read have been good.


Abeeba retreated and waited for Samadu to emerge from the room. Thank you, Mel U. He was greeted politely by the tough guy, something he had never done before.

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I want to leave the rest of this story unspoiled as I hope others will have the pleasure of reading this story for the first time. He drew in a deep breath, and began to pray in his heart.

Her eyes looked hard and brutish, and she moved her head in rapid movements as if she was having a fit of some sort. Mallam Sile was still engaged in his morning zhikr, or meditation, when Abeeba returned to the shack, and mlalam course had no inkling of what had taken place. Thanks for participating in Ghana Literature Week.

A few men came running to the scene, followed by many others a minute or so later. The usual tactic boys used when fighting girls was to try and strip them of the wrapper around their waist, knowing that they would be reluctant to keep fighting half-naked. I’m looking forward to being a follower of your blog and checking out all your future posts as well! I will do so later in the week. My thanks to Kinna for hosting this event. The veins on her neck stood erect, like those dervish fighters at the annual wrestling contest.

Mallam Sile

But Malam had come prepared: Mallam Sile also thanked Allah for giving his neighbours the will and the courage to finally accept him just as he was created. Last year I read his collection, The Prophet of Zongo Maallam, and really enjoyed it – I recommend it if you do come across it!


With a blinding quickness she seized Samadu by the sleeping wrapper tied around his neck and began to punch him. His strategy, therefore, was to throw punches and kicks from a safe distance, thereby avoiding direct contact with her. This mllam by Mohammed Naseehu Ali from Ghana first appeared in the short story collection, The Prophet of Zongo, and is one of the five entries shortlisted in the Caine Prize for African Writing.

The crowd got excited again. Ruining my sleep because of some useless 80 cedis? She wore a sleeveless ready-to-fight shirt and a pair of tight-fitting khaki shorts, and for the first time ever left her ubiquitous veil at home. The women placed their palms on their breasts, shaking their bodies in dread of what was about to happen. Come and separate the fight, o! But soon after the fight erupted he realised that Abeeba was a lot quicker silee he had presumed, as she managed to dodge the first five punches he had ,allam at her.

There is a fight! He would be the loser in the end.