Yas Niger

Biography

'YAS' are my initials and 'Niger' links me to my River Niger origins. I am a male Nigerian writer and poet of Hausa origins, who has been writing unprofessionally for over twenty years prior to publishing. I write quite unconventionally, with a huge preference for simple poetry and philosophical prose, predominantly reflecting on personal experiences in a removed but yet assertive manner. I tend to linger on my African orientation and my substantive views of secular relationships, as they relate to the civilized world in general.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in northern Nigeria and the feisty complexity of the multicultural nature of that environment influences my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I started my creative writing more than twenty three years ago. I actually started with songs & short poems.
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Where to find Yas Niger online


Books

The Whore
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Series: Laraba Thomas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Kengua is a transsexual journalist and Laraba is his female colleague, who refuses to be evaded by him. They live out their race for a culled national prestige and their chase for emotional comfort in the intrigues of a demanding society and the diverse people traversing it. Their demand for objectivity is swallowed up in their parochial subjective nature as unconventional controversial persons
The Poet in the Poem
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry
A collection of over 250 poems that reflect on man as the poet and the actor who handles the helm of his affairs, on a timed cruise. His abilities compose and steer his story, as his capabilities and fate enables him. It encapsulates the essence of poetry, using eloquent words to convey the poet’s thoughts and experience. The poet mans the helm, and the cruise is his composed poem.
Fever: The coldness of fever (Book V)
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Series: Fever. Price: Free! Words: 62,770. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fever is an exposition of a heady but not inscrutable abstract tale conceived on the likeness of bodily symptoms to a dysfunctional family, coexisting like the nation it is indigenous to, resembles and lives within. Its nature points seemingly to a fictional story it likens in every aspect and symbolizes with such inane clarity. This is the historical tale of the Nigerian nationhood and its people
Fever: Gentle Aching Fever (Book IV)
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Series: Fever. Price: Free! Words: 56,730. Language: British English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fever is an exposition of a heady but not inscrutable abstract tale conceived on the likeness of bodily symptoms to a dysfunctional family, coexisting like the nation it is indigenous to, resembles and lives within. Its nature points seemingly to a fictional story it likens in every aspect and symbolizes with such inane clarity. This is the historical tale of the Nigerian nationhood and its people
Fever: The Appetite of Fever (Book III)
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Series: Fever. Price: Free! Words: 58,640. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fever is an exposition of a heady but not inscrutable abstract tale conceived on the likeness of bodily symptoms to a dysfunctional family, coexisting like the nation it is indigenous to, resembles and lives within. Its nature points seemingly to a fictional story it likens in every aspect and symbolizes with such inane clarity. This is the historical tale of the Nigerian nationhood and its people
Fever: Rising Temperature of Fever (Book II)
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Series: Fever. Price: Free! Words: 55,440. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fever is an exposition of a heady but not inscrutable abstract tale conceived on the likeness of bodily symptoms to a dysfunctional family, coexisting like the nation it is indigenous to, resembles and lives within. Its nature points seemingly to a fictional story it likens in every aspect and symbolizes with such inane clarity. This is the historical tale of the Nigerian nationhood and its people
Fever: The Origins of Fever (Book I)
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Series: Fever. Price: Free! Words: 65,350. Language: British English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Fever is an exposition of a heady but not inscrutable abstract tale conceived on the likeness of bodily symptoms to a dysfunctional family, coexisting like the nation it is indigenous to, resembles and lives within. Its nature points seemingly to a fictional story it likens in every aspect and symbolizes with such inane clarity. This is the historical tale of the Nigerian nationhood and its people
Even Odds
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: British English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Plays » Medieval
A tragedy with two characters, unfolds in fast rhythmic exchanges. A play and poem that treats the tale of belittled feminism and hyped masculinity, reassures of justice's persistence. It touches on the seemingly unsafe nature of life, as people manage the simplest things and still tend not to really mend the silly holes of doubts they breed, seeking to even the odds life throws at them.
For The Goose, For The Gander
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,930. Language: British English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
A radio play about a young and older couple. The men are employed, with equally educated unemployed wives. The trend amongst couples in emerging economies replaces the denial of men to let their wives pursue public careers with a ruse. Still the modern African wife is limited by the shackling desire to be a good wife first, not her spouse’s economic and intellectual inability to dictate to her.
The Old Woman's Maid
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,300. Language: British English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
An ailed old woman's maid's narration is told by her listener. Borrowing from personal experiences, he tells of life's complexities and the finality in its suspense, of pretense in religious probity and the cumbersome disguise of customs in unstable and unchanging times, as people seek for their idea of heaven. It tells of the failed stewardship of the perpetual maids of an ailing old planet.
What Do You Tell a Son
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,150. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A shepherd boy ran up a mountain on self exile, escaping being shunned for his in-capacities and founded a self sustaining primitive village on the mountain, as he sought to avenge the injustices he suffered. The same struggles of a distant descendant of the boy, made her appreciate physical attributes doesn’t speak best of all. She imparts laudable lessons to her son, as she recounts her tale.
Strength of a Woman
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Series: Laraba Thomas. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,720. Language: British English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This is the story of Laraba, a gorgeously shaped bossy girl in her early teens, with highly developed bodily curves beyond her tender age and an ever present beautiful smile on an ugly face. She was born on a Wednesday and named after the day she came into the world, like it is fashionable amongst Hausa speaking people. She rides the immature silliness of her companions, who fumble all around her.
Breasts of Doom
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: British English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » African
This is probably the saddest story ever, with a somewhat touching folded ending. It tells of a nameless newly married village girl, coerced into coming to the city with her husband to do menial work during the dry season. In a quick successive sequence of unending cruel happenings, she literally lives the life of her country.
Romance of the Regions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,960. Language: British English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A Nigerian story that handles its three major regional identities with a very forceful bluntness. The unfolding tale takes a detached, yet associated view of three main characters. The narration lumps up the entire imagery of the three main Nigeria tribes and factions into these three characters. The nature of the intricate romance that plays out shows the appropriate immediate Nigerian situation
State of the State
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,140. Language: British English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This is the story of two distinctly similar colonies of Ants conditioned to live together as one colony. They discovered that in their likeness resides a cruel streak of competitiveness that makes them more different than they are alike. Ants and people are more alike than they appear. People are indeed like ants in their creative devices as in their appearance.

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