Nights of the Creaking Bed (Paperback)
Nights of the Creaking Bed is full of colorful characters involved in affecting dramas: a girl who is rejected in love because she has three brothers to look after; a middle aged housewife who finds love again but has an impossible decision to make; a young man who can't get the image of his naked, beautiful mother out of his mind; a child so poor he has to hawk onions on Christmas day - and many others. Some, initially full of hope, find their lives blighted by the cruelty of others, or by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or by just not knowing the "right" people. Corruption, religious intolerance, gratuitous violence, the irresponsible attitudes of some men to their offspring and the importance of joy are some of the big themes that underlie this memorable collection.
About the Author
Toni Kan is the author of four critically acclaimed works of fiction and poetry, including The Carnivorous City (Cassava Republic, 2016). Kan was the winner of the NDDC/Ken Saro Wiwa Literature Prize (2009), awarded by the Association of Nigerian Authors. Kan, a managing partner at Radi8, an ideas company, is also publisher of sabinews.com and a fellow of the Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Civitella Ranieri and Yaddo. He lives in Lagos.