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Elnathan John is a full time writer who trained as a lawyer in Nigeria. His writing has been published in Per Contra, ZAM Magazine, Evergreen Review, Sentinel Nigeria, The Caine Prize for African Writing anthology 2013 and Chimurenga's The Chronic. He writes political satire for which he hopes to someday get arrested and famous. He also teaches. Although he has tried very hard, he has never won anything. Regardless of the fact that he has just completed one, he believes that (for creative writing) books are a bit over-rated. Consequently, he spends inordinate amounts of time trawling the the internet for good stuff. He loves Twitter. One day, he will quit drinking. He is unmarried and currently attempting to lose weight and find a publisher for his recently completed novel."

Elnathan writes every Thursday for Metro Views. Here are the links to his past articles:  

Blue and Grey

An Invitation to Dinner

The Rise and Fall of Oga

Luxuries in the Face of Extreme Poverty

Dressing to Kill

Missing Home 

A Stint with a Mob  

Abuja, through the eyes of a Lagosian (2)

Abuja, through the eyes of a Lagosian (1) 

Facts and Fallacies 

 The Devil Comes in N1b Dinners

The Balance of Things

Harmless People

How to Take a Life

Creeping Change

Foolish Men

Feeling Stupid

Men are Studs, Women are Sluts and Other Words of Wisdom

Vulgar Recollections

When Foreskin Becomes a Balm for Racism  

When Everything Isn't Fine

Of Stories and Tragedies

Problem Solving

City Blues

Noisy Spaces

On Freedom and Equality

Good, Good, Merciful God

Hostile City

Bowel Demons

Marking World AIDS Day

And TED Came to Town 


The Definition of a City

Blessed are the Blind

The Value of a Confession  

A Sense of History

Abuja: Eight Articles of Faith

A Night Out Watching People