Moremi’s Triumph [Historical fiction]

“Moremi entered the town of Ife, after six months in captive. Drums heralded her approach along with a thousand amazons.

“Living was stalled for a brief moment to reconcile reality. A woman has achieved what a legion of men couldn’t in three years against the Igbo-ora people

“Her son rushed off to her embrace in sheer delight but Moremi burst into tears amidst the merry of the day. In seven days, all shall see the tears as beyond the delight of happiness.

‘Grandpa, why would she cry if not for happiness?’ Moremi

‘Let’s just say, she has a greater task ahead

My grandpa was a good story teller. He keeps a piece of information obscure until reason tells you more or curiosity pushes you to dig deeper.


Moremi was a Yoruba heroine who saved her people of Ile-Ife from extinction from a belligerent tribe. The image uncannily looks like hers to me. Click the link to read a short piece of this hero and what she did.


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19 thoughts on “Moremi’s Triumph [Historical fiction]”

  1. What an interesting story, Charles! My dad used to make up stories to tell us at bedtime. I could never make up stories on the spot in that way, but I did read to the girls all the time.


  2. Dear Charles,
    Beautiful tale. I loved the way you brought it into perspective that the grandfather was telling the story to his grandchild. That gave it an up close and personal feel.
    A couple of practical things. A few of your quotation marks are in the wrong places. And if I were you I’d position your link somewhere after the story.
    Nonetheless, I enjoyed this very much.

  3. Dear Charles,

    Thank you for the great history lesson, the window on your world and the link to back it up. i love learning things form your perspective. Adds a great deal of richness to the fabric of the Friday Fictioneers tapestry.



    1. Hey Doug! As usual and with no apologies your comment comes to crown my week’s effort both virtually and really…Thanks to you!
      Welcome back from your competition, i hope you had enough fun to dispense until another calender year comes around. Keep being good!

  4. I enjoyed your ‘folk tale’ Charles. As an artist I have an interest in ‘African’ (sorry about the generalisation) textiles and their meanings. Your story tells me I must revisit this influence more often. Ann

  5. That’s very interesting and it’s nice to learn about a historical figure like her. I like the idea of the grandfather keeping something back, teasing out the story little by little.

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