Nkosi Ife Bandele


Nkosi Ife Bandele has written screenplays and has three novels completed.  He lives in New York City. He works as an adjunct professor at several New York City universities teaching academic writing and the occasional literature course.  

His first novel, The Ape is Dead!, is published by Crimson Cloak Publishing.

So yes, Nkosi Ife Bandele tells stories. In addition to his novels though, he writes articles and theatrical scripts.

The story of a young black student's journey towards true love.
Insightful and funny, an excellent read.

"Soup" doesn't wanna be a soft brother¯ hooked up with a white girl, but damn his white girlfriend is cool, and fine! His so-called liberal college is politicized to the extreme, with a variety of interested parties insisting that he color-coordinate-date, and so he punks out and dumps his girl, and in the process learns about love, life, and the choices we make.

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An excerpt from his novel The Ape is Dead! is featured on the cover of Hobart Magazine,http://www.hobartpulp.com/preview/web_features/huff-and-puff. Excerpts also appear in Crescendo City and great weather for MEDIA's Animal But Merciful.

Excerpts from his unpublished novel Scott Free are featured in Moonshot magazine's issue #5 and currently in Akashic Books THURSDAZE flash fiction series,  http://www.akashicbooks.com/if-you-leave-a-twenty-and-a-crackhead-alone-in-your-room-its-your-own-damn-fault-by-eshu-bandele/.


The Ignored and the Despised,
excerpt published in, volume 3 of the Crimson Cloak Anthologies.

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The Beast, a novella in
CRIMSON ENDINGS, the second of the Crimson Tales series

Endings are a part of life's relentless cycle.

Here is a mixed genre selection of tales reflecting life's mirror.

Murder mysteries, ghost and war stories, fantasy and contemporary, this collection of work from Crimson Cloak Publishing's talented stable of authors offers a variety of reads within the pages of one book.

You won't want it to end!


The Beast, by Nkosi Ife Bandele

Skari's Tale, by Heather Cawte

Fare Thee Well, By Jess and Keith Flaherty

Swan Song, by Ricky German

Arrivals and Departures, by A. Lawati

The Art of Dying, by Will Neill

The Girl in the Blue Dress, by Esma Race, illustrated by Veronica Castle

A Meeting of Souls, by Esma Race

Mr. Mayor, by Patrick Shanahan

The Mysterious Case of the Brain Snatchers, by Rick Stepp-Bolling

Bob's Story, by Rick Stepp-Bolling

The Luckiest Man in Vietnam: (Marines 0, VC 1), by Gary Winstead

With bonus story A Mother’s Grief, a Mother’s Hope, by Pam Smith

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Scott Free

Scott Free is an on the road story about an African American aspiring filmmaker stuck, ironically, working the concession stand at an upscale New York City movie theatre, while also trying to negotiate his dead-end relationships. He hops a Greyhound Bus $99 Special, but en route to Hollywood lands in San Francisco where he becomes a professional toilet bowl cleaner, “Scotty Tissues,” and realizes that his life West resembles his life East as there’s really no escaping oneself.

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Love Matters wordsearch puzzle

The Ape Is Dead wordsearch puzzle.pdf
The Ape is Dead book cover to color.pdf
Scott Free wordsearch puzzle.pdf
Scott Free book cover to color.pdf