The problem with Báyọ̀

A strongly worded letter from a Nigerian mother to her married daughter (Morónfólú), who has recently complained that her husband is not romantic enough. Ironically, throughout the letter, it is clear that Báyọ̀ is not the one with the problem. The letter also unveils the tumultuous and somewhat twisted relationship between mother and daughter.

Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda’s excellent vocabulary and brilliance shine through in this novel in a way that will have a lasting impact on the reader well after finishing the book. She writes with such a conviction and uses the right tone, prose and witty descriptions that will have you laughing out loud. What is the story about?  AContinue reading “Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

The Routine Appointment

Bọ́lá’s routine appointment has been tactically booked for twelve noon. Working from home has been lonely, but at least she is safe.  Outside, the crisp cold London air is mixed with the pungent stench of cigarettes. It has been a while.  The scanty leaves lacing the pavement confirms the end of Autumn. Her favourite season.Continue reading “The Routine Appointment”

The EndSARS movement From Nigeria to the UK

This is a collaboration piece about the EndSars Nigerian movement written by two Nigerians living in different parts of the world. Adeite is based in Lagos, whilst Ibukun is based in London.   In the past few weeks, thousands of Nigerians both in the Diaspora & Nigeria, protested to EndSARS. SARS is/was the Nigerian SpecialContinue reading “The EndSARS movement From Nigeria to the UK”