A poem about being slapped in public.
What a year 2020 turned out to be. It was the year I started to look inward and do the things had been putting off for a long time. So, on the last day of 2020, I am listing out all the things that 2020 taught me.
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.
A poem about numbing to avoid complex emotions.
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”
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 “Flash Fiction: The Routine Appointment”
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”
I am a serial book reader. I find it hard to finish a novel before picking up another. I read one book in the morning or afternoon and then another before going to sleep. I recently discovered that there are several serial book readers just like me, so I have explained the main reasons IContinue reading “Why I am a serial book reader”
Ayo, is always daring me to do things. I like seeing the proud look on his face when I successfully complete a daring task. Last week, he dared me to jump from the first floor of our estate. I had a mattress to land on and everything. It did not end well. I thought IContinue reading “Flash Fiction: He made me do it”