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”

Flash Fiction: 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 “Flash Fiction: 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”

Why I am a serial book reader

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”

Flash Fiction: He made me do it

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”

Flash Fiction: Judgemental Much?

There isn’t much to like about Seun. He has a face that only a mother could love and a wily character to match.  Yet, he successfully breaks many hearts: luring one young girl after another into his old car. Right now, he is leaning over the said battered box car, chatting up the doe-eyed girlContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Judgemental Much?”