Somehow we’ve met here today
Tomorrow may not be foretold
But in our today don’t delay
As I tray all I’ve learned
Somehow we’ve met here today
Two weeks later, he was standing outside Dunni’s office building, waiting for her to be done with her day. He knew now that she was Dunni Davies, had been for seven years, she had no children and her husband was the consummate philanderer. He didn’t have to wait long. As soon as it was five, … Continue reading Of Love, Irony & The Last Laugh (IIIb of IV)
I am pregnant. For a married man. There, I’ve said it, out loud for all to hear. For every individual I have ever met to have their fill; raining curses and abuses on me. For my mother to weep and ask “Why Temitope? Why?” Like I can answer that question! For my father to shake … Continue reading Monologue
One Bedroom Apartment opposite VGC. N150,000.00 only. The advert caught my attention. I had just changed jobs and was now working in Victoria Island. I still lived in Sango Ota, Ogun state, Nigeria. In the first days of my resumption, I spent an average of 8 hours in traffic everyday getting to and from work. … Continue reading Over my dead body
Listen to a review of The thing around your neck, and The Road Home, two books about the immigrant experience. KUOW Seattle interviews Myne Whitman on her thoughts about leaving home and settling in a new place.
Izukanne sat still on the muddy ground amidst the gathering crowd . Her father’s lifeless body sprawled out before her. Someone in the crowd sighed loudly, others cried, but none caught her attention. “Izu… Izukanne, stand up from there, child”, said the fat woman who lived in room five. “It’s not proper that you remain … Continue reading Silver Lining
The way exotic fragrances pervade a rose garden’s air The way a brilliant yellow adorns the sun flower fair The way birds chirping high pitched melodies crown the break of new day and how the colors of the rainbow further brighten a sunlit sky. Is the way sweet memories pervade the sound of your name … Continue reading Fantasies of happiness
I wonder if she dreams when she sleeps – that girl across the street.
And if she dreams I wonder what she sees
Recollections of the day perhaps?
No, I hope not; for that would no longer be a dream but a nightmare.
I hear the president rules from a walled place
Under security, sedatives and a dazy haze
Yet when he writes, none compares
His ethos and ways, simple and fair.
The drums rolled as the young dancers jumped up and down twisting their young bodies to the rhythm. The birds joined in the chorus as if aware of what was going to take place in the next few minutes. It was a wet and cool morning as it had rained heavily the previous night and … Continue reading The Rite Of Passage
After reading part of Gloria Davies’s “You are what you eat”,i decided to write this article. Many of you reading this are as guilty as I am of the charges you would find as you read on It has come in the nick of time that we all became cautious of what we pass into … Continue reading You are what you eat
Today, the sun fall out like say person dey pursue am,
I come say make I wear garment, full gadging….
Na summer, babies go full street, men go dey achohol, full swording….
As I come dey stroll down Byres road, my guy just fall out from one side
I have seen
The four walls
Coated with gory hand-prints
Of criminals and suspects
Pleading for a public presentation
I stared at slogans
Continued from –Admiral John Bull (2/3) During the weeks that followed, Uncle began opening up to me about the operations of LAND. For the first time he also criticized diaspora activists. “You can’t sit down over there in obodo oyinbo and begin to talk about the issues that people in creeks are facing. When I … Continue reading Admiral John Bull (The End)
He could hear her voice as he slowly ascended the stairs, asking the kids to be seated for breakfast. He knew she’d be home even though he hadn’t been able to reach her via phone. She turned off her phone whenever she didn’t want to be disturbed by anyone but he was always welcome, she’d … Continue reading Breathing Again!