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On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 1 (How Scrabble Saved Her Life)

I heard a beep from the phone nestled in the pocket of my trousers, and instinctively knew who was trying to get my attention, and why. It was Sewuese. But, until that moment, I did not know her last name. Eager to know what she had just said, I jumped to my feet, dipped my … Continue reading On the Road to Makurdi: Episode 1 (How Scrabble Saved Her Life)

Red Ochre

Igeda, Benue State, Nigeria. Beads swayed with her paw-paw shaped hips as she walked down the forest path. Newly painted spirals of Ochre paint made Akum’s coal skin glisten red.  Striding quickly, she rounded the bend to the stream. Green leaves littered the path with colours only Ohe, the creator, could paint. She slowed down where … Continue reading Red Ochre