“OPEN THIS GATE!” a shrill female voice yelled. I stood and stared at the sea of humanity that stretched out before me. We were amassed outside the gates of the Government Secondary School, our center for the University Matriculation Examinations (JAMB, to most Nigerian students) and those in charge of the center had locked the … Continue reading Exam-in-(my N)ation!
“Nwakwe for president!” The stout musician said loudly as part of his performance for the Nigeria’s Democratic Party presidential campaign in Abia State. Nwakwe nodded his head slowly, like he was intoxicated by the song, and indeed he was. He didn’t care if the song was monotonous and boring, or whether it was interesting; all … Continue reading In the blink of an eye