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Writing Is Not For Little Children

Each time I try to do it right, I fail myself. I’ve tried all I could but I keep getting it wrong. The other day, someone’s comment on my wall made me want to give up writing but I told myself I would write again and again and again but I keep failng and failing … Continue reading Writing Is Not For Little Children

What I See Here In India (live Update) – My Toes In My Mouth

What I See Here In India (live Update) – My Toes In My Mouth

It’s all happening somewhere in India – explore now. KMR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (CBSE) – MADURAI, 625019 TAMIL NADU, INDIA. The 4th Annual Sport Meet/Cultural Day, 2017     Seeing through the bright lights of sports cum cultural reflections, all by these kids; it give some relief to the body, and waters the souls of those … Continue reading What I See Here In India (live Update) – My Toes In My Mouth

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“Unaware”- 5

ZARA Read previous post  Here All her life, Zara was certain that by the age of  twenty-four she would have been married and at twenty five maybe pregnant or already a mother. Because she was so keen on meeting this self imposed life expectation , more often than not she landed herself in unhealthy relationships. … Continue reading “Unaware”- 5

‘I Am My Parents’ Investment’

‘I Am My Parents’ Investment’

(You have to read this to the end) I was involved in a fictitious-isle one day. There, I asked a kid of 9 years, ‘What are your plans for your parents when you grow up’? Guess what her reply was. She replied; ‘I am my parents’ investment’. Do you know what that means? It’s not … Continue reading ‘I Am My Parents’ Investment’

The Day I Will Never Forget | Episode 3: Revenge on a Plate of Party Jollof Rice

READ EPISODES 1 – 2 My illness kept me away from school for over a week.  During that time, I made a most annoying trip to a local clinic where a nurse not only gave me several injections, but they sent me home with a take-away present: bitter medicine to be taken at prescribed intervals … Continue reading The Day I Will Never Forget | Episode 3: Revenge on a Plate of Party Jollof Rice

The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 1: Our Class Teacher, the Rabbit Lover

We all knew about the rabbits.  It was not a secret.  Every student in my Primary 3 class – 5, 6, 7 year olds just like me – was aware that Miss Agbo, our class teacher, absolutely loved rabbits. The first clue was the picture alphabet chart celotaped to one of the orange walls of … Continue reading The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 1: Our Class Teacher, the Rabbit Lover

Review of A Miracle for Daddy by Innoalifa

Sunny Obande’s A Miracle for Daddy: Simple but not Simplistic                                                    By                                  Inalegwu Omapada Alifa Beyond the lucidity of Sunny Obande’s A Miracle for Daddy, this novella presents an average Idoma Nigerian family living in Kaduna. The unfolding of the fictional narrative brings to bear the Christian belief in Miracles. Essentially, the miraculous healing … Continue reading Review of A Miracle for Daddy by Innoalifa

Propellers (PART 1 OF 2)

Like most altercations which spiral downwards into the barbaric realms of tongue tugging and throat slapping, there were several avenues of diplomacy which both ten year olds could have branched into before they found themselves bouncing energetically with fists high up in front of their faces – just like they had seen in the movies. … Continue reading Propellers (PART 1 OF 2)

With Love From Asaba: Part 14

Richard was right, as Nene later discovered.  Before they parted ways, Richard had told Nene of the various DNA samples that could be used to determine paternity.  Nene had been apprehensive at first, thinking that they would need to draw the child’s blood. But Richard had set her mind at ease.