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The “Monday” Weekend

It was a Monday. And as usual time had dragged. However, the work day finally came to a close. As I packed my books and laptop into my back-pack there was only one dominant thought on my mind – SLEEP! The fatigue of the studious weekend and the long night stayed with me all through … Continue reading The “Monday” Weekend

Dear Father, I cannot make a First Class

Dear Father, I cannot make a First Class

Dear Father, I am writing this letter to you, sitting in the confines of the drab and ugly corner of the hostel room where I reside on campus. Apart from me, this small room contains eighteen other grown up boys. This is perhaps the first reason why I cannot make a first class. However, I … Continue reading Dear Father, I cannot make a First Class

In Memory Of You Father (Pa Adedamola)

When will I see you again father? For you are long gone and like a missing tooth the tongue hovers at your hole your void a reminder of times shared but fleeting. Times shared walking hand in hand down the dusty road. Times shared at the small sized shop shopping sweets and snacks. Times spent … Continue reading In Memory Of You Father (Pa Adedamola)

Son 1

Feeling the stir, D’Onah looks down at the sleeping figure in the bed. He smiles his welcome-back-to-earth smile. Nari slowly opens her eyes. It has been thirty-seven hours since the surgeons wheeled her out of the theatre, enough to get D’Onah thinking about her and nothing else. “Took you long enough to come awake,” he … Continue reading Son 1

Letter to my Father Part I

Letter to my Father Part I

I finally got round to putting something down about my father. Like medicine after death, literally, because he is dead and gone. Died December 7th, buried December 28th, Beloved Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather, Cousin, and all the other names they wouldn’t let us put in the obituary…Friend to his Children, Humorist, Lover of British Comedy who Introduced … Continue reading Letter to my Father Part I