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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

Ten Mangoes: A Short Story by Sharon Abimbola Salu

Three Mangoes: A Short Story

Synopsis: A teenage girl hawking mangoes on the streets of Lagos has only one goal: to raise enough money to pay her examination fees. Her short, but colorful journey turns out to be an adventure, and a brief glimpse into the lives of her customers. Of particular note, are the customers who purchase the last three … Continue reading Three Mangoes: A Short Story

Yam-Porridge – An Adventure

Yam-Porridge – An Adventure

Once upon a midnight, MIDNIGHT, While I pondered in the low light, Over curious pathology That I’d never seen before, While I nodded, nearly napping, Suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping, Rapping at my bedroom door. Ah, distinctly I remember It was long before September, And the hunger was a-biting, And … Continue reading Yam-Porridge – An Adventure

Keeping Family Tradition

Keeping Family Tradition

As I slam my pestle into the unlucky pieces of yam lying helplessly in the mortar, my heart pounds rhythmically against my chest. I feel the seismic vibration. It complements the pestle-pummelling-mortar sound nicely. The harmony of both pounding sounds is however not as synchronized as the one that comes out of Mama Shade’s kitchen. … Continue reading Keeping Family Tradition