Tag Archives: Memoir

Final Destination.

Humans on earth wish for a thousand and one things – fast cars, wealth, money, fame, the Forbes list to mention a few – and if wishes were horses, we would be riding high on chariots. However, there is only one thing every human on the face of this earth would never wish for. Accidents. … Continue reading Final Destination.

A Review Of Ikechukwu Orjinta’s The Death Of Biafra

A Review Of Ikechukwu Orjinta’s The Death Of Biafra

A REVIEW OF IKECHUKWU ORJINTA’S THE DEATH OF BIAFRA Book: The Death of Biafra (Genocide in Nigeria 1967-1970). Authors: Gills Caron and F. Bonneville. Translator from French: Rev Fr Dr Dr Ikechukwu Aloysius Orjinta. Genre: Memoir, History. Imprint: Nsukka: University of Nigeria Press Ltd, 2012. Pages: 157. ISBN: 978-978-8446-22-4. There is no basis for unity: … Continue reading A Review Of Ikechukwu Orjinta’s The Death Of Biafra

Room 25.. the sooner you get here, the better.

Room 25.. the sooner you get here, the better.

“…the sooner you get here the better.” Or so you thought. No one told you that suddenly you’ll be so free, so left alone that it’ll make you afraid. Since 18, people have learnt not to cross your lines, to let you be and you had basked in that freedom. You’ve been left on your … Continue reading Room 25.. the sooner you get here, the better.

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

Child Story (1)

In the late 70s and mid-80s, it was wonderful to be a kid in Northern Nigeria. We had a pleasant childhood. You know all those adventures you read and day dreamed about? We had them all. Now, if all the adventures you read about were all Enid Blyton, flying broomsticks and brooks and meadows and … Continue reading Child Story (1)

What I Never Told You – A Review

What I Never Told You – A Review

I walked into the bookshop to check a title for a friend and ended up picking another for myself. It was a small book of just 88 pages coauthored by Michael MacDonald and Titus Ndiritu Kihara published in 2012 by The Paulines Africa. On the blurb of the book was written “What I Never Told … Continue reading What I Never Told You – A Review