Tag Archives: poverty

Broken People

Broken People

We make our faces shine with oil sheen scraped from cocoa shells. We are never hungry because from idiayunre down to odo ona, you will definitely find a fishseller’s daughter willing to give away left over herrings, crabs, or shrimps… sometimes roasted, sometimes fried. We could just run right through a crowd, and come up … Continue reading Broken People

The Runner

Chinwe loved people and was equally loved. Her dark skin, delicate features, bright eyes and keen intelligence made her a composite of beauty. Her modest fifteen-year old world was picture perfect until that night when the news came that her father had been killed by a hit-and-run driver. It was barely two weeks to her … Continue reading The Runner

It’s About Us: A Review of Noreena Hertz THE DEBT THREAT

It’s About Us: A Review of Noreena Hertz THE DEBT THREAT

(I did this review as an academic exercise a while back, and I’d love to share it because I think it is relevant to today’s Nigeria.) The words on the cover page tug at the string of my heart and curiosity, and compel me to discover “how debt is destroying the developing world” and threatening … Continue reading It’s About Us: A Review of Noreena Hertz THE DEBT THREAT