girl staring in fire

Dear Mother

Dear Mother,   I hate cooking. I. HATE. COOKING. You know it never came naturally to me. I’ve always had to write down your recipes because I never really understood the entire concept of cooking. At first, I worried that maybe there was something wrong with me, I mean, every ‘normal’ girl should know how […]

An act of courage

An Act Of Courage

When was the last time you did something brave and courageous like sky-diving? Or something brave and stupid like challenging a robber armed with a pistol in Lagos traffic? Or maybe you finally had the courage to tell your beautiful wife that her love handles are getting too flabby for comfort, while you strut around […]

UNFORGIVEN X

…continued from UNFORGIVEN IX “What does this mean? Why would she have written this report? Are you saying she…” the import of what he was about to imply hit Ethel with a wave and she stumbled. “Eth, you okay?” Amaka asked. “No. No I’m not. That bastard had the guts to take me to the […]

UNFORGIVEN IX

…continued from UNFORGIVEN VIII She told how she’d met Charles, in a night club on the day she turned twenty-two. Her ‘friends’ had taken her out to celebrate and she and Charles had hit it off almost instantly. He had been wearing his wedding ring that night, which was unusual and yet that was what […]

UNFORGIVEN VIII

…continued from Unforgiven VII “What on earth are you talking about Amaka?” the bewildered expression on Ethel’s face couldn’t be faked. “You know how you promised to talk about Charles Umoh before you ran out on me that day?” Amaka was glowering at her. Ethel nodded slowly, “I’m sorry about that Amy. I just…I guess […]

EBOLA-RIOUS

The sky was a brooding blue-grey up above as I navigated the human maze of the popular Marina market in Lagos with Chidi. It was well into the rainy season so the atmosphere was more humid than hot; yet there was a cloak of heat that hung in the air, from the many human bodies […]

THIS THING CALLED FEMINISM

  “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”  – Jane Austen, Persuasion. “My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating […]

UNFORGIVEN VI

…continued from Unforgiven V “Some men talk about their wives whenever they are with their mistresses. But…not you. Why?” “I didn’t think my mistress would want to know my wife. Why do you want to know?” “Because I want to know. Why don’t you talk about the Missus?” “Well babes; I’ve long since learned not […]

UNFORGIVEN V

…continued from Unforgiven IV Charles wasn’t going to stop hounding her. He was the kind of man that got what he wanted and right now he wanted her. The thought of that managed to thrill her and scare her at the same time. Although it was difficult, she decided to ignore his text and return […]