Tales from an African child : Sarcasm is a no no. 

God looked at the world,he looked into  the hearts of men and saw the inexplicable need to ask questions that can best be described as yeye. So, in God’s infinite mercy, He blessed the world with sarcasm. We all know the how beautiful sarcasm is. Its deftness in clearing stupid questions and obvious statements can…

LA BETE

The traffic was expected. This was Apapa road, any other thing would have been suspicious. The long lines of cars, tanker drivers parking on the bridges, cars and trucks vying for space and superiority, was all prepared for. So, Timi was not surprised by the traffic. It was the eerie quiet that bothered her. The…

LA BETE

The traffic was expected. This was Apapa road, any other thing would have been suspicious. The long lines of cars, tanker drivers parking on the bridges, cars and trucks vying for space and superiority, was all prepared for. So, Timi was not surprised by the traffic. It was the eerie quiet that bothered her. The…

Flashes.. 

If you’re  dead or alive,   I may never know. I’ve never known.  What is the colour of your hair?  Do you have a gap tooth like I do?  Did I get my brown eyes from you?  So much I want to ask.  Like why’d you leave?  Why didn’t you leave a picture?  They said…

From the deepest depths of my heart.. 

Dear ex-lover,  I can almost see the creases deepening on your forehead as you read the words ‘ex-lover’. It’s the same four lines of worry that show whenever I get a spark of creativity. Well, you have good reason to frown, I’m breaking up with you. I would ask you not to cry, but your…

A travellers tale. 

Ten miles, the sign said. It had wonderfully left out the travails ahead. Such as the constant thunderstorm that had devalued her once dazzling appearance and equated it with one of a drowned rat. It also forgot to add that the ten miles were an expanse of murk and grime punctuated by potholes, sticky mud,…

10 reasons!!! 

This year did not start out awesomely for me. I was depressed, angry with myself, with the world, generally angry. So instead of looking forward to my birthday as I  usually do, I wished it away. I wanted to wake up and hear that it was June 22 or July 1. Shocker: that didn’t happen. …