THIS IS NIGERIA

As a Nigerian in the diaspora, my connection to home is sacrosanct; its where I was born, grew up, went to school for the most part. I have friends and family there, my father died and is buried in Lagos- the former state capital- memories of home are fond and treasured. If you have ever…

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I Am My Hair

From the age of five to about thirteen, just before I left for boarding school, every Saturday or Sunday, mostly Sunday because I am the last minute child, I would go to the market with my sisters to get my hair done for school the coming week. Braided or threaded, it was a weekly ritual, and most…

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