We all say

“Subtle- thats the word“. Krishna described with pains, the discrimination he faced daily in England. “It’s like it’s a holy crime to be different” Chinedu’s experience wasn’t so much much different, only extreme. “I was greeted with hostility everywhere I went” he recalled as he narrated his encounters as an Igbo trader in Kano, Northern…

Sheila says

“I’m 87 years young” she said with a grin along her cheeks. “It’s a long time to be born, 1932” she smiled as she confirmed her date of birth to me. Sheila had come for her right hip replacement surgery. As I took her bloods for routine post-op tests, I asked “what would you say…

Bob Says…

Dr. Jane sat across the room with Bob looking down and fiddling with his fingers. “Bob, let’s talk about what happened with Sally” she said. It was as though a tap of words was opened as Bob rattled with anger and frustration while Dr. Jane listened with rapt attention. “Bob, I’m sorry” she said so…

Oga Emeka say…

I used to think everything revolved around money for him. For he was devoted to his business. Importer, Exporter, Pure water! One day, I asked Oga Emeka what was the most important thing to him. And then he sang that song to me 🎶 If we no make money, wetin we gain 🎶 But then…

Aunty Tawa say…

Buy Butter Bread! O’ngbona bread!! O’nyọ butter bread!!! Her voice, thin as a bird’s, sung out lyrics of sweat and toil. She was my alarm clock every morning, and the source of my day’s strength. Her Agege bread was divinely satisfying. I once asked her, “Aunty Tawa, wetin make you for dey sell bread?” “My…