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Book Review: Under the Udala Trees

Before you read this book I’d suggest you Google udala trees. The you can read this book review. ..then you can go read the book. Either way make sure you read it Ijeoma, a ten year old Igbo girl, is living a comfortable middle class life with her parents in Nigeria when the Biafra civil… Continue reading Book Review: Under the Udala Trees

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BOOK REVIEW: The kindness of enemies by Leila Aboulela

Two narrative strands. One contemporary and one historical. Christianity and Islam. Friend and Foe. Family and Enemies. I have taken a while to read this book because 2017 decided to come with drama, lots of work and sleepless nights. Suffice to say, I enjoyed this book because it taught me some hard truths about my… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The kindness of enemies by Leila Aboulela

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November, Heartbeats, Mothers

Every year when November is around the corner I find myself getting this lump in my throat. I feel tired and exhausted when I wake up (more than most days) and I try to convince myself its just the… Source: November, Heartbeats, Mothers

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November, Heartbeats, Mothers

Every year when November is around the corner I find myself getting this lump in my throat. I feel tired and exhausted when I wake up (more than most days) and I try to convince myself its just the motions of the year ending. But my brain and my heart always know that feeling…And for… Continue reading November, Heartbeats, Mothers

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REJECTION

Universal emotions and experiences, like love, hate, pain, happiness … rejection. As long as you have experienced any living in this life you have gone through rejecting and being rejected. Its like one of the engines that turns the wheels of life. Whether from a job, family, a loved one, school..It is sharp and distinct,… Continue reading REJECTION

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LIFE

I’ve been jostling around for days with the notion of writing a poem about life. Because life is kind of like poetry. There is an imbalance about it that always makes it imperfect. Yet the same imbalance is so distinct and pure…it ends up being perfect. People are grappling everyday with how we came to… Continue reading LIFE

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Of Perfect Imperfections and Worldly Anxieties

Being a writer is an exercise that many who go by this title grapple with everyday. There are those who do it as their day job, the one that puts the food on the table yet there are those that write to fill up what they call hobby time. I am the latter. Because I… Continue reading Of Perfect Imperfections and Worldly Anxieties