Wonka, Trunchbull and the BFG

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”-Roald Dahl It’s a whiz-poppingly dahlicious day- the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birthday (13th September,1916). Matilda, the Big Friendly Giant, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,The Witches, and The Twits opened up a world of wonder, magic and beautiful escape when I was a refugee in The…

Get Outta Here With That Facebook Mess!

Congratulations! had poured in left and right with the understanding that I also had the financial means to just make a selection and voila-to school I go,while every night before bed, I bit my nails and wished Aliko Dangote would magically make a confession the next day that I was his long lost love child and I would make him write that tuition check to the school of my choice, to make up for all those years of neglect .

Never happened.

Neurology and Nuances

Yesterday  anniversary of the death of famous Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks (August 30). I also found out that he was a fellow Cancerian (Born on July 9th).Dr.Sacks was a talented physician and a beautiful writer, with a mind that could reach the depths of the human spirit. I’ve never read his books,but one of my favorite blogs brainpickings  has a…

Sex, sermons and submission: Why I left the church

I quit the church for many, many reasons, one of them being the surge in the Prosperity Gospel movement – that movement that encourages people to look for Range Rovers and other material things in the air. The movement that makes many shout their prayers and – sadly – treat the poor with a contempt…

Of Prophets & Fishermen.

I’m about to order my 2016 books! Don’t ask why I’m doing it way past half way through the year,but better late than never. I’ve been feeling like I’m drying up (intellectually ) and there’s no way I’m about to wither, so I’m going into emergency mode and ordering my books. I’m super excited! I got…

The Longevity of Love

As a little girl, I read stories about Rapunzel,Sleeping Beauty,and The Princess And The Pea,and started to fantasize about the beautiful world of “Happily Ever Afters”. We read fairy tales as girls,  and are conditioned to think that there are handsome  prince charmings and gallant valiant knights hanging around the corner ,waiting for us to…

For the Record-We needed that.

In many of these cases, it is actually society’s pressure to conform to a certain norm or be a certain way, that brings unhappiness and a feeling of angst to these women, than the fact that they are single, childless , or do not have “the perfect body” . The way society has either consciously or subconsciously agreed to subjugate women into what the “perfect” standards of womanhood should constitute ,is cruel ,unfair, and degrading.

My ‘Fun’ Fiction on AFREADA

My passion and first love is storytelling,so it is an honor to have my short story published on Africa’s newest and trending online literary magazine. Please read it here A Thin Line of Madness by Ngozi Cole

Blog baby,Blog ! Gender & Representation-Part I

  One of the best things I ever did for myself was to start a blog. It is a wonderful feeling to have a space online that is solely mine, where I can critique, share and narrate experiences. I started this blog when I was a college sophomore, and I feel as though I’ve grown,…

The Fraudster.

Am I a fraud? Sometimes I wonder … Am I not as  complex as I seem? Softer,more vulnerable,more scared… Masks fall accidentally and break, and  I replace them,with more masks of insecurity I tell people I am what I think they would like to hear I am , But when the sun sets and the…

Poetry and Poverty.

 “I want to be a poet” You could hear a pin drop. “Ehm… what did you just say?” “I said I want to be a poet” And then you could really hear the deadly silence, pregnant with shock and panic. Their daughter was not a stutterer, her voice had always been sharp and clear. Maybe…

Faith and Fiction: Manuscript Found in Accra.

When the copt is asked about usefulness and I guess what some African millennials will call “making an impact”, the copt wisely says “don’t try to be useful,try to be yourself; that is enough and that makes all the difference”