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Lekan's Babe

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:23

This week, we are pleased to repost a hilarious story by Adesuwa Uwanikhehi. Do you write? Send your short fiction, poetry, opinion pieces and book reviews to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on our blog.  

 

I had just come back from work and was highly stressed, but still dragged myself up the stairs to my apartment building.

I knew I had to prepare dinner before the crew came by 7. It was my turn to host them.

A Poem: I Still Hope,I hope

By Regina Alabere on Sat, 04/06/2016 - 10:00

I was born in 1990

A time where our parents instructed us to never give money to beggars

We would turn into yams or goats if we collect things from strangers

I had to look at my mother’s face, seeking approval before I could collect a gift

Or else  midnight will be filled with cries instead of sleep.

Things were cheap

The only thing I knew about was the harshness of the military regime

And the excess pesticide used in beans that led to many deaths

Apart from that, life was  relatively good

Eating Healthy

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 20/04/2016 - 13:47

   The benefits of eating healthy are so numerous that it cannot be over-emphasized. Many companies market their products as being healthy, whereas they are filled with chemicals  that are toxic to our health and well being. Some people may argue that they eat healthy but you wonder if they also pay attention to other harmful toxins that get into our bodies through hair products, beauty and cosmetics. The truth is we do not know it all, we cannot begin to comprehend the magnitude of harm we need to shield ourselves from.

My first teaching experience by Regina Alabere

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 11/03/2016 - 11:59

As I looked through the announcement board, checking the nysc list to find where I was posted to, my heart was beating frantically. Prior to that time, I heard funny stories of how people got posted to unknown places in Nigeria and unknown to google. With the Boko Haram insurgency, I knew my parents wouldn’t let me cross Abuja so I scanned the list quickly.

Educaton In Nigeria: A view from another angle

By Emmanuel Egobiambu on Wed, 17/02/2016 - 10:23

 Education, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the action or process of teaching someone, especially in a school, college or university. It further defines education as the knowledge, skill or understanding you get from attending school, college or university.

Valentine Love

By Regina Alabere on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 16:35

Towards the end of January, my savings account was crying profusely and my heart was bleeding. Of course, my January salary is for February expenses and to save a bit. On the last Saturday of the month, I  thought about the new year during the inactive period of the environmental sanitation. ‘I NEED MONEY!’ my mind screamed. ‘Okay Ngozi, you need to think. How do I go about making money? In this critical time, Chai!’’ Immediately my phone rang.

Escape- A Short Story

By Onome Akrah on Wed, 18/11/2015 - 13:02

Tempted to Touch - An Essay

By Emmanuel Egobiambu on Sat, 14/11/2015 - 12:00

    This week, Emmanuel Egobiambu exposes us to the the effects of  phone addiction. Are you a writer and wish to be published? email your short stories, poems, opinion pieces, NYSC experience  to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on our blog.                                                                 

Meet Girls (Part 3) –A Short Story

By Maria Ocheja on Wed, 04/11/2015 - 16:07

What I Learned- A Poem

By Maria Ocheja on Thu, 22/10/2015 - 10:48

 This week, Maria Ocheja shares an inspiring poem about life hurdles and experiences.                    

  What I Learned

I have seen people drown in their own unshed tears

I have heard that even death cannot eradicate a fiery feud

I hear that people die in silence, but noise is still despised

Even a madman said we are all madmen chasing after the wind

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