Everyday, I sit at tables talking politics with friends. It’s my way of fitting in with kids of the lower class. We laugh about blunders made by ministers and governors – everyone but the president. Rumour has it […]
If it weren’t for the black clothes, it would be difficult to tell differences between today’s congregation and the one from two months ago. Conspicuously absent from both services though, was Pastor Umezie, for […]
“Musa, the head boy, is the senior prefect by default.”
My heart sunk, my fist tightened and roughened the piece of paper in my hand. That piece of paper, my most valuable possession until now, condemned to […]
The whole school watched Afam being carted away in a Black Maria. His fate was now sealed; expulsion and possible jail time. Three days of thorough investigation had had presented the new Vice Chancellor’s […]
In one of the rarities of today, all the Bello’s were in front of the TV screen. Tennis, not football, was the family’s official sport which made this more unusual. The energy in the room was a mix between guilt, […]
Obiageli put her babies to sleep. Her black ensemble was a noshow today; red was her colour of choice. Long Days meant for mourning her late Ifeanyi were being stolen from her.
Her inlaws were around, and she […]