Revival #5

There were two survival mandates for the month of June. One of them is already in jeopardy. You drank hot things, took hot showers, closed the windows, and turned off the fan, turning the room into a stuffy mess. Yet, the cold found you. Thus starts the jeopardy: first an itchy throat, then a runny… Read More Revival #5

Revival #4

Last week, in a mail to I, I wrote: “I’ve spent too much money replacing lost or broken things this year.” Since I sent that, I’ve thought about the sentence sans ‘money’. At the time, I was writing about my lost internet modem, but I could have been speaking about everything else. I’ve lost friends,… Read More Revival #4

Revival #1

Everytime I come home, I vow not to return to Lagos. Nature has accomplished what gunshots couldn’t. The bats, chased away by the rain, have been replaced by birds that can actually sing. Sad they didn’t come early enough to save the mangoes. In vain I try to be as contemplative in Oshodi as I… Read More Revival #1