The Lord Will Make a Way

I recently saw a character in a TV drama threaten another with the story of Abraham and Isaac and the sacrifice the former attempted to make of the latter. That story is often told as a symbol of divine provision, but consider for a minute the absurdity of it all. A man who searched for …

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A Second Chance at Solitude

For about two weeks in August 2013, I was alone on a hill in Nkwelle Ezunaka, Anambra State. I was a corps member working as a teacher in a school that was on holidays. All corps members had travelled for vacation, but I had to return weeks before resumption because there was a problem with …

Spotting the Blue Mascara and Feeling for the Tissue

Conversations about gender differences are difficult to engage in now, partly because of the need for an emphasis on equality of opportunities for the sexes, and also because the lines between genders are being blurred. But these differences exist and are revealed daily in small details. I read Timi's Two Hundred and Counting and, like I usually do …