Mother’s daughter

I am my mother’s daughter She who loved me deeply and dearly Who’s womb brought me life And whose arms brought me comfort   I am my mother’s daughter She whose resilience brought me hope She who prayed nightly for my protection Whose daily hustle gave me provision   I am my mother’s daughter She…

Timi (A Short Story)

Why? Why is she looking at me strangely today? She finally asked about Timi, I tell her our beautiful never-ending love story, and she looks at me like I’m crazy. Well, she’s right, I’m crazy in love with Timi, my Timi. I come here every Tuesday because Tuesdays are really special. I get to talk…

Managing Plastic Pollution (2)

Biodegradable Plastics: traditional plastics take a really long time to biodegrade in the environment. This has prompted the creation of biodegradable plastics (short form, bioplastics). Biodegradable plastic is plastic produced using natural raw materials and degrades naturally in the environment (in theory). Raw materials such as rice starch, banana peel, algae, seaweed, a combination of…

Managing Plastic Pollution (1)

Recently, I met someone who told me he was glad the Canadian government was finally implementing the ban on most single-use plastics ( he was especially referring to the t-shirt bag). He concluded by saying that after all, plastic is bad. I am equally excited about it but do not agree with the phrase ‘plastic…

Venting!!!

Hope can be a scary thing, especially when you are out of options. Let’s talk about my experience. For the past week and half since I moved into my new apartment, I haven’t had internet. The COVID-19 virus means I have to self-install my modem and since it’s a plug-in, I thought it would be…

Comfort!!! (A Short Story)

What constitutes a bad day? A sequence of unfavorable events that might or might not be linked together but in its totality will piss me off, cause me to want to cuss or cry out. Most people have had one of those days, and if you haven’t, consider yourself lucky, for now!!! For most people,…

Dara (Finale: Conclusion)

I moved as far away from Kunle as I could manage.If all she saw was the slap then that can be explained, but she was here before that…When your friend catches you kissing her fiancé, there really are no explanations. At least any that make sense.So how do you explain in that moment?I can tell…

Red hat Club by Haywood Smith

Written in 2004, it’s about friendship that lasts a lifetime and the binds that keep them that way.Tradition, loyalty, rules, dinners, and secrets.It’s about five middle-aged women, ‘Georgia, teeny, Susu, Diane, and Linda’ that have been friends for over 26 years In Atlanta. It shows their past, their present, and how they have been able…

How to make Killer 9ja Jollof

Ingredients: Rice-2 cups Atarodo puree- ½ cup Tomato puree- 1 cup Tomato paste- 2 sachets Garlic powder- ½ teaspoon Ginger powder- ½ teaspoon Onions- ¼ cup of chopped onions Soybean/canola/groundnut/olive/avocado oil- ½ cup Beef or Chicken broth- 2 cups Salt (to taste) Knorr/maggi chicken or regular cubes (seasoning) Method: 1. Place a pot on your…

Dara (Part 3: Revelation)

No matter how much my heart aches and I want to call him, I don’tBecause I remember that I promised myself to never be like my mother. Never stay with a man that hits a woman.But why did he look so surprised?I refuse to believe that she fell in the bathtub but what if that…