My brother, Rabiu' sent a photo to our family group on WhatsApp, a photo of me. Everyone went "You look like Maa. You look like Maa". I laughed and sent back "of course! It is good for achild to look like their parent". It does sound like I am more my mother's daughter than … Continue reading Random Thoughts.
"Please". She pleaded as he made for her. She would make it worse if she dodged his lunge for her. It was always better to stay and take her punishment with dignity, he'd say. But today, today she pleads with him to be quiet, the children are around, and her little brother has come to … Continue reading
Ever since I came of age, I mean the age where I seem to know something we may tag critical thinking, I hated the kind of leadership where one person reigns supreme. I do not like the idea of one soul deciding for multitudes. I do not like the idea of absolute powers rested with … Continue reading As You Like It
11 The jolt killed whatever laughter was left in our throats. We had been laughing at my comparatives and superlatives for beautiful. I had just finished telling Daddy that my teacher in class had said my 'beautifuller and beautifullest ' respectively were not correct. I had even gone on to justify my answer: if … Continue reading
10 Maa and Daddy had a wonderful marriage. They bickered, but then we'd turn that into jokes. Sometimes Daddy would come into the house and ask Maa to dance with him and Maa would giggle and say "Duba yaran nan na kallo … Continue reading
9 Tanki was our major shopping complex. There were as many as seven, eight shops there, but the one we always went to was kantin Sambo. Shehu and I. His things were more expensive and it always took longer for him to attend to customers because of the number of people waiting, but we … Continue reading
8 We did 'tashe' during Ramadan too. We sang songs and danced and mocked people. Now I wonder what we did that for. Most time what we got offered was food which we rejected of course. Sometimes we got grains that we gave to Maa after we shared among ourselves.(we usually went with the … Continue reading