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  • Simon Says

    By Kiah on January 19, 2017
    The train ride into the city is an hour long and sometimes delayed because the Metro North, more than 50 years after its inception, still hasn’t quite yet figured out how to handle train tracks with snow. Ope has brought his DSLR along for the ride. The woman he is in love with loves getting her picture taken like no […]
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  • Bari-Vule

    By Kiah on January 10, 2017
    Photo Credit- Unicef   Phew. I miss the days when I wrote like this. It wasn’t that very long ago either. Found this in my email drafts where most of my unfinished tales hide. Enjoy.   Papa told me to tell everyone to call me Mary when we got to Lagos. “But why Papa?” I asked, folding my tiny, frail body […]
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  • Oolong at Mum’s

    By Kiah on January 2, 2017
    Photo Credit – Unicef Happy New Year guys. So so excited for 2017. God bless you guys. Enjoy some Oolong while you read okay. 🙂   There is a difference in the way he looks at her now. When he looks at her at all. He spends most of the time looking at the child than he does her or […]
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  • The Remission

    By Kiah on November 17, 2016
    Photo Credit: UNICEF Remission – Noun The act of remitting. Pardon; forgiveness, as of sins or offenses. Abatement or diminution, as of diligence, labor, intensity, etc. The relinquishment of a payment, obligation, etc. Medicine/Medical: A temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease; A period during which such a decrease or subsidence occurs The day after she […]
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  • Why

    By Kiah on November 6, 2016
      I have been away too long. Blame my ‘Ajala’ ways. I am in love with Asia and can’t wait to go back. It was a trip that exceeded my every expectation. Someday I will write about it. Not today. Today I am writing about Third Mainland Bridge, Oworonshoki, Ghana High, Falomo etc. Because I am starting to forget Lagos […]
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  • Omi Iye

    By Kiah on October 14, 2016
    I am Christian. If you have read my stories, you know this by now. I believe in the Father, in Ben Elohim Chayyim, in the Ruach HaKodesh. Joseph Ayo Babalola, the man noted for Nigeria’s first revival began his ministry near my hometown. He was also married to one my of great aunts. While the marriage was nothing to write […]
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  • A Tale of Two Rings

    By Kiah on September 30, 2016
    My people, forgive my silence. Writing these days na war. LOL. I like this story. A lot. Let me know if you like it too. Winter is coming but God pass them. Winter still caught Rume unawares, even after all these years of living in New York. She had accepted it a while ago; she would never get used to […]
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  • The Call of the Wild

    By Kiah on September 13, 2016
    Last year , a missionary came to my church in Toronto. He talked about the mission to the First Nations. The stories he told left my heart broken. The conditions he was describing seemed impossible in Canada yet it exists, in Canada and in the US. Yesterday, for some weird reason, I started praying for these people. So lost, so beautiful, so […]
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  • The Taking

    By Kiah on August 17, 2016
    We bury her in a white dress. Her mother insisted. It was one of those dresses women buy and never end up wearing. If I close my eyes long enough, I can imagine her in it alive.   “Isn’t it perfect?” She had asked one too many times as she modeled it for me after bringing the dress home from the store.  I was […]
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  • A King and His Kingdom

    By Kiah on August 9, 2016
    18/08/1975 Dear Mum, I can’t believe I am here. It is everything you said it would be. First day I arrived felt like a homecoming. I could hardly sleep that night. The next day we went on a school tour with a student guide. It felt like I knew this place better than he did as we walked us through places […]
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