Tag: Children


She has periods of quietness. They are long and unsettling. Unsettling because Sayo was never a quiet child. Of all our children, she was the noisiest. The one most like [ … ]


Our children are bridges, structures made out of love, blood, flesh, and bone, connecting us to the past, hinging us to the future. It is too early for me to be [ … ]


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 [ … ]


“I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be your plagues; O grave, I will be your destruction: [ … ]


  Growing up, you were okay with almost every other emotion; pain, sadness, shame, joy…none of these had fazed you like they fazed other people. You could handle these emotions [ … ]

The Front Door

  “Bi Igbin ba fa, ikarahun a telé e.” His voice is like ice cubes on my sun drenched skin on a hot summer day. It has caught me by [ … ]

Little Star

    When I was only an itty bitty little girl, my grandmother would wait till the stars descended upon the night sky to tell me the stories every child [ … ]