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Posts tagged with ‘Friendship’

  • The Hairy Truth

    By Kiah on June 2, 2017
      Like everything else about her, Kiitan’s hair was difficult. All her life, only one hair dresser had not complained. Aunty Toyin, from Jakande Beach Estate. Only that sweet rotund woman had spoken lovingly, maybe sometimes in awe, about her thick, long and very unmanageable hair. Everyone else had complained; her mother, her aunties, even her friends who should know better. […]
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  • How to Mourn Someone You Don’t Like

    By Kiah on February 12, 2016
    I didn’t like Hammed Ajiboye. He infuriated me. He had opinions that I thought were uneducated. He argued blindly. He seemed to have more spirit that his frail body could handle. He was a lot like me. One time, he made a statement about the experiences of African Americans due to slavery and I was so mad at him that […]
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  • Hadiza

    By Kiah on October 10, 2015
    Dear Hadiza, I was at a philharmonic orchestra last night and suddenly, from nowhere, you crossed my mind. It wasn’t my first orchestra. I have been to too many of these things, too many but not enough. I find that this sort of music calms and inspires me so every chance I get to go to one, I go. I […]
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  • Waterfall

    By Kiah on August 28, 2015
    All over Nigerian social media these past few weeks, there has been grief. These days I like to observe more than speak. Nigerian social media in particular gives great fodder for my stories.  This is not a tribute. I wouldn’t go that far. I never knew the man they mourn. But I want to give a face and tell the […]
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  • Purple, In Size 12

    By Kiah on October 18, 2014
      You might want to read about Orange & White dresses.  PS That is me in today’s photo by the way…in one of my favorite places in the world – Ithaca, NY. Doesn’t the name even sound perfect?   Nyong took one glance at the full length mirror and bit her lip in frustration. She looked like an onion that had been […]
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  • Through the Looking Glass

    By Kiah on October 25, 2012
    There are many things she sees when she looks in the mirror. The child who lost a parent and disappeared in the grief that followed. The 11 year old who noone else saw except to wonder how she miraculously appeared at mealtimes. The teenager who stuffed her mouth with sweets to drown the bitter taste that flooded her tongue everytime […]
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  • Blood on my hands

    By Kiah on December 3, 2011
      Most people ask why most my stories are set around Igbo characters…especially as i am a Yoruba girl who has lived 90% of her life in Lagos… I have Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Elechi Amadi, Buchi Emecheta, Chimamanda Adichie and countless other amazing writers of Igbo origin to thank for that. Their stories, their dedication to creating a better […]
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