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Tag: Growing Up

A Million Years Old

  Once upon a time Maimuna would have done anything Baba wanted without batting an eyelid. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago. These days my sister stares [ … ]

Resolute

Happy New Year! Day 5 already and it is looking so good. So many good changes and I can’t help but be excited. This is life; change. We hope for [ … ]

Hadiza

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 [ … ]

Circle of Love

I have long eyelashes. They curl upwards and are pretty cool so mascara companies don’t get any of my money. 🙂 I got them from my dad. His are even [ … ]

Seasons

When we were young and played in the sand, we would go to Mazi Mbanu’s house and like little monkeys, climb his udala tree and make away with the fruit. [ … ]

Iya

Every Christmas, we go to the village. We go because Iya spends all year crying over the phone about how we never come to visit. Baba says families should be [ … ]