Tag: Simi Vijay

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 [ … ]

The Porch

Photo credit: Simi Vijay Photography I wrote this a while back. It is one of those stories that I didn’t know how to handle. It is Kiah-sad. Kiah-sad is a [ … ]


  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 [ … ]


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 [ … ]

Music Only We Hear

  I spent four years in Zaria. It was a time of many firsts. Some of my strongest friendships were formed amidst the sands and winds of this amazing northern [ … ]


 Happy New Month people! I was talking to someone recently and complaining about how this year has not been the greatest and this is an euphemism…But we still here, we [ … ]

The Signing

It wasn’t as if they didn’t know it was going to happen; they had known for a long while. It wasn’t as if they weren’t prepared; for them to have [ … ]