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March, 2013. It is sometime around 10 a.m. I am in my school uniform, walking away from my secondary school. I have been sent out of school again, for reasons owing to late school fees payment. The proprietor has called my father, and they have both arrived at a conclusion that involves me leaving the school, only to come back when I have the fees. I am sitting on the chair in the living room…

In primary school, I remember eating off my cuticle and this leading to a full-blown whitlow. For days I was in pain. It was the sort of pain that made a nine-year-old ask God why He didn’t answer prayers. It was the sort of pain that taught you that no matter how little you are, life still fucks you hard when it wants to, and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. I…

The blog is here. Finally. Strangely, I had a blog once. But I had to stop for circumstances that were beyond my capacity. There was the commitment the blog needed. Also, there were things I needed to learn. They were networks I had to have. Friends I had to make. Money I had to make. So the blog was on hold for what seemed like forever. Even though it is still efforts and commitments away…