Meet Aisha Yusuf – Book Lover, Biochemist, Blog Contributor

If you were a book, how would you describe yourself? Mysterious. You wouldn’t know what to expect next so I’d keep you on toes throughout every page. When did you name yourself as a bookworm? About four years ago, after I left secondary school. The first book you read by yourself? I honestly can’t remember but for African literature, it was The Joys of motherhood by Buchi Emecheta Digital or Paper Books? Why? Paper all the way! Apart from the fact that digital can create some distraction, the smell of books is like an opium to me.  I feed my […]

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A Mother’s Mantra: Minding your business.

Living in Lagos - A Mother's Mantra - Aisha Yusuff - Thatothernigeriangirl - Lagos traffic

My Lagos Traffic Story: Growing up with my mother, she taught me one mandatory rule and failure to abide by this rule earned me excruciating punishments. ‘Do not concern yourself with matters that do not involve you’. I shudder at the memories of the admonishment I received each time I broke her rule. The most traumatising being the day she hit me across the face in our area, ruining my well-built rep.  One Monday morning, we both stepped out of the house on our way to Oshodi. We boarded a bus going to Oshodi and I busied myself with reading from […]

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My mind: A Reality Show? (3)

My mind a reality show

Random thoughts I’ve had this week… Does everyone substitute themselves for fictional characters in TV series in order to fall asleep? Please tell me I’m not the only one in these streets  XD. I think i have run through all the female characters in Supernatural, Arrow, Dark Angel,The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Game of Thrones, Smallville… I’ve even created a number of strong  and emotionally complex female characters.

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