Book Review – The Wrestling Match

The Wrestling Match - Buchi Emecheta - NGERIAN BOOKS -African Literature - Homeland Reviews

The Wrestling Match by Buchi Emecheta Published by: Masquerade Books Date of Publication: 1980 Genre: Fiction Pages: 74 Source: Bought My Thoughts “The men in the compound helped Okei to dress up. He only wore a plain pair of shorts and a pair of colourful plimsolls to match. But on top of this, he had several charms slung around his neck. One of them was made with crocodile teeth, to prevent him from becoming breathless. Another was from nut kernels, to harden him like nuts which are hard to crack. His face had to be washed with waters mixed with many herbs […]

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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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