Broke Government has no Better Way to Spend Taxpayers’ Money than in Silencing Critics

Over 75% of citizens in The Nation Thursday evening remained in shock after the Nation’s Government made it blatantly clear that the best way to spend their taxes is in silencing the critics of the regime. Notably, this announcement comes just weeks after mandarins of said Government defended budget cuts in education, healthcare and devolution saying “the Government is broke”.

For the Millionth time, City Millennial Uninstalls Instagram for “The Last Time Ever” 

Saying it was about time the productivity train left the station, City Millennial seconds ago and for the “the last time ever” ditched Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app boasting billions of users and bots. The Millennial, now in his second year of post-collegiate real-lifing, for the umpteenth time, feels the time he spends on the ‘gram is “a little on the higher side.”

The Blooming Pouis of Mona (Of Love, Poetry and Rejection)

Note: This piece was originally written and published in September 2015 as part of the Bloom Series on the Pen & Purple Rains blog. On Monday January 19th, after I had excitedly Instagrammed a photo captioned last first day of college, I made my way to my first poetry class at the University of the West Indies (UWI)…

Writing Obsessions: Avocados

Fast forward to 2018 and I work with a great team at Nova Pioneer, an educational startup changing the way education is done in Africa. The office feels like home and the team feels like family. I’ve shared the joy of avocados with the team more that six times now. A colleague asked why I don’t sell the avocados to them and I joked, “I am just giving samples like a drug dealer, and soon you’ll all be hooked and I’ll start charging.” And just like any good joke, there’s a kernel of truth in this joke.

Writing Obsessions: Cycling

On Sunday, I cycled my longest distance yet: 71 kilometers, from Kinoo to Ole Sereni via the Southern Bypass. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences. In the midst of the panting for air sprawled on the floor after the ride, I felt like impossible was just any other word. I felt like I could levitate.

Addicted

  i woke up one morning no longer in control of my own life i could not leave the bed without swallowing a swig couldn’t work for an hour without stealing a sip then i chanced on the brewers waxing lyrical about how they were connecting the world yet their concoction left my body more…

A Brief Review of Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay with Me

When I think of Stay with Me, and this might be cliché, I think of that Toni Morrison quote: write the book that you would love to read. Stay with Me is the caliber of book I would love to read—and to write. Not necessarily the same plot or the same themes or the same style, but rather the way Ayobami mashes all these elements together to produce a fine story that keeps you riveted to the page from beginning to end.