Habaruji

Heartbreak Diary

Its been more than a week since the break up and the text keeps ringing in my ear, playing over and over again like a...

Heartbreak Diary

I woke up at 4.55am, to a dark cold room, 10 minutes before my alarm went off, like I sometimes do. It would've been a...

Diary of a Samaru Girl – Part 2

They will come for me, and it is all because I allowed myself to be in a position where things will become difficult. No!...

Diary of a Samaru Girl – Part 1

I was only a naïve little girl in my first year trying to get a degree in Mass Communication when you approached me seeking...

So – Part 2

Love is the strangest of emotions. Unlike anger that passes after a short while, love lingers like the August rain: it may start and...

So – Part 1

The few friends I have think I am a b#%ch but I don’t care what people think because about me anymore because when the man...

Amima’s Husband – Part 3

Behind his back his white colleagues refer to Mas’ud as a smug, self-righteous African who thinks he is Shaka Zulu. It was Mr. Jon...

Amima’s Husband – Part 2

Amima was born in London. Her Bambara parents left Mali about twenty years ago when they newly married. Her mother had died when Amima...

Amima’s Husband – Part 1

After two days train ride from Kaduna Mas'ud arrived Lagos in late November 1984. He was going to stay at a relative's somewhere in...

Lahiran Ma’kwadaita

The first time you heard your host say, Kaduna garin gwamna; lahiran ma’kwadaita, you laughed heartily because it amused you. And you asked, “Why is...