Flash Fiction Fridays: Missing Yellow Glasses

Yellow Eyeglasses

Yellow Eyeglasses

“Where are they?” Mama Rita grumbled, casting a suspicious glance at her husband.  For all she knew, he could be sitting on them.  He sat in an easy chair, reading a newspaper, ignoring her completely.  He did not look up from his reading for one second.

“Did you know that certain foods can improve your memory?  Literally, brain foods,” Papa Rita said, examining a particular page with intense concentration.

“Let me guess: Eba and Banga soup did not make the list, abi? Oh-oh! Where are they now?” Mama Rita said sarcastically and resumed her vigorous search. Read More

The Last Komole (Short Story): Final Part

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Komole is a Yoruba term, which literally means “bend down low.”  It is the name given to a dance move that is popular in Nigeria where a person (usually a woman) progressively drops, while dancing until she is crouching low in a graceful manner, without actually hitting the ground.  And now for the story.

Missed the first two parts? Read them here: [Part 1] and [Part 2]

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Is Aso-Ebi more than the Family Cloth?

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Aso-Ebi is a Yoruba term, which literally translates to family cloth, as Aso means “cloth” and Ebi means “family.”  For my non-Nigerian readers, it is pronounced ‘Ah-Shaw-Eh-Bee.’  There! That wasn’t so hard now, was it? Read More

When Music Inspires You to Write

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I love Nigerian music, and in recent years, it has undergone such a transformation that it has almost eliminated the need to listen to other kinds of music.  Almost.  Although my focus for the most part is Gospel / Christian music, I have learnt to appreciate other kinds of music as well.  Thanks to my sister, I have fallen in love with period dramas, and their soundtracks.  Currently topping my list are the main soundtracks of Downton Abbey and North and South.  I highly recommend both.  Beautiful music. Read More

The Last Komole (Short Story): Part 2

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Komole is a Yoruba term, which literally means “bend down low.”  It is the name given to a dance move that is popular in Nigeria where a person (usually a woman) progressively drops, while dancing until she is crouching low in a graceful manner, without actually hitting the ground.  And now for the story. Read More

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