I speak for Nathan.

It is midnight in McGregor College, Afikpo, Ebonyi state. Can you believe it? I am lying on this bunk bed, staring at the iron bars above me as if they are prison bars. They might as well be. I am shaking my head and asking questions of God. My mattress…

“I’m adoring you, it’s all good. You’re so beautiful, I’m black and blue all over.”

It’s the same old, corny trick. One your head plays on your doting heart. I am sitting at the back of an Uber, plugged to this song I used to like. We are driving through…

I often wonder how it will happen — my Nigerian death. I would like to see it coming. I would hate to be caught unawares. I sit and ponder. There must be no failure of imagination. What are the many fatal tragedies that can befall me in this country?

Would…

This was originally written in April 2016.

I have just read There Was A Country.

I should have read Chinua Achebe’s book a while ago. I am always late to classics. I had this copy since; it was one of the seven hardcovers I stole from my Uncle’s library in…

This is to be read in a dramatic Igbo accent.

Why you go fine like this?

You’re sweet like coconut, your body like…

Room 101.

How many times has he done this? This early trip to Lagos. In university, how many times did he hurriedly leave Ile-Ife, in a jacket, with a grateful colleague. He would text them two days before, “We have to be at Deloitte on Thursday!”

With mobility, he had one rule…

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It is midnight in Abuja. I am not sitting or lying. It is not quiet. It is blaring. I am on both feet, surrounded by hundreds of sweaty people, on the rooftop of a multi story building. Damn, Bar Finals ended today! So we…

It is midnight in Ibadan. I am sitting straight on my bed. Billie Eillish’s No Time To Die is playing softly from my Havit speakers.

Fool me once, fool me twice. Are you death or paradise? Now you’ll never see me cry. There’s just no time to die.

I cannot…

McCoy

Liberation.

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