INDIGO BY MOLARA WOOD: A REVIEW

A fine mix of comedy and the not so comic occurrences of life, one finds the characters highly relatable. They are the everyday man and woman going through everyday experiences; good, bad and ugly. She amplifies the generally accepted problems of lack, and gives a voice to the not too easy to talk about problems of incest, racism, and the objectifying of the female folk as tools of sexual gratification…

The Drama Called Life

Tis only a grave scene In life’s Act That you missed a step And lost the lap Tis only a grave scene In life’s Act That you fell in love And got the knave Tis only a grave scene In life’s Act That you took a leap And ended in the deep Tis why I…

PROCEDURAL DEFECTS THAT CAN HAVE YOUR CASE THROWN OUT OF COURT

How does one commence proceedings against another in the court of law? Have you ever stopped to ask? Oh yeah, everyone easily threatens, I will sue you! I will sue you! But how do you commence the suing process? Especially against government corporations and agencies. Let’s talk about that today. Note that proceedings here refer…

OGUN OMODE

Because lovers turn strangers And friends turn foes Because age builds a fence  And distance makes a difference, And because life happens Ogun omode o le s’ere f’ogun odun Twenty kids don’t play for twenty years

3 Haikus (Dawn, Similitude, Speechless)

1 Cock-a-doodle-doo! The moon thins into sunrise A brand new day! 2 Yeeh! Egungun!* She clung tight to her mother. No dear, Spiderman. 3 Gbi! Gbi! Gbi! Gbi! Gbi! His heart raced. Then she appeared. And his voice left him. *Egungun is the Yoruba term for Masquerade

DETERMINATION OF FAMILY LAND UNDER THE CUSTOMARY LAW SYSTEM

Hallos! Remember I talked about the creation of family land under the customary law system here https://oluwapelumimojolaoluwalivingstone.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/legal-creation-of-family-land-under-customary-land-tenure-system/, well let’s talk about the determination of same under the customary land tenure system today. To cut to the chase, the occurrence of any of the following events determines family property.  ABSOLUTE TRANSFER Absolute transfer of family property…

Ask Me About Good Food – Sisi Pelebe

Hallos. So I’ve been meaning to try out this childhood treat on my own for a while. It’s called Sisi Pelebe by the way. I combined and redefined an online recipe and mama’s recipe to achieve this. For the fun of it, Sisi Pelebe translates to ‘slender lady’ but hey this is no human, this…

The Executioner

It is true after all, what our elders say that he who lives in glass should throw no stones. 

ONE NO TOO MANY

Tade woke up that fateful morning with a headache, a searing headache. He rolled over and glanced at the alarm clock that had woken him. Eleven fifty-five. He jumped up with a start and fell back with the same simultaneity. He held his head against the pain as he slowly recollected the event of the…

POETIC JUSTICE

She did all the loving she could And then she left He did all the hating he could And then he wept Hated; she left Left; he wept.

Book Review – Allah Is Not Obliged

Birahima, a recalcitrant and unschooled young orphan sets out in search of his aunt Mahan in Liberia with the secret dream of becoming a child soldier, a dream which’s full import his young mind did not then know nor understand. In company of Yacouba, his clan’s person who was also a money multiplier and marabout, he plunges into a whirlwind of experiences good and bad, mostly bad, surviving the wars by a hair’s breadth.