The Games We Play

Fononyamba Nunghe@FononNunghe The nights were our moments to come alive, and we lived more than ever through and through. Particularly on this singular night, one of the few to remember on the fleeting harmattan evenings of February, the senior boys did something rare: they carried their school bags instead of assigning the task to junior…

New Year, Same You.

Whenever the holidays come around, December to be specific. Regret, as well as holiday cheer, is in the air due to the disappointment that stems from what could have been but never came to be after the excitement of the new year is gone and forgotten. It marks closure for an eventful year if a…

Sunrise & Clarity

SUNRISE AND CLARITY Dear Diary, 2019 has been a year full of ups and downs, you can’t imagine how excited I was to be spending Christmas in the village for the first time ever… I looked forward to the good weather and beautiful scenery, but most especially a chance to unwind and reflect on the…

Festivities Are Kinda Strange…

Merry Christmas everybody! Do you sometimes feel like the Grinch during Christmas time? Fear not for you are not alone! Ever since I fell for the scam of growing up, Christmas hasn’t been the same for me and I can bet that’s the way it might be for some of you as well. Christmas is…

THIS WAS CHRISTMAS

This fleeting feeling… I ran into the living room and, like an enraged lunatic, violently ripped the boxes apart. My siblings surrounded the tree at the same time while my parents sat back, drank tea and fielded greetings in Tangale….