Maureen Izebe

Nigerian Christmas Delights

  As Christmas approached, the telltale signs began to emerge. The air itself bore the essence of the season, tingling throats and itching noses—it was the  arrival of Harmattan, long anticipated since the early weeks of December.    Mothers would bathe their children in warm water baths, applying methylated balms and petroleum jelly to their chests …

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The Divine Pause: Understanding the Significance of the Waiting Season

Ever been at a restaurant, say for fast-food, and you’re hit with the classic line, “Please grab a seat, your fries will be ready in 10 minutes.” Yes?   So, you find a seat and start counting down the seconds with your eyes glued to the person who is supposed to be cooking up your …

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Blogmas Day Two: Little Miss Single Pringle-Part One

The McAvoys are having another private Christmas party this year, and most residents of Melrose Avenue look forward to getting invited. Their front yard looked so beautiful. The entire building was wired with incandescent lights, and the porch railings had artificial pine garlands and fairy lights tied to them. A Christmas wreath was also hung …

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Blogmas Day One: The Little Things That Made Christmas, Christmas

“I hope I didn’t leave anything out?” Shola asked her mother, biting on the pen cap as her eyes ran through the list. “So we’re getting spring onions, straw beans, carrots, green bell peppers, peas, kidney beans and sweet corn, right?” Shola asked. “Yes.” Iya Shola responded. “Buy efo shoko on your way too.” She added. …

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How It’s Been

Hi there! It’s been almost two quarters and a second. Lol. How are you? I hope your heart is fine. I hope you’ve been able to guard your heart against Nigeria’s heart-wrenching happenings. Also, how are you preparing for bae J’s birthday? I’m sorry I have been MIA. I’ve had some tech issues with the …

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