“Saturdays are for owambe.” This is now a popular saying. But what is ‘owambe’ without an asoebi to slay on? Two months ago, I took my asoebi to my tailor. Errrm…actually, I have about six or seven of them. I have no favorites when it concerns tailors because they don't deliver on time and they … Continue reading Asoebi (a short story)
A father coming home from a long trip A mother making haste to get her kids A brother ‘lapping’ his sister at the hind of a ‘Danfo’ Two lovers caught in traffic whispering sweet nothings A baby sleeping soundly strapped to a car seat An inferno ambushing them snuffing out their lives with inextinguishable heat … Continue reading The inferno.
Sometime in April, The African Writers alongside Tolu. A. Akinyemi called for a poetry challenge on instagram. It was tagged “Ultimate April Challenge” with rewards for the top ten winners. Contestants were to write a poem of not more than fifteen lines with the theme “Dead Lions Don't Roar”. Phew! It wasn't an easy feat … Continue reading Don’t give up!
Oluwaseun Familusi is twelve years old. He was born on the 7th of December, 2006 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He attends Carmel School and is in grade 7. He started writing in 2017 and his hobbies are building robots, reading and watching documentaries. He's not so sure about what he wants to be in future, but … Continue reading Meet Oluwaseun Familusi the young poet…
I'm an addict and I must confess that I have been this way since I was young. The source of my addiction has always been close to me and when it's not I go all out to look for it. I love books! I remember how as a young child, we moved boxes and boxes … Continue reading Confessions of an addict.
This time last year, I volunteered as an intern in my daughter's school. When I was asked to pick a class I preferred, I intentionally chose grade one because I knew that would be her next class. I wanted to peep into the future and see what would be required of her in the next … Continue reading Anxiety
During the week my neighbor invited my children and I to attend her daughter’s birthday party. Her daughter was turning seven and guess where the venue for the birthday party was? You can't guess I'm sure! Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center!!! I was initially a bit skeptical, but I told my fears that … Continue reading Birthday in the wild!
This year, Mothers’ Day was celebrated on the 13th of May and Fathers’ day is going to be celebrated on Sunday 17th June. Yesterday my daughter’s preschool organized a mini combined celebration for Mothers and Fathers. The children sang and recited poems to celebrate their parents. It was such an emotional event for me. Hearing … Continue reading Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day.
Can you count how many times you have prayed to God for an opportunity? I bet you can't! Thomas Edison said that opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. This is so true! Early last month, a very good friend, Ufedo, tagged me to a post … Continue reading O. P. P. O. T. U. N. I. T. Y
Dear teacher/ parent/ caregiver, Do you know that G is for HOUSE? Yes! I also learnt that yesterday. After my daughter completed her homework, she brought it to me to crosscheck. The homework required her to fill in the first letter for the images that where drawn. My eyes squinted immediately I saw that she … Continue reading “G” is for HOUSE.