Cue the harmony of G. F. Handel’s “But Thanks be to God” chorus.

It wouldn’t be right to tell my life story without taking the time to express my heartfelt, deep gratitude to all the people who made it all possible. …


Me, in academic gown after a successful LLM Program in University of Lagos.

What I Think of the Deep End

The deep end is neither good nor bad, what matters is your ability to swim.

I created this original quote when I went through some sort of self-evaluation of what was going on with me and around me. I felt like a hot…


There is a very big chance that if you are Nigerian, your parents have infantilized you at different points in time, for no good reason, unprovoked. It would appear that when it suits them, Nigerian parents would see you either as an adult or a child and you can hardly…


Ramblings

I go to bed, willing sleep to come, and for several minutes, it plays with me before gently dragging me to subconscious. I get up at dawn willing the morning to hold still for a while, but it gallops away, like a horse on a morning run. I never…


When I was a little girl, about 7 or 8 years old, I thought of dying, I actually wished for death… Till date, I have not been able to talk to anyone about it . However, I had made no attempts to kill myself, had only wished, so fervently, that…


I wrote the piece below in 2013 while writing my final year thesis at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. My schedule was tight and the editors at The Sky Is our Earth: An Anthology of Fifty Young Nigerian Poets had called for submissions.For some reason I cannot quite put…


For all the jibes on the seeming unintelligence of the generality of people from the Northern part of Nigeria by most other Nigerians, there are yet lessons to learn from them, one of which is that the value of a legal tender is in the amount it embodies and not…


A few weekends ago, I entered a small bus heading to my busstop. The bus was empty so I gladly took the front seat beside the driver. It wasn’t long before a young man entered too. He looked like someone from the north, his intonation sounded so too. He sat…


The first time I saw you was not the first time I met you.

The first time I met you was not when I fell in love with you

The first time time I said “I love you” was not when I realised I did.

Some moments always stand out…


“Children are innocent.”

Munchkins

I cannot count how many times I have heard this statement. However, nobody tells you that children are selfish too.

Is it because we all are?

Recently, I have had the chance to live with children, a boy, 5 and a girl, 3. (For the purpose of…

Chinonyelum Ibe

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