When I heard about migrants again this July on the news, I didn’t pay much attention to it at first, because every summer, journalists will come up with a favourite subject that they will toy with like a dog with a bone, until exhaustion. Last year, it was Lampedusa, Italy, which was in the limelight … More On migrants again
A little migrant African girl behind barbed wire near Calais, France? So, this is what it looks like to be a human being in this Twenty First century? Erecting walls everywhere against your fellow human brothers? What is this world we are living in? You cannot “welcome all the misery in the world”? But, you can start … More What is this?
Yesterday I talked about one of the aspect of married life I don’t like and that is the unfair repartition of domestic tasks. There are several other sides of marriage that can make it unbearable and lead to divorce. But apart from domestic violence and sexual abuse, I don’t think there is any ground for … More Why I don’t believe in divorce
I could have entitled this piece: “Embarrassing moments” as it is the story of how I made a fool of myself in a famous Lagos Club, behaving as if I was freshly arriving in Lagos straight from my remote village! Particularly when you consider that I had been on dance floors, in Paris, in Rome, … More AT THE CLUB
Famous Belgian cartoonist, Hergé, wrote: “By believing in his dreams, man turns them into reality” and indeed, his popular character, Tintin, was the first to walk on the moon, before moon landing became a reality in 1969. Do you remember as the series 24 hours with Kiefer Sutherland surprised everybody by featuring a black president … More When our wildest dreams become reality
I read George Orwell’s famous book, 1984, again, the other day, and I was amazed to come to the realization that most of what he had imagined has come to pass. Of course, the setting is completely different. We enjoy freedom of expression and free movement, and people’s human rights are being defended more than … More Big Brother is watching you
My husband sometimes thinks I am a spy because I am very peculiar with what concerns me. For instance, I have a small shredding machine in our bedroom to get rid of every piece of paper I happen to have scribbled on. I am not paranoid! I just enjoy my privacy! I don’t want my … More My husband thinks I am a spy!
Yes, I am talking about hair again, today. Yesterday, I referred you to BBC Africa Hair Talks (if you haven’t see it, here is the analysis by Pumza Fihlani). I will not add my own to this conversation, as what I think about this controversial subject is pretty well summarized in this statement by the journalist: … More “Your hair rules you”
Here is a very interesting article by Pumza Fihlani, a journalist for BBC Africa. Read more on their site : Being African: What does hair have to do with it? – BBC News.
A few months ago, I was driving my car, minding my own business (eating biscuits and drinking water from a bottle), when I got stopped by some policemen: – Madam, follow us to the police station, please, you are riding the wrong way! – What do you mean the wrong way? I have been driving … More At the police station