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HOW TO STILL ACHIEVE YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

Ginger! When we began the year 2019, everyone had it in abundance. And no, I don’t mean the hot, fragrant spice made from the rhizome of a plant, which may be chopped or powdered for cooking… I mean that toe-tingling, heart-pumping, the-hour-has-come, I’ve-got-all-the-motivation-I-need feeling that falls upon you once the clock chimes 12:00 on New Year’s Eve. That’s the ginger…

TIMES AND SEASONS

(FREE CHAPTER FROM LAJU IREN’S NEW BOOK, MIRROR, MIRROR) The Chinese bamboo is an interesting tree. While most trees grow steadily over a period of time, it doesn’t break through the ground in the first year. If you go to the ground where it is planted, you may barely notice anything above the surface, but you would be wrong to…

Finding Miriam (Free Chapter)

Chapter One Miriam hated this place. When Goch asked her how good her Hausa was, she thought he just needed a brief translation, she had no idea that this was what he had in mind. The blazing hot sun seeped through her cotton blouse, heightening her irritation even more. “Oga, I thought you said your a/c was working.” He muttered…

Praise for Selfies With Bible Girls

Selfies With Bible Girls is the proper definition of love at first sight. It red hard cover back and impeccable design are the first thing you notice. You might also find your name or the name of a friend if you look closely at the text, signalling to you that you will find yourself on the pages of the book.…

'How I lost 26 kg in four months…'

 Coach Cathy was overweight, now she helps others lose weight… It all started about 3 years ago; I had an event to attend with Hubby. I couldn’t get any dress to fit and I was shocked- what had happened to me? I quizzed myself silently as I took a look at the mirror, terrified at the reflection I saw. In…

HE PUT A RING ON IT…9 THINGS TO DO NEXT!  

By Grace Samuel Whoop! Whoop!! So le Boo finally went on one knee (or not) and you said “yes!” You must feel on cloud 9 or maybe cloud 1 because the ring wasn’t as awesome as those you’ve been fantasizing with on Instagram. But the deal is, you said yes to the man you want to spend the rest of…

Before You Marry…

You have been waiting for so long. This is the year you get the Bae or Le Boo. This is the year you finally get that ring on your finger, walk down the aisle, and live happily ever after. Pause please. Just before you continue the fairy tale for real, find out what you must do before you get married:…

HADIZA (PART ONE)

Hadiza Run! The dreadful sound of machine guns pierced through the once calm night. ‘Insha Allah, he is my only son.’ She had never heard mama so frightened. Was that Abdullahi, wailing profusely? Hadiza woke up with a start. ‘Diza, run!’ She had not been dreaming. Abdullahi terrified voice warning her in his last moments. ‘Please, kill me, but don’t…