Thursday, 25 April 2013

Coming up.....

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will be released in Lagos on April 27 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island.

The book is already on sale in book stores.

For up to date info on the book tour and every other thing ‘Americanah-ish‘, visit here


Sunday, 14 April 2013

What has been on my mind this past week

Ever since I heard about Chimamanda's latest novel getting released, my mind has not been at rest, literally!!!

It's going to be on sale in Lagos from April 21st, 2013 and I'm so looking forward to that day.

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.
As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.
Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their homeland and for each other—they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.

Are you as excited as I am?  

Monday, 1 April 2013

I guess I'm back

Growing up is hard to do.

That's what I tell myself every time.

I'm sitting here, holding this wheel and all I can hear in my head is your voice telling me I can't do it.

I realize, I really can't do it and I freeze for a second and then scream, 'I cant do it' and then the tears start pouring.

Your voice doesn't really encourage me.

I want to curl up and just continue crying, just disappear, stay hidden from everyone else in this world.

I don't want to grow up.

Growing up is hard to do.

And then I hear another voice.  I stop crying for a moment.

You're telling me it's me, only me that can help myself,

This world is hard as it is.

I just wish everything would fall in place.

I want to cry, I want to.

I think I've started to cry already.

Oh no, I hear your voice again.

"Grow up", you say.

"Don't let it all get to you. You can be what you want to be."

"Only you can help yourself. You just have to be strong."

"Grow up my dear, grow up."

All of a sudden I find strength. or do I?

I really do want to grow up. I want to be a strong woman.

I can still see you smiling at me in the distance and urging me on.

And I find that's all I need to carry me on..

Ay...    5:17pm


Okay, so I wrote this random note in just a few minutes, during one of my 'black moods' today. Guess that's what I needed to help me make a comeback to my precious blog. I have no excuses for why I have been away for so long. Just haven't found out how to balance my time effectively, just when I thought I knew how to.

It's been monthsss since I wrote anything or read anything.. sigh.. Anyways what do you guys think of my write up above. Dunno if it to call it a poem. I don't like poems, funny enough.

I hope to be more consistent with blogging and everything else. So help me God.

Thanks y'all for stopping by!