In this final part of the Straws on the Camel’s Back series, I address the problem with some of the most common phrases in Nigeria and what they really mean.
Since my return to Nigeria, the feminist in me is enraged daily, sometimes hourly. I have been repeatedly reminded of how weak I am in comparison to a strong glorious man. Alarmingly, I have noticed myself doing certain things that adhere to this sentiment. As part of the Straws on the Camel’s Back series, I try my best to vent out my frustration – as politely as I can – in just 500 words. Needless to say, this was rather difficult to accomplish.
Straws on the Camel’s Back: Part 1 The people outside my window unsettle me. Their sun-scorched skin and pleading eyes … More
Intro I recently moved back to Lagos after spending my entire teenage life in the UK. I anticipated settling down … More