Travel Smart With Attorney Chika Okoroafor: Why I Love Traveling and Why Your Visitors Visa Application May be Denied Even Though You are Rich

This post is part of the Travel Smart series written by Chika Okoroafor, an Immigration lawyer based in Nigeria. To get a glimpse into the wonderful work she is doing helping people who want to leave (whether permanently or temporarily) Nigeria’s shore,  read our interview with her here. Hello everyone, please get in here. ThisContinue reading “Travel Smart With Attorney Chika Okoroafor: Why I Love Traveling and Why Your Visitors Visa Application May be Denied Even Though You are Rich”

10 Vocabularies And Stories of How I Learned their Meanings

Every month, when I get my ABAjournal magazine, I hasten to read Bryan Garner’s column on Words. He gives very practical and useful tips on writing. Bryan has an impressive resume which includes being the editor-in-chief of all current editions of Black’s Law Dictionary. In the September 2013 issue of ABAjournal, Bryan asserted that one’sContinue reading “10 Vocabularies And Stories of How I Learned their Meanings”

Omalicha – Cubing Carrots

For the umpteenth time, Omalicha uncovered the pot of soup boiling on the green single-burner kerosene stove. The back of the pot was already covered in soot and it was only Tuesday. Omalicha washed the back of the pots on Saturdays, Saturdays because she didn’t go to school on weekends. Omalicha never took time toContinue reading “Omalicha – Cubing Carrots”

Of Prejudices And Racial Stereotypes – Stories From An LA Policer Officer and Others

It’s a staggering statistics. A black man in the United States is twenty-one times more likely to be killed by a cop than his white counterpart. So yesterday, I attended an event organized by Institute for Non-violence in Los Angeles, an organization that aims at restoring peace in communities through dialogue and mediation as opposedContinue reading “Of Prejudices And Racial Stereotypes – Stories From An LA Policer Officer and Others”

The Hesitant Haggler

Egoamaka didn’t like haggling. Once Egoamaka got to Main Market and settled on a shop and the trader to patronize, she immediately bonded with the seller, confiding in him that she wanted a product with a superior quality. And once the seller reassured her ‘M ga-eme gi ofuma‘, I will do you well, Egoamaka feltContinue reading “The Hesitant Haggler”

CHIELO: One Little Girl’s Journey to Finding a Career

When she got older, Chielo was told that she never went to a nursery school, and that on her first day in primary school, she came home with illegible scrawls drawn haphazardly on her 20 Leaves notebook. When her sisters asked her what she had written, what the scrawls drawn in circular motions were, sheContinue reading “CHIELO: One Little Girl’s Journey to Finding a Career”

Remebering Mr Nwosuagwu, Mrs Ekechukwu and Mazi Ubaka

Before writing this enrty, I searched the internet and found nothing on any of the above three, my secondary school teachers, who have all passed away. This is my little way of immortalizing them and making their legacies live. Mr Damian Nwosuagwu When Sir Nwosuagwu first came to our school, the rumor was that ourContinue reading “Remebering Mr Nwosuagwu, Mrs Ekechukwu and Mazi Ubaka”