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LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

The COVID19 crisis has led to a reordering of our lives as we know it, at least for the foreseeable future. Many important events have had to be postponed. One of them is the public presentation of ‘Naked Abuse: Sex for Grades in African Universities’, written by Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, the acclaimed Public Analyst and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Being Present

LOUD WHISPERS: Being Present

I could not stop jumping up and down last week Wednesday when I got a WhatsApp message on my phone. I stared at the images over and over and kept jumping, laughing, almost screaming in my excitement. The message was a set of images from the printing press where my new book ‘Loud Whispers’ was […]

How Olympic Champion David Boudia Handles His Fear Of Heights When Diving 32 Feet Above The Water

How Olympic Champion David Boudia Handles His Fear Of Heights When Diving 32 Feet Above The Water

David Boudia is an Olympic champion diver. He recently won silver and bronze medals in Rio and the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic games. Diving since he was 11, he qualified for the Olympic trials when he was 15. A talented child gymnast, Boudia clearly remembers the acrobatic joy that diving gave him. “I […]

‘The Girl Without a Sound’

‘The Girl Without a Sound’

“Once upon a very long time ago, there was a little girl with a fluff of hair, a mouth the shape of a cherry blossom and brown pools for eyes…” Wait. That’s not how stories go. At least not the ones most girls were told growing up. Those short, shaping, sticking stories that reflected a […]

The Single American Woman

The Single American Woman

By the time I walked down the aisle — or rather, into a judge’s chambers — in 2010, at the age of 35, I had lived 14 independent, early-adult years that my mother had spent married. I had made friends and fallen out with friends, had moved in and out of apartments, had been hired, […]