My trip to Igun Street, the centre of Bronze work in Africa.

My trip to Igun Street, the centre of Bronze work in Africa.

If you grew up Christian like me, then you’ll most likely recall reading Exodus Chapter 20, more commonly known as the 10 Commandments. Sitting right at number four are the words, “You shall not make for yourself a graven image in the form of anything in heaven above or on earth below…”, words which have evidently become less apparent in today’s world. You’re most likely to come across a majestic status on every street corner whether it be one as monumental as the Statue of Liberty or one as revered as the famous Benin bronze statues of Oba’s of time past. 

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On anxiety and perfection in writing

On anxiety and perfection in writing

This isn’t the post I set out to write, in fact I had that post all done and ready but as the days turned into weeks, the message I wished to convey seemed to morph with it. I had changed. My mindset had changed too but the words on the page remained the same and so it felt like a great disservice to myself not to speak to what mattered the most to me. I mean, that is why any writer does what they do, to speak to the core of their personhood on topics that matter the most to them.

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What I learnt about making friends as an adult woman

What I learnt about making friends as an adult woman

The first thing I learned about Nimotalai was that she was cool and “I was going to love her [forever]” before we even met in person. Our paths crossed two years ago, when I started working my first job after university; we met during her time working as a lawyer in the international development sector and our connection was almost instantaneous.

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