NO MORE SHADES by Yemisi Wada When the slap landed on her face, even before Abiola could process the pain or feel that her jaw was shaking, the first thing she did as usual was to look around as usual to see who saw what happened. To see him beat her up again. The only person she saw was Tosin her and his little princess. ‘Oh, she thought, that’s okay, its only our daughter. Little did she know that years and years after she had died, that was the same thought floating through Tosin’s mind as she was...Read More
Author: yemisi wada
This is my book of the month. This book has now been adapted into a movie, which I can’t wait to watch to see if it matches the wonder the book is. This is a story basically of a girl who you find out things in her life just took a wrong turn and just because of the desperation to have a child. She ends up lying that she had a job after she lost hers and would take the train out everyday like she was going to work and in the process saw what she now reported but...Read More
As the Christmas approaches I’m very excited. I start to make plans. I can’t wait for the children to start coming home. ‘Which of my children finish early?’ I wonder. I excitedly call my ‘guys’ at the Airport. Putting them on notice that my treasures are coming home. I’m not scarce at the Airport, as the Yorubas would say. Changing dates and just hanging around Airline staff like they could bring my children quicker than planned. I smile to myself at the thought of how grown they must be and how my mother would be so excited to see...Read More
What age am I? This thought came to me recently very strongly. It all started when I saw my 13-year-old son off at the Airport in London and the Nigerian guys behind me were whispering. They were gossiping about me though it was flattering I suppose. They said they couldn’t believe I was the mother of a son that grown. It gave me immense pleasure to explain that this grown boy is infact my 4th child and I have a 26 year old who is married hence soon going to be a grand mother by the Grace of God....Read More
‘On Becoming…’ –A personal review by ‘Yemisi Wada I was away when someone asked if I had seen the ‘On Becoming…’ video on You Tube. I immediately looked for it and I must say when I watched it I didn’t understand what was coming. I thought perhaps there was going to be a reality show on Toke’s life and adventure moving on. I however didn’t have to wait long as about two days after I got a message from Toke and an invitation to the Book Launch. I had to leave the launch early and didn’t get a...Read More
Book of the Month
This is my book of the month. This book has now been adapted into a movie, which I can’t wait to watch to see if it matches the wonder the book is.
This is a story basically of a girl who you find out things in her life just took a wrong turn and just because of the desperation to have a child.