Author Archives: Joxy

About Joxy

When I'm not cooking or thinking about cooking, then I'm writing, or thinking about writing. I love misdirection....nothing is ever what it seems!

Hebrew childbirth or die trying

‘I want to give birth like the Hebrew women, or I’ll die trying. And even if I don’t die, and my baby ends up being born disabled, it’d have been worth it in the end, because I did it like … Continue reading

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Eni to kan lo mo

Years ago, before I had my first hip replacement, I lived in excruciating pain. The kind of pain that even today, I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I went through aboniki like water, but it couldn’t reach the pain, … Continue reading

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Kazan ridi

It’s been a minute. Life. The other day, my friend JokeB came round to recreate the food she had grown up with. We had both lived in Kaduna at around the same time, but our paths hadn’t crossed then. We posted … Continue reading

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The morning so far

Noticed at some point this morning that it was raining. E3 repeated insistently that she had no desire to go to school. ‘I do not want to see my friends’ she said firmly, pre-empting my stock response. E2 wanted her … Continue reading

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Vote for my choice or die!!!

Melodramatic enough for you? Nollywood has nothing on me! I went on Twitter earlier today, and gathered that the Oba of Lagos had allegedly threatened Igbo leaders and by association their tribesmen, with death if they did not vote for … Continue reading

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E1 ran for house prefect last term. She wrote a speech and went around her school campaigning. There were three girls and a boy competing for two positions. After the votes were cast and counted, E1 had the second highest vote. … Continue reading

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Things have changed, yet everything is still the same. I have no excuses for my absence, no explanations either. Today though, I need catharsis. An outlet for all the thoughts that rage through, incessantly. I wonder at what is happening … Continue reading

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