Happy Independence Day, Nigeria

Today is Nigerian Independence Day – 58 years of independence from the English crown.Every year this day comes and goes and I never commemorate it, but I think about it. This year I started thinking about it over the summer, quite accidentally, when I asked my father what there was before Nigeria. In other words, […]

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Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

My mother is an excellent cook. Every year, I eagerly await Thanksgiving — after my birthday, it is my favorite holiday (and one of a precious few I celebrate). I love my mother’s homemade stuffing, the delicious turkey, our even more delicious Nigerian foods — because what is an American holiday without okra, egusi, fufu, […]

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