Africa

Growing up in Nigeria

Ever wondered what its like to be a child growing up in Africa? Despite all the visions of despair flashed across TVs on a daily basis, there are tiny pockets of hope sprouting everyday and people move about their daily lives. Recently wrote a short […]

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Forgotten In Our Backyard

Standing back, watching personalities emerge with glee, I studied each child. Under the humid August summer in Lagos, Nigeria, they were playing a pickup game of soccer in the little dusty yard of the orphanage. I remembered a few faces – older and leaner – […]

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Postcard: The Wedding Guest

Attending a friend’s wedding in Lagos, Nigeria was a prime spot for people watching. Guests arrived in various , colorful traditional attires. One of my favorites was this little guest wearing a small gele – Yoruba headtie – paired with traditional lace sewn in an […]

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Transitions Abroad: Africa Issue

Be sure to check out the latest issue of Transitions Abroad’s Webzine – Focus: Africa and the Middle East. Besides providing the magazine’s cover photograph of the little Nigerian girl with tiro around her eyes, I also wrote the following two articles: – Volunteer Effectively […]

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Poverty Around Us

This is a scene along Victoria Island, considered to be one of Lagos’ high end suburbs in Nigeria. Nested between million dollar homes are wooden shacks and dwindling infrastructure which never fail to break one’s heart on each trip back home. Children hawk goods while […]

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Postcard: Mercy

One of the kids at Mercy Home who’ve stolen my heart. Spent some time (not enough!) catching up with them, bringing some supplies, and playing a little bit of soccer. Currently working on more writeups and hope to post a photo gallery from Nigeria tomorrow.

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