Thinking in English, Expressing in another Language

Yesterday morning, as I was preparing to leave for work, I listened to VOA Hausa’s health program Lahiya Uwar Jiki. Na taho - In gaisheki, lahiya uwar jiki Babu mai fushi dake It was a reproductive health topic focusing on highly technical stuff like in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination and hormonal therapy. The doctor started … Continue reading Thinking in English, Expressing in another Language

From the new Abuja International Airport to Frankfurt en route America

As we approach the new international terminal, the driver makes to turn left toward the train station but instantly changes his mind. He hasn’t been to the airport since the new terminal was opened. He is apparently thinking that the entrance to the new terminal must be on that side. Its underbelly betrays no orifice … Continue reading From the new Abuja International Airport to Frankfurt en route America

Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

Gifted with a gorgeous imagination,And inspired to peep into the dark void of the cosmos,He glimpsed blinding, darting, comets of comprehension.Even as his body would not yield to the commands of his mind, He took a deep dive into the unfathomable sea of physical nothingness,And came up with nuggets and pearls of mysterious insight.His mercurial mind … Continue reading Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)