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Really taken back by the current situation in Nigeria so I wrote about it. The title is pinched from Half of a Yellow Sun; the novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

We must do something. We must act now and #BringOurGirlsBack

“My eyes water, my heart aches, Aljazeera echoes, two hundred and thirty four girls. I feel like I am in between chocking and falling into cardiac arrest. Aljazeera echoes, the sound bounces off my wall like 808 sound bites, fear is in the air, rising like chimney fumes on portobello road steady moving like Lagos traffic. 

This isn’t the days of Nubia where the worth of any being is hailed and respected. 
This is like the Biafra war, 
Like apartied, 
Like genocied. 
This is a new Nigeria. 
Where children are now pawns to Boko Haram hastily being flung on their chess boards with no remorse but this is…

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