I remember there was a time I was very enthusiastic about African authors. I would go to the bookshop at the Galleria almost every week to see what was new. Most times, I was challenged after reading. Like here I am with so many stories in my head waiting for the magical hour to put them on paper. I am always proud of those who have taken time out to write those stories, type them, correct them and modify them if necessary. I rekindled my love for African literature by picking up a book Lonely Roads by William Ifeanyi Moore.

right? Now you’ve got all it takes to make your special someone feel even more so. Go for it!    


High school was okay for me, I cannot say I had the best time of my life but it was definitely the peak of my formative years. I can say it was then that I became the person I am today, character-wise and all. University days hmmm…I am trying to reinvent myself so I run from some of my friends from uni. Just kidding. Maybe just a little. Reunion is not something that is uncommon; naturally you would want to meet some of your old buddies and besties once in a while.

He who marries for love without money has good nights and sorry days.” – Ani Difranco

My answer to this question has changed over the years. The Amanda of now says marry for love.

Ani Difranco  also said: “The difference between lost love and lost money is that in lost money there is a possibility of getting back!”

Let me tell you why.

After all that planning and the big wedding you probably want the honeymoon phase to last forever. Tough luck. The longer you stay in a relationship (talk less of marriage) the more you are going to be confronted with real life issues; money being the root of all evil must show up. Before you decide who pays for what, here are some valuable gems I have gathered over the years. Like I said I am ready for marriage.