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Diary Extract #13

Fear /fɪə/ noun an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.   After my dreamy weekend with Danladi, (yes, I saw him on the Sunday as well, though just for drinks), nothing could spoil my week.… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #12

  Reckless: /adj/ Utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action; without caution;   I’m driving through Alausa, making my way towards the Lagos-Ibadan express way to join the Third Mainland Bridge. It’s a nice Saturday morning and I’m smiling… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #11

Disclosure /dɪsˈkləʊʒə/ noun: the action of making new or secret information known.     “Can we skip classes today?” That was the first thing Danladi said to me this morning, when I sat with him at the bar during our… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #10

Trouble (trŭb′əl) noun A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty He didn’t call. He didn’t text. Complete radio silence. I must have picked up my phone and scrolled through it a hundred times yesterday and another hundred today,… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #9

Jeal.ou.sy noun \ˈje-lə-sē\ an unhappy or angry feeling of wanting to have what someone else has   We’ve just finished classes for the day and I’m walking through the car park as usual. It’s the third Thursday after the “Aisha”… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #8

mys·ter·y (mĭs′tə-rē) n:  One whose identity is unknown and who arouses curiosity   I’m sitting in the passenger’s seat of his car, not quite sure where we are headed. We seem to be going somewhere different but I don’t want… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #7

  Shame /SHām/ noun a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. It’s Monday morning. I have to go to class. But I lie in bed for an extra twenty minutes, aware… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #6

A•dul•ter•y (əˈdʌl tə ri) noun Consensual sexual intercourse between a married person and a person other than the spouse   I finally open the bathroom door to come out of hiding and I’m immediately hit by the aromas coming from… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #5

A·rous′al (əˈraʊzl) noun the action or fact of arousing or being aroused   Once again, I’m faced with the horribly difficult decision of what to wear. I’m done with the house chores which I never seem to be able to… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #4

In·fat·u·a·tion (inˌfaCHəˈwāSH(ə)n) noun a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration Friday morning. Thankfully it’s the last day of class this week. I’m looking forward to the weekend, even though I don’t know what Danladi has planned yet.… Continue Reading