Going bald

I did it. Last December, I woke up and chopped off my hair. The night before, I ‘d taken out my plaits, a process that took five hours of my life that I will never get back. Each time I took a plait in my knackered hands and tried loosening my … [Read more]

Do writers really care about awards?

Of course writers care about awards (and whoever says otherwise is lying). Who doesn’t want a boost to their book sales and royalty cheque to boot?! So, the other day, I tried baking chocolate cake with spelt. It really didn’t come out right. … [Read more]

The Romanians next door

I used to have Romanian neighbours. They lived right next door and then, one day, in the middle of the night, they packed up and left. Our relationship did not start well. A friend came to visit. As I let her inside my house, she said: ‘I think … [Read more]

A curious thing happened at the weekend

I don’t remember the last time I bought a newspaper. Years, probably. I’m permanently ‘connected’, either via my smartphone, tablet or laptop, which means that I do - and read everything - online. I know I’m not alone in doing this, … [Read more]

My sisters

A pic of my sisters, Abiola and Ruka Sanusi. Feel the love. Aww. Now, I must get back to work... … [Read more]

Got fired, got a life

A few years ago, I was fired from a job. I was summoned into the manager’s office and told my role had been offered to someone else. My initial reaction was relief. I hated the job. I’d been working there for a few months, and bar my first … [Read more]