This picture was taken in the late afternoon in Mary’s kitchen as I waited for afang soup to finish cooking. Mary is like my mother/sister and always makes sure I have something to eat and helps me out in any way she can. Mary is a few years younger than me but has four […]

Nigeria is a bit infamous for being the scam capital of the world and I’m sure everyone’s received an email from a Nigerian prince claiming to need US$10,000 fronted to him with promises of returning millions. Locally referred to as “419”( 419 is supposedly the section number in Nigerian law in which scams fall under) […]

Owai is one of the three villages we are currently working with. Owai is the most undeveloped, remote and isolated of the the communities and it represents an extreme in rural forest dependent villages. Owai is near to Iko Esai but there is no road connecting them through the forest. It requires a 3-4 hour […]


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So I’ve got a ton of entries I haven’t finished and probably won’t during this trip to Calabar. But I was having a chat with a friend online and I realized that even the mundane normal things that I go through here can be interesting. I am never in a situation where I can blog […]

After working various jobs that would be far likelier candidates for censoring, most notably working in China and working under the US government, I’ve finally been censored by a most unlikely source: my NGO employing me here in Nigeria. As you may have noticed my previous blog was made public and although I tried to […]