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  • girl staring in fire

    Dear Mother

    Dear Mother,   I hate cooking. I. HATE. COOKING. You know it never came naturally to me. I’ve always had to write down your recipes because I never really understood the entire concept of…

    July 29, 2016
  • Thia Adaugo

    Dear 30-year old me

    Hi Cynthia (or is it Adaugo now?), How are you? I hope you are genuinely happy? Did you find love with your ‘ideal’ guy? How ideal exactly is he? Are you married? Do you…

    November 13, 2015
  • writing-a-personal-letter
    Guest writer Letter


    Just about a year ago, we published a post titled LETTER TO MY NEXT on WAW. It was written by Tolu Oke who died as a serving youth corps member in a car crash on the…

    October 24, 2015
  • Baby-sleeping-in-wicker-crib
    Guest writer Letter

    Dear 6-month old me

    Dear 6-month old me, You look rather chubby today; probably because I have been rubbing my eyes lately. Something is in my eye again. The right one itches all the time. I might get…

    August 12, 2015
  • chimamanda-Ngozi-Adichie-1
    Guest writer Letter

    Letter to Chimamanda

    Dear Chimamanda, RE: WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS I love your first name. It is very beautiful and unique and I think you are very beautiful too. Maybe I will name my daughter after…

    July 29, 2015
  • Letter

    Dear future me…

    Dear future me, WHO AM I? That is the question I was born with this morning. In between puffs of cigarette smoke, our mutual friend asked, who are you? You should remember…I laughed, loud…

    December 2, 2014

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