Dispatch from NYSC Camp

I'm in the NYSC camp for the mandatory 3-week orientation exercise. I was going to liveblog my experience, but my god, I was too overwhelmed by the sheer horror of it to type out anything coherent. Start with ...

Weird Conversations

I was walking along the hospital corridors on a weekend, wearing fairly form-fitting jeans and a blouse, when I heard, "Sister! Sister!" I walked on, telling myself that no right-thinking person would address me ...

Death

Not quite this.There's something unnerving about touching a warm body that has no life in it. It's even more disconcerting when the person- body- has gone cold and stiff. Silence... You can hear a pin drop. Then ...

Call Duty #00

Where I am, doctors are civil service workers, with official hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. The thing is, though, people don't just get sick during work hours. They get sick in the evenings, in the dead ...