Monthly Archives: April 2016

Now this was a first! I am often assumed to be Nigerian and on one occasion Ghanaian but never Angolan! Maybe it was because he couldn’t quite place my name – which didn’t seem like a typical Nigerian name or from the Francophone countries of Africa. To him, I must be from the former Portuguese colony of Angola. It was a funny exchange and I thanked him for thinking I was from… Read More

I was in the U.S. for  two weeks between March 18 and April 3. I arrived on a 16 hour Emirates flight that took off from Dubai and landed in Los Angeles. While 16 hours is a long time to be in the air, it went by rather quickly. And it helped that I had a row to myself. Once I arrived in the homeland, I caught a second flight from Los Angeles… Read More