‘Have you considered that my daughter here is a soon-to-be pharmacist?’ – ‘Yes, sir.’ – ‘Have you considered that she is now completing her bachelor’s in pharmacy and will proceed to do her MPhil in the UK?’ [2mins]

This story was published as a finalist of the AFREADA x Africa Writes Competition.

You must take a year off, one of these days, before you’re old and tired and weighed down by responsibility. Go away somewhere, and read. Helon Habila