About Sylvia Ofili

Sylvia Ofili is a writer and teacher currently based in Stockholm. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria of Nigerian/Hungarian parents and her writing has appeared in the Guardian Nigeria and Brittle Paper. She is also known as ‘The Waffarian’ and has been writing on her blog for over ten years. German Calendar No December is her first full-length graphic novel.

You know how kids can make up songs and lyrics just like that while playing or cycling etc? That song "scape goat" by DBanj ( I didn't even know he was still trying to make music, he should just stop) sounds like he just went to the studio and made up whatever nonsense.
You know that thing little kids do in public when they mimic people around them in that mischievous way only kids are capable of? Parents, you are the only one that thinks your kid is cute. I was not amused and I speak for all the other victims of today's train performance.
This is the headline???? What nonsense! This a super star athlete that has worked and achieved goals many of you will NEVER achieve in your lifetime and this is your headline, about man? Olodos. That's why una life be as e be cos na this nonsense be una focus for life. https://t.co/63mK9db3BN
  • German Calendar, No December

    Olivia Evezi’s childhood is a happy one; her days are spent listening to highlife records and poring over colourful postcards from Germany. When she leaves her hometown of Warri behind to live out her Enid Blyton fantasies in a boarding school in Lagos, instead of adventure and lacrosse, she is met with punishments, endless chores and hazing rituals.

    Olivia’s restlessness takes her to Germany, her mother’s homeland, where she is thrown into a hidden world of workers and migrants; a world of constant vigilance, where a piece of paper can hold the key to survival. Olivia finds that she is destined to always be an outsider – too white for Nigeria and too black for Germany – and so must learn to define herself and her place in the world beyond the labels that have been given to her: exotic, foreign, oyinbo.

    German Calendar, No December is a candid and reflective coming of age tale about learning to navigate the world, with the help of good music, good books, good friends, and a touch of courage.

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