ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elnathan John is a Nigerian novelist and writer, and one of Nigeria’s most well-known satirists. He has twice been shortlisted for the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing (2013 & 2015).
His writing has been published in Per Contra, Evergreen Review and Chimurenga’s The Chronic. He is a 2015 Civitella Ranieri Fellow and lives in Abuja, Nigeria.
I make a mistake typing this chapter, but before I delete I realise there was no autocorrect and the computer does not underline it. I look up the word. I question my life and education.
Next event I attend I shall sneak in the word 'grot' a few times just to make up for my life.
I'll write the next chapter by hand. Had to scribble and saw how badly my handwriting has deteriorated. One prize I used to get in primary school was for Writing. We were taught cursive like it's own subject. Only one person intimidated me: Hadiza Junaidu. Wonder where she is now